External Pulling Tool

Definition - What does External Pulling Tool mean?

An External Pulling Tool is a tool which is used to retrieve plugs or other equipment from the wellbore. It is a cost-effective approach for locating, pulling and engaging fishing necks. It comprises of various components such as housing, core, latch, top sub, and compression string. It is available in three diverse core lengths, i.e., B, S, and M. The “B” length pulling tool is a long core whereas the “S” is of medial size. The “M” length is specifically designed for use in various gas lift operations.

Petropedia explains External Pulling Tool

The External Pulling Tool is designed to undertake various HWO and coiled tubing operations. A nozzle is attached to the nose of the tool to create internal pressure so as to move the unbalanced piston. There are a number of nozzle sizes available in the market which gives an ease to the operators to choose the best operating parameters that suit the standard external profiles. The operator can use the fishing neck by pumping with the latch back or by pushing a latch back that allows the tool to directly land on the profile. The benefits of using the tool include:

  • It suits all kind of external profiles.
  • It is field redressable.
  • It is used in hydraulic and mechanic actuation.
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