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