The Flow-Release Slick-Catch Spear provides a method of engaging and recovering tubulars or other types of equipment with a slick internal profile.
To latch onto a fish neck, the tool is ran to depth and landed off in the GS profile. The downward movement retracts the grapple allowing it to snap into the profile. Circulation may also be established through the tool prior to making engagement with the fish. This will set the tool in the release position and the resulting flow can help keep the GS profile. When the pump is stopped, the tool will return to the latched position and the assembly can be retrieved to surface.
To release the tool from the fish neck, weight is set down on the BHA and the flow rate is increased. Flow through the tool creates back pressure which acts on an internal piston, causing the grapple to retract into the release position.
The orifice is easily accessible and can be changed so that the release pressure is attained at the desired flow rate.
- Hydraulic Operation, no shear screws required
- Flow-Through capability
- Can be functioned multiple times
- High Tensile strength for jarring operations
- Torque-Through version also available
- Range of “Catch” sizes available for each tool
|Tool OD||Tensile Yield||Nominal F/N Size||Standard Connection|
|Ø1-½"||26,500 lbs||1-½" GS Profile||1.000" AMMT|
|Ø1-11/16"||40,500 lbs||2.000" GS Profile||1.000" AMMT|
|Ø2.000"||56,000 lbs||2.000" GS Profile||1-½" AMMT|
|Ø2-1/8"||88,000 lbs||2-½" GS Profile||1-½" AMMT|
|Ø2-7/8"||155,000 lbs||3.000" GS Profile||2-3/8" PAC|
|Ø3-5/8"||244,000 lbs||4.000" GS Profile||2-3/8" PAC|
|Ø4-7/16"||244,000 lbs||5.000" GS Profile||2-3/8" PAC|
|Ø5-½"||244,000 lbs||6.000" GS Profile||2-3/8" PAC|