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Stuck Pipe and Fishing Operations - RILS

The Stuck Pipe and Fishing Operatons course is VILT (Virtual Instructor Led Training) delivered real time.  The course will be taught in 4 hours sessions over a 10 day period and it is delivered using the WebEx platform.

This course will cover a practical review of the causes of stuck pipe and the techniques that can be employed to avoid such problems.  Participants will learn about investigation techniques covering the operation, selection, and use of fishing tools, including decision making methods. 

The seminar has been designed to educate the participants with the main focus of how to prevent fishing jobs, however, if it does occur, what operations and techniques are available to recover the fish or how to sidetrack the well for wellbore recovery.


  • Pre-test and class introduction
  • Stuck pipe conditions and causes of stuck pipe
  • Introduction to Drilling Geology

  • Solids Induced pack off
  • Differential pressure sticking
  • Wellbore Geometry sticking


    • Introduction to Hole Cleaning
    • Hole Cleaning - flow regimes
    • Hole Cleaning - Introduction Effects of Well Angle
    • Hole Cleaning - Medium to High Angle Wells

    • Cont. Hole Cleaning - medium to High Angle Wells
    • Recommended Practices for Hole Cleaning
    • Wellbore Instability - Causes and Remedies

    • Wellbore Instability - Problems diagnostic and Modelling
    • Well Engineering and offset Well Analysis for Stuck Pipe Prevention
    • Introduction to Drilling Jar Placement and Operation

    Types of Jars

    Jar Placement and Operation

    RECAP - Recommended Practices for Stuck Pipe Prevention

    RECAP - Recommended Practices in case of Back Reaming

    • Stuck Pipe First Responses
    • Fishing Economics
    • String Separation Options

    • Cont. String Separation Options
    • Introduction to Fishing Operations
    • Fishing tools and Procedures


    • Cont. Fishing tools and Procedures II
    • Fishing for Wireline
    • Setting Cement Plugs for Side tracking
    • Introduction to Side Tracking Procedures

    • The Whipstock System
    • Successful exits and Open Hole Sidetrack
    • Final test and Q&A


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