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Bailers

Bailers

The removal of sand, sediments, deposits, scale or other material and objects from well bores which may have built-up in the tubing or above plugs or other flow control devices is an integral element of Slickline operations. The material can be in the form of a ‘bridge’ in clear tubing or it can occur on top of a plug or flow control device preventing access to equalise and fish the device. The removal of these materials is usually accomplished using a range of tools known as bailers. The types of tools used depend on the nature of the sand or debris and how it occurs in the well bore.