Wireline Grab

Definition - What does Wireline Grab mean?

A Wireline Grab is a wireline service tool which is generally used for the retrieval of broken slickline or wireline from a wellbore. As the name suggest, this tool is intended to grab and engage wireline that has been nested in the wellbore. This tool has flexible legs with pointed barbs that act as hooks used to catch the wireline.

Petropedia explains Wireline Grab

The main use of a Wireline Grab is to pull out the nested or bunched slickline or wireline from a wellbore. The following are some of the features of a Wireline Grab:

  • It can be designed in a flexible manner allowing a wireline operator to insert it inside any diameter of well tubing. It comes in various diameters ranges – 1.5 inch, 1.7 inch, 2.25 inch, 2.5 inch, 2.625 inch and 2.7 inch.
  • This tool has a top completed with a fishing neck and pin connection and body with two or three bendable prongs.
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