Wireline service is a type of cabling technology used by the Oil and Gas Industry to insert equipment or devices inside the wellbore for conducting operations. The equipment and measurement tools inserted inside the well or casing provide real-time data to help the field engineers to control the different parameters of the process.
Due to the increasing production activities in the oil and gas industry, the prospects for wireline or slickline services are considerable. These services continue to rise in the oilfield due to ever-increasing cabling needs. They help the oil and gas companies to keep the production operations economical, which acts as a key driver for the wireline services market.
The wireline services market is segmented based on the type, sector, application, and well type. Based on these types, the market is divided into a stick line or electric line wireline. Further, based on the application, the market is segmented into intervention, recovery, completion, and wireline logging. Besides, on the basis of the sector, the wireline market is segmented into offshore and onshore.
Wireline is available in different types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. These may be a solid wire, laid up wire, or a wire that can transmit electric current into the well.
What Are The Basics Of Wire Rope?
Wire lines are of different types. However, the most commonly encountered style is wire rope. It consists of tiny, solid strands of wire woven together. Similar to fiber rope, wire ropes have a central core surrounded by braided smaller strands.
An operator can lay the rope in different ways. It is crucial to measure rope using the correct method and identify the correct equipment size to use with the wire. Make sure to measure the wire rope across the widest dimension.
Though the wireline is sturdy, it gets damaged if handled incorrectly. The damage may be permanent and have a long-term impact on the strength of the rope. Thus, before using a wireline, it is necessary to inspect it.
What Are Types Of Wireline Used In Oil And Gas Industry?
A wireline company uses wireline services for different purposes. Some operations require a specific type of wireline, while others can be performed using multi-purpose wirelines.
Line From Drum To Block
Wirelines run from a reel drum to the blocks. The blocks are pulleys used with equipment to offer a mechanical advantage. This line needs to be at least 500 feet long. As it is run back and forth between the blocks, the wire needs to be long enough to lower the traveling block. Besides, there should be some reserve space on the drum and sufficient reserve line so that the blocks can be re-threaded.
Electric lines are used in tasks that require power tools to be lowered into the well. A wellbore that is being drilled requires open hole logs to find out if the well is worth completing. These lines are also used for perforations, measuring the depth or other parameters, and several other purposes.
These are generally structural supports. Unlike the other wire lines, guy lines aren’t inserted into the well. Instead, they run from a tall structure, such as a servicing unit to the ground to provide stability. They are often the standard right-hand lay that usually has a smaller diameter than the wire on the drum. Make sure to use the correct size line with adequate strength, as the guy lines may be put under a shear strain.