Pipe Recovery Tools & Service
Maximize your results
with Lonkar pipe recovery
tools and services. Tubing
and casing cutters are
available in with a wide
range of capabilities and
options to ensure that
we have the right tool
for your situation. Highly
qualified Lonkar crews
utilize this wide range of
tools to provide timely and
cost-effective results for
all your tubing and casing
- Radial cutting torches don’t use
high explosives or dangerous
chemicals to achieve a cut; the reaction can be described as
a burn with an effect like an
oxy-acetylene cutting torch. This torch can cut pipe in dry
pipe conditions, can operate
in temperatures above 260°C, and makes cuts ranging from 1
1/2" (38.1mm) tubing to 7 5/8"
(193.7mm) casing pipe size.
- Chemical cutters are mechanical/chemical pressure actuated
devices that are based on the
They do not damage adjacent
pipe or casing, do not cause
flaring or enlargement to cut
pipe, and makes cuts ranging
from 1" (25.40mm) tubing to 8 5/8
(219.10mm) casing pipe size. The
chemical cutters cut up to 3/4"
(19.05mm) pipe thickness and can
cut plastic coated pipe.
- Spectra cutters are jet cutters
with an electronically ignited,
shaped charge. The jet stream is
more focused than conventional
jet cutters and can be run
through restrictions to cut larger
interior diameter tubing. Spectra
cutters are very versatile, with
the ability to cut dry pipe and be
used in close-contact situations.
This cutter is effective for 2 3/8"
(60.3mm), 2 7/8" (73.0mm) and
3 1/2" (88.9mm) tubing.
- Split Shot® cutters have a small
diameter, allowing ease of
movement past well obstacles.
Wells that have been abandoned
due to obstructions unmovable
with conventional techniques
can now be easily re-worked and
brought back on production or
injection with a Split Shot®
cutter. Effective for 1.315"
(33.4mm) to 16" (406.4mm)
collars, with a tool size of 7/8"
1.00 and 1 3/8" 2.00.
- Other cutting tools are available
for a wide variety of applications:
- Coil, ceramic or super tubing
- Tubing / drill pipe
- Free Point indicators can
determine stuck pipe with pipe
stretch and torque depending on
your wellbore situation and make
cuts ranging from 1" (25.40mm) coil
tubing to 9 5/8" (244.5mm) casing.
When running the Free Point
tools, an upward pull or torsion
force is applied to the string
of pipe at the surface. The
elongation of torque between the
two sets of springs is measured
by the micro cell and transmitted
to the surface panel for
interpretation, locating the lowest
point from which a string of pipe
can be successfully recovered.
A collar locator is also run in conjunction with the Free Point tool, making it possible to run a
string shot simultaneously and “back- off” the pipe string in a