Definition - What does Wireline mean?
Wireline is the cabling system used by operators to lower down equipment, Wireline tools, or measuring devices into a wellbore. A Wireline consists of braided cables which are used for pipe recovery, evaluation purposes, well intervention or maintenance. It also contains electrical cables which are used to check the well condition of the wellbore. The data received is logged into Wireline logs.
Petropedia explains Wireline
On a Wireline, Wireline tools which are specifically designed instruments for well workover functions are used. The Wireline is helpful in taking down and bringing up any type of instrument in and out of the wellbore. These Wireline tools help in:
- Evaluating rock properties in a reservoir
- Pore size information gathering
- Hydrocarbon formation pressure gathering
- Location of casting collars
- Sample recovery