I know there are several devices on the market to help install foam wiper balls. IE, Cortex applicator, Halliburton Foam ball / foam dart loader and Ray Oil Tool Jack machine. But I am curious how the innovative rig hands and roustabouts have over come the challenge of getting foam balls into the pipe with out the expensive devices.
I have seen the broom handle trick, a piece of rope wound around the ball.
We found it more efficient to have the foam ball pre-installed in a drillpipe pup joint offline, because it was slicker to p/up and m/up the pup into the string than "messing about" installing it into the string sitting in slips.
Ron Mackay -
Posted from Aberdeen - 2019-04-04 06:36:59replyResponse