To locate and retrieve Wireline from the wellbore.
The Wire Retriever consists of eight main components:
1. Fishneck 2. Mandrel 3. Top Sub 4. Body 5. Washer 6. Dart 7. Tapered Sleeve 8. Skirt (may come in different O.D.’s)
Attach to the tool string and lower into wellbore, Once the top of the wire is found, work the Wire Retriever up and down to allow the wire to become trapped between the skirt and the tapered cone, once this has been achieved remove tool string and broken wire from the wellbore.
The Wire Retriever may be used when there is a desire to locate and potentially retrieve a broken (parted) slickline or wire.
Different size fingered skirts may be interchanged depending on the tubing size.