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Heavy-Duty Releasable Overshot

Standard and Long Catch


Applications

Retrieval of all tools with a cylindrical OD


Vertical, deviated, and horizontal
wells
Applications where hydraulic
release is not possible or wanted
Sweet and sour service (H2S)
Heavy-duty retrieval operations

Benefits and features

Self-centralizing tool aligns well


with the fish.
Safety release feature allows
release from fish by setdown
weight or downward jarring.
Interchangeable grapple inserts
allow one tool to fit large range of
fishes.
Standard version can be converted
into long-reach overshot.
No circulation required for release.
Release weight or force can be
field adjusted by varying the shear
screw setting.
Simple, reliable operation
Rugged design for use in highimpact and jarring operations

The CoilTOOLS heavy-duty, releasable


overshot is designed to catch the
external diameter of a fish that does
not have a machined profile for easy
retrieval. The sturdy tool, equipped
with hardened grapples, provides a
strong and reliable method of latching
and retrieving downhole tools. It is
specifically designed to handle hightensile pulling and jarring actions that
may be necessary in retrieval and fishing operations. The bore through the
releasable overshot allows for circulation while passing over the fish. This
will wash away debris that may have
accumulated on the fish in the well.
The CoilTOOLS releasable overshot features a safety release to allow
coming off the fish if it can't be pulled.
The mechanism, activated by setting
down weight or jarring downwards,
does not require circulation. In case
the required setdown weight cannot
be achieved, the flow-release overshot
type should be used. In addition to the
standard version, the heavy-duty
releasable overshot is also available in
the long-reach version with extended
catch range.

Heavy-Duty Releasable Overshot and Long Catch Releasable Overshot


Reach

OD (in.)

ID (in.)

Length (in.)

Standard
Long
Standard
Long
Standard
Long
Standard
Standard
Long
Standard
Standard

1.750
1.750
1.844
1.844
2.125
2.125
2.250
2.563
2.563
3.500
4.250

0.625
0.625
0.625
0.625
0.625
0.625
0.625
0.875
0.875
1.875
1.875

16.000
34.000
16.000
34.000
15.875
33.875
16.875
16.750
34.750
15.875
16.875

CoilTOOLS Catalog

Prior to running in the well, the


optimum shear pin configuration is
selected. A dual-acting jar and accelerator should be run above the pulling
tool if available pulling forces are insufficient to free the fish, or if available
setdown forces are insufficient to
break the shear pins.
With the releasable overshot made
up on the CT tool string, the fishing
BHA is run to depth just above the item
to be retrieved. To remove sand or
debris that may otherwise prevent
latching to the fish, circulation should
be established through the overshot

prior to lowering the overshot over the


fish. The overshot is set down gently on
the fish until a small reduction in
weight, and often an increase in circulation pressure, is observed.
As the fish enters the overshot, the
grapples are pushed upwards and
moved off the tapered shoulder of the
skirt. This allows the grapples to
expand and the fish to fully enter the
overshot. A moderate upward strain is
taken to verify latching. Having confirmed proper engagement, the fish
can be retrieved from the well. In case
of a stuck fish, surface pulling weights

Tool Size and Grapple Insert Selection for Standard Tool and Long-Reach Version
Fish Size (in.)

Tool Size (in.)


1 4
3

2
8
3
4
7
8
1
1116
118
1316
114
138
112
1916
158
11116
134
178
1316
2
218
214
2516
238
212
258
234
278
3
318
314
338
312
358
334
1
5

Retrieval and fishing tools

1 32
27

218

214

2916

312

414

have to be increased to free the fish.


For difficult to retrieve or severely
stuck items, upward jarring may be
used with the overshot engaged.
If it is necessary to release the overshot from the fish, setdown weight or
downward jar impact is applied to the
fish. This causes the safety release pins
to shear. When the pins shear, a lock
ring will automatically catch and hold
the grapples off the tapered skirt and
allow the tool to be pulled off the fish
for retrieval. Shear values can be
adjusted by varying the number of pins,
the shear pin diameter and the pin
material.