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Addressable Downhole Release Tools

Addressable Downhole Release Tools

Addressable and retrievable

BHGE's Addressable Downhole Release (ADR) allows a tool string to be separated downhole. The ADR tool unlatches the wireline tools below it, leaving behind a standard fishing neck for retrieval later.

Don't become stuck downhole

  • The ADR is recommended whenever there is a risk that wireline tools or guns may become stuck downhole. Typical applications include wireline interventions in deviated wells, ballistic operations, and operations in gas wells (where the coefficient of friction is typically high).

    The Downhole Release Tool separates into two pieces on the command of the surface panel. To initiate a release, a strict protocol must be followed within a limited time period in order to prevent accidental use. Once unlatched, the upper section (including the main tool body and electronics) is pulled out of the hole with the wireline. The lower section remains downhole with a standard 1 ¾ “ fishing neck (ADR003) for subsequent easy retrieval. Both components of the separated tool are fully sealed in order to protect the tools above and below from being flooded with well fluid.

    The robust surface panel (the ADRP) controls and monitors the position of the ADR in real-time, so the tool status is always known rather than assumed.

    A full wellsite function check includes unlatching the tool before the job. In order to reset the tool, the two are simply pushed together and re-latched sections.

    The mechanical release mechanism has three distinct stages:

    1. Electrical feed-through isolation
    2. Mechanical unlatch
    3. Hydrostatic pressure equalisation and tool separation


    Since the electrical feed-through is isolated, any tools above the ADR will continue to operate as normal after unlatching. For example a CCL can be logged while pulling out of hole.

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