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Open-Hole Fishing

NOTE: This module includes a 15 minute video (courtesy of Weatherford) illustrating some fishing tools and processes.  To see the module without the video Go to the Fishing Basics Module page.

Fishing can be divided into two broad categories: open-hole and cased-hole fishing. Open-hole fishing is done as the well is being drilled while cased-hole fishing is performed during production or well workover. Fishing techniques and types of equipment used vary between the two. This module will provide you with an overview of what is fishing, who performs the fishing job, some open-hole fishing causes, tools, techniques and ways to handle fishing jobs such as twist-offs, pipe stuck in keyseat and wall stuck pipe.
The Open-Hole Fishing module consists of the following:
  • Lesson 1—Introduction to Fishing
  • Lesson 2—Causes of Fishing Jobs
  • Lesson 3—Fishing Tools
  • Lesson 3—Video
  • Lesson 4—Fishing Jobs
  • Fishing Glossary
  • Quiz

Open-Hole Fishing It should take you approximately 60–75 minutes to complete this module. A passing score earns you a Certificate of Completion.

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