Stuck Pipe And Fishing Operations


This course will cover a practical review of the causes of stuck pipe and the techniques that can be employed to avoid such problems.  Participants will learn about investigation techniques covering the operation, selection, and use of fishing tools, including decision making methods.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Stuck Pipe Environment
  • Introduction to Stuck Pipe
  • Introduction to Drilling Geology
  • Well bore Instability: Causes and Remedies
  • Mechanisms for Stuck Pipe – Causes, Occurrence, Prevention
  • Solids Pack Off Sticking
  • Differential Pressure Sticking
  • Wellbore Geometry Sticking
  • Stuck Pipe Identification and Prevention
  • Stuck Pipe Diagnosis and First Responses
  • Recommended Practices for Stuck Pipe Prevention
  • Drilling Jar Placement and Operation
  • Fishing Operations
  • Setting Cement Plugs for Side Tracking
  • String Separation Options: Cutting and Back-Off
  • Legislation
  • Fishing Economics
  • Fishing Tools and Procedures
  • Plug Back and Side Tracking
  • Side Tracking Procedures

Who should attend?

The intended audience for this course includes Drilling Supervisors, Drilling Engineers, Directional Drillers, Petroleum Engineers, Completion Engineers, Drillers, and Specialist Service Company Engineers.


03 Days

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