Oil and Gas Production: How Wire Line is Used

Moving tools and equipment up and down the casing is necessary to find and repair issues in the well as well as monitor conditions downhole. A wireline is used when dropping tools into the well or pulling tubing or other equipment out of it. Also, wire lines must be used for pulling tubing or rods, cutting paraffin, doing surveys, and other things. Wireline services by Renegade are available that can include laying up wire, solid wire, or wire that can perform an electrical current into the well.

What to Know About Wire Rope

Wire rope is a common wireline style composed of smaller, solid strands of wire woven together. Wire rope is similar to fiber or twine rope that has a central core around which the smaller strands are braided. It is necessary to measure rope correctly to determine the correct tool and equipment size to use with this wire. Although wire rope is sturdy, it can be permanently damaged when handled or used incorrectly.

Kinds of Wireline

There are many reasons to use wire. Some people require a certain kind of wireline while others some kinds of lines serve several purposes.

Below are the different kinds of wire lines:

  • Line from drum to blocks. Such a line runs from a reel drum on servicing unit to the blocks or pulleys used with the equipment to offer a mechanical advantage. Wireline used with a servicing unit is rotation-resistant to ensure the elevators will not turn on their way up through the derrick. Also, the line is designed to be used only on the surface.
  • Sand lines. This wireline has high tensile strength and is used for running tools and equipment down into the well. It is placed on the second drum of the pulling or servicing unit. These utility lines can be used for different purposes, depending on the tool or equipment being run on it.

  • Solid wire. These wire lines are used in special situations, generally for placing valves, running tests or dropping a bomb, which is a device for measuring pressure. Tests such as temperature surveys, pressure surveys, and directional surveys require a solid wire.
  • Electrical lines. These are used for a lot of tasks that require powered tools or equipment to be lowered into the well. Also, they will be used to make perforations, measure depth and other surveys, as well as for other reasons.

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