The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, 2nd Edition

Tools, Techniques, and Rules of Thumb

The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, 2nd Edition,Joe DeGeare,ISBN9780124200043


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Lengthen the life of the oil and gas wellbore with a rules of thumb fishing tool guide

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Key Features

  • Remodeled with latest jars on the market, catch tools, and retrieving stuck packers with cutting technology
  • Improved with information on methods such as sidetracking and plug-and-abandon operations
  • Modernized with approaches and tactics on more advanced well projects such as high-angle deviated and horizontal wells and expandable casing technology to repair casing failure and leaks.


Unpredictable, unwanted, and costly, oil and gas well fishing is not a typical practice for drilling, workover and completion projects, but roughly one in every five wells experience this intervention. To stay on top, The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, Second Edition will keep fishing tool product managers, drilling managers and all other well intervention specialists keyed in to all the latest tools, techniques and rules of thumb critical to conventional and complex wellbore projects, such as extended reach horizontal wells, thru-tubing, and coiled tubing operations.

Strengthened with updated material and a new chapter on wellbore cleaning, The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, Second Edition ensures that the life of the well will be saved no matter the unforeseen circumstances. Crucial aspects include:

  • Enhancements with updated equipment, technology, and a new chapter on wellbore cleaning methods
  • Additional input from worldwide service companies, providing a more comprehensive balance
  • Remains the only all-inclusive guide exclusively devoted to fishing tools, techniques, and rules of thumb


Drilling managers, well completion managers, and fishing tool product managers, fishing contractors, well intervention specialists, thru-tubing managers, workover managers, mud company personnel, electric-wireline company representatives

Joe DeGeare

Joe is the Vice President of Operations at NCS Energy Services, Inc. An executive leader with 20-plus years of experience, he started in the fishing tool business as a shop foreman and worked his way through tool operator, assistant manager, district manager, and regional operations manager. He has worked in several international locations such as Egypt, Singapore and Australia for Baker Oil Tools as well as many other industry-leading companies. He holds one co-patent for downhole vibration technology and other application in progress. He has presented papers with SPE and other organization along with co-authoring articles for trade journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President of Operations at NCS Energy Services, Inc.

The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, 2nd Edition

Chapter 1 - Conventional Fishing
Chapter 2 - Communication and Avoiding Hazards
Chapter 3 - Economics of Fishing
Chapter 4 - Cardinal Rules of Fishing
Chapter 5 - Pipe Sticking
Chapter 6 - Determining Stuck Point
Chapter 7 - Parting the Pipe String
Chapter 8 - Catch Tools
Chapter 9 - Jarring Stuck Pipe or Tools
Chapter 10 - Washover Operations
Chapter 11 - Loose Junk Fishing
Chapter 12 - Mills and Rotary Shoes
Chapter 13 - Wireline Fishing
Chapter 14 - Retrieving Stuck Packers
Chapter 15 - Fishing in Cavities
Chapter 16 - Sidetracking Methods
Chapter 17 - Section and Pilot Milling
Chapter 18 - Repair of Casing Failures and Leaks
Chapter 19 - Fishing in High-Angle Deviated and Horizontal Wells
Chapter 20 - Plug-and-Abandon Operations
Chapter 21 - Miscellaneous Tools
Chapter 22 - Thru-Tubing Standard Tools
Chapter 23 - Thru-Tubing Fishing
Chapter 24 - Thru-Tubing Fishing Jars and Accelerators 
Chapter 25 - Thru-Tubing Debris Catchers
Chapter 26 - Thru-Tubing Workover Motors
Chapter 27 - Thru-Tubing Milling 
Chapter 28 - Thru-Tubing Underreaming
Chapter 29 - Coiled-Tubing Conveyed-Tubing and Drill Pipe Cutting
Chapter 30 - Thru-Tubing Impact Drilling
Chapter 31 - Precautionary Measures and Inspection 
Chapter 32 - Major Service Providers
Chapter 33 - Downhole Video Cameras


Quotes and reviews

"The guidebook is informative, casual, simply stated and up to date. Strengths include presentation of tools and techniques in a sequence that enable the reader to build a knowledge pyramid from a strong foundation and reinforce with relevant and intuitively progressing chapters. In an industry (Fishing, Milling & Well Intervention) valued at an estimated 2 billion dollars per year, there is a shroud of mystery surrounding the craft. Fishing has been referred to as "The Black Art" by some and is often misunderstood and poorly practiced because of lack of training and understanding. This guide, written in plain language, without being suffocated with formulas and graphs instead is illustrated and easily read. These benefits give the guide strong appeal." -- Michael Reilly, Director

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