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The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, 2nd Edition

Book Description

  • Remodeled with latest jars on the market, catch tools, and retrieving stuck packers with cutting technology
  • Improved with information on methods such as sidetracking and plug-and-abandon operations
  • Modernized with approaches and tactics on more advanced well projects such as high-angle deviated and horizontal wells and expandable casing technology to repair casing failure and leaks.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Disclaimer
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1: Conventional Fishing
    1. Abstract
    2. Thru-tubing fishing
  9. Chapter 2: Using Communication to Avoid Hazards
    1. Abstract
  10. Chapter 3: The Economics of Fishing
    1. Abstract
  11. Chapter 4: The Cardinal Rules of Fishing
    1. Abstract
    2. Evaluate
    3. Communicate
    4. Gather information
    5. A simple approach to the solution
    6. Keep track of pipe tallies
    7. Do not rotate the fishing string
    8. Do not pull out the rope socket
    9. The role of a fishing tool supervisor
  12. Chapter 5: Pipe Sticking
    1. Abstract
    2. Sand sticking
    3. Mud sticking
    4. Barite settling/sticking/id restricting
    5. Friction stuck (casing in casing)
    6. Mechanical sticking
    7. Key-seat sticking
    8. Cement Sticking
    9. Under-gauge hole sticking
    10. Differential sticking
    11. Blowout sticking
    12. Lost-circulation sticking
    13. Sloughing-hole sticking
  13. Chapter 6: Types of Free Point Tools
    1. Abstract
    2. Determining the stuck point
    3. Using stretch calculations for determining free casing
    4. Tubing, drill pipe, and casing stretch data
    5. General stretch formula
    6. Stretch tables
    7. Determining stretch
    8. Determining the free point
    9. Calculation of SC and FPC
    10. Stretch graphs
    11. Set-down and slack-off weights
  14. Chapter 7: Parting the Pipe String
    1. Abstract
    2. Backoff
    3. Chemical cut
    4. Jet cut
    5. E-line motor-driven cutters
    6. Mechanical cut
    7. Abrasive fluid cuts
    8. Connection split shots
  15. Chapter 8: Catch Tools
    1. Abstract
    2. Overshots
    3. Spears
  16. Chapter 9: Impact Tools
    1. Abstract
    2. Principles of jarring
    3. Jarring on stuck tools
    4. Jarring strings
    5. Jar placement programs
    6. Bumper jars
    7. Oil jars
    8. Bidirectional hydraulic fishng jar
    9. Jar intensifier or accelerator
    10. Agitator tools
    11. Surface jars
    12. Drilling jars
  17. Chapter 10: Washover Operations
    1. Abstract
    2. Rotary shoes
    3. External cutters
    4. Washpipe spears
    5. Unlatching joints
    6. Backoff connectors
    7. Hydraulic clean-out tools
  18. Chapter 11: Loose-Junk Fishing
    1. Abstract
    2. Magnets
    3. Junk baskets
    4. Hydrostatic bailers
    5. Junk shots
  19. Chapter 12: Milling Operations
    1. Abstract
    2. Mills dressed with tungsten carbide inserts
    3. Mills dressed with crushed tungsten carbide
    4. Concave bottom mill
    5. Tooth-Type bladed mill
    6. Taper mill
    7. String mills
    8. Economills
    9. Skirted mill prevents sidetracking while milling
    10. Watermelon mill
    11. Hollow mills
    12. Conductor taper mills
  20. Chapter 13: Wireline Fishing
    1. Abstract
    2. Cable-guide method
    3. Side-door overshot method
    4. Fishing parted wireline
    5. Cutting the line
    6. Electric submersible pumps
  21. Chapter 14: Retrieving Stuck Packers
    1. Abstract
    2. Retrievable Packers
    3. Permanent packers
  22. Chapter 15: Fishing in Cavities
    1. Abstract
  23. Chapter 16: Sidetracking Methods
    1. Abstract
    2. Whipstock systems and anchors
    3. Cleanliness of casing wall
    4. Formation
    5. Hydraulic-set whipstock anchor
    6. One-trip milling system
    7. Coiled tubing sidetracking
  24. Chapter 17: Section Milling
    1. Abstract
    2. Section mills
  25. Chapter 18: Repair of Casing Failures and Leaks
    1. Abstract
  26. Chapter 19: Fishing in High-Angle Deviated and Horizontal Wells
    1. Abstract
  27. Chapter 20: Plug-and-Abandon Operations
    1. Abstract
    2. Temporary plug-and-abandon
    3. Permanent plug-and-abandon
  28. Chapter 21: Miscellaneous Tools
    1. Abstract
    2. Mouse traps
    3. Reversing tools
    4. Hydraulic pulling tool
    5. Box and tapered taps
    6. Bulldog overshot
    7. Spline joint
  29. Chapter 22: Thru-Tubing Standard Tools
    1. Abstract
    2. Coiled tubing connector
    3. Dual-back pressure valve
    4. Hydraulic disconnect
    5. Dual-actuated circulating valve
    6. Motorhead assembly
  30. Chapter 23: Thru-Tubing Fishing
    1. Abstract
    2. Preplanning
    3. Rules of thumb
    4. Additional equipment
    5. Spears and overshots
    6. Fishing parted coiled tubing
  31. Chapter 24: Thru-Tubing Fishing Jars and Accelerators
    1. Abstract
    2. Jars
    3. Accelerators
    4. Bidirectional vibratory jars
  32. Chapter 25: Thru-Tubing Debris Catchers
    1. Abstract
    2. Venturi jet junk basket
    3. Magnetic chip catcher
  33. Chapter 26: Thru-Tubing Workover Motors
    1. Abstract
    2. Workover motor components
    3. Workover motor performance
  34. Chapter 27: Thru-Tubing Milling
    1. Abstract
    2. Operational procedures
    3. Scale milling
    4. Profile enlargement
  35. Chapter 28: Thru-Tubing Underreaming
    1. Abstract
    2. Operational considerations
  36. Chapter 29: Coiled-Tubing-Conveyed Tubing and Drill-Pipe Cutting
    1. Abstract
    2. Hydromechanical pipe-cutting system
  37. Chapter 30: Thru-Tubing Impact Drilling
    1. Abstract
    2. Operational considerations
    3. Penetration rates
  38. Chapter 31: Precautionary Measures and Inspection Procedures
    1. Abstract
  39. Chapter 32: Service Providers
    1. Abstract
  40. Chapter 33: Down-hole Video Cameras
    1. Abstract
  41. Glossary
  42. Bibliography
  43. Index