Landing the Big One—The Art of Fishing

Art of fishing
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 24
Issue: 4
Publication Date: 01/15/2013

Second only to blowouts, one of the worst situations a driller may encounter is the loss of equipment downhole. Fishing—the art of recovering lost, damaged or stuck objects from the borehole—draws on the experience, imagination and innovation of the fishing expert. This article describes tools and strategies developed for dealing with items lost in the wellbore.

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