B Shifting Tool

Definition - What does B Shifting Tool mean?

As the name suggests, the function of the shifting tool is to open, close & shift the position of the flow circulation devices or sleeves inside the bore hole. The operations performed using shifting tools are conducted without making the hydrocarbon production process to halt. The B type shifting tool works similar to BO type shifting tools with only difference in it is that the B type shifting tool has a key whereas in BO shifting tool, it is not.

Bracetool explains B Shifting Tool

In an oil well, there can be numerous sliding side doors at various location so in such cases in order to slide a particular sliding side door, either a B type shifting tool is used or BO type shifting tool is used. The difference between the two is that in B type shifting tool, there is a shifting tool key which selectively selects the sliding side door to be shifted and helps the tool in engaging with the SSD inner sleeves and moves it in the direction of the movement of tool i.e in up or down direction.

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