Definition - What does Slickline Tools mean?
Slickline Tools are certain category of tools which are used when any well workover and intervention related activities needs to be performed in an already producing oil or gas well. These tools are designed in such a way that they can be easily lowered down into the well bore over a strand wire attached to the wireline equipment setup. This strand wire is called slickline.
Bracetool explains Slickline Tools
In simple terms, tools which can be attached to the slickline and lowered into the well bore for well workover and intervention purposes are called slickline tools. A slickline is an unbraided strand wire which is smooth, shinny & has varying wire length depending on the depth of an oil well. The length of the slickline can be up to 35000 feet which means that the slickline tools can be sent along this wire deep inside the well upto great depths.
There are various types of slickline tools used in the oilfield applications. Some of them are:
- Pulling tools
- Gauge cutter or gauge ring
- Lead impression block
- Sample & Stroke bailer
- Hydrostatic bailer
- Running tools