Recovering Pipe in Workover Completion Applications

Layne provides equipment and services that are highly effective in recovering stuck pipe in a wide range of workover and completion applications. The process is applied from the surface, generally without downhole intervention or jarring, and offers a low-risk, high-reward first means for pipe recovery.

Record of Success at Recovering Pipe

Layne's vibration technology has successfully recovered pipe and downhole equipment that had been stuck in mud, scale, sand or junk. We have established a successful track record in hundreds of wells. Recovered components include:

  • Insert Pumps
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Rods
  • Tubing Anchors
  • Tubing
  • Liners
  • Gravel Pack Screens and Packers
  • Retrievable Packers
  • Bridge Plugs
  • Bottomhole Assemblies

Unique Pipe Recovery Solution

The vibration technology system oscillator hangs in the rig and is connected by the work string to the stuck component. Driven by a hydraulic power unit, the oscillator generates resonant vibration in the work string to transmit energy directly to the stuck area, working the stuck component free by expanding and contracting the pipe, reducing friction and fluidizing sand, scale and mud in the well.

Our vibration technology can be mobilized quickly andrigged up in less than two hours. Typical job duration is less than one day. Results are often immediate, substantially reducing time and effort required to solve stuck pipe problems.

Your First Call Pipe Recovery Solution

With bases in Midland Texas and South Louisiana, Layne is the ideal first call solution for stuck pipe incidents in the Permian Basin, South Texas and Gulf Coast regions. And because our units are highly mobile, they can be deployed anywhere in North America within a few days.