System and method for releasing and retrieving memory tool with wireline in well pipe

  • US 7,537,061 B2
  • Filed: 06/13/2006
  • Issued: 05/26/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A memory tool deployment method, comprising:

  • fitting a landing assembly having a landing ring on an end of a pipe, the landing assembly defining at least one slot for communicating fluid around the landing ring;

    deploying the pipe and the landing ring in a well;

    connecting a memory tool to a wireline;

    deploying the memory tool through the pipe in the well with the wireline;

    landing the memory tool on the landing ring on the pipe by engaging a landing collar on the memory tool against the landing ring so that the memory tool extends exposed in the well beyond the end of the pipe;

    releasing the memory tool from the wireline;

    removing the wireline from the pipe; and

    allowing fluid flow between an interior of the pipe and the well beyond the end of the pipe by diverting fluid communication around the engagement of the landing collar against the landing ring via the at least one slot defined in the landing assembly.

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