This is part of the Oil and Gas Production Series
Many of today’s most vital oilfield operations depend directly on the use of wireline, a strong, thin length of wire cable mounted on a powered reel. Wireline is particularly important during completion and production. Field operators can run anything from a basic downhole directional survey to the most delicate gamma ray formation log on wireline. They can fire perforating charges at precisely determined downhole locations, back off a string of stuck pipe, retrieve a wrench, or manipulate complex subsurface well pressure and flow controls.
This manual covers the development of wireline operations, describes wireline equipment, and describes the various operations (diagnostic, troubleshooting, and completion and production maintenance) performed using wireline equipment. Readable language, clearly labeled illustrations and photographs, a glossary, and helpful self-test review questions help the reader understand the material. ISBN 0-88698-043-7. 1984, 92 pp.