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Stuck Pipe and Fishing Course

Locations Offered

Houston Training Center

Trinidad Training Center

Other Course Information

Daily Course Schedule

MDS Objective

The objective of this course is to present methods of preventing and freeing stuck pipe, and also to present the philosophy and methodology of fishing. A review of common fishing tools and their uses will also be presented. The course is designed for supervisors with knowledge of normal drilling operations.

The following topics are covered in the SPF Course:
  • Problem Solving Model
  • Hole Trends
  • Causes of Deviation Problems
  • Differential Sticking & Fluid Spotting Technique
  • Mechanical Sticking
  • Shales
  • Hole Cleaning
  • Kick-Off Plugs
  • Fishing Operations
  • Fishing Tools Overview


Lecture, exercises, workshops, tests, PowerPoint slides and discussion.

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