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Standard System


  • 6 1/8" (157mm) Well Bore up to 3 3/8" Core Diameter

  • 4 1/2" Custom Drill Pipe

  • 5" Custom Core Collars

  • Steel Inner Barrel

  • Low Invasion Lower Shoe

  • Mechanical Latching 

  • Overshot with Safety Release if stuck

  • Low Invasion High ROP PDC Core Head

  • 3 Meter Core Lengths


Versatile Options


  • PVC Sleeving

  • Aluminum Sleeving

  • Aluminum Inner Tube

  • FastView Halfmoon Inner Tube

  • Core Sizes up to 5 1/2"

  • Barrel Lengths up to 36 Meters

  • CBM Specific Components

  • Geo Thermal Specific Components

  • Deep Hole Severe Duty System

  • Formation Matched Bits

  • High Torque Systems




Wireline Retrievable Coring Systems


The largest cost on any coring program will be rig time. Wireline coring reduces or eliminates the number of trips required and thereby reduces the overall cost of your coring program when long intervals of core or numerous zones are required.



The Wireline Retrievable Coring system is the solution in areas where frequent jamming is a concern, on core intervals of 35M or more in soft lithologies that can't be recovered with a long barrel, when coring multiple target formations or when the goal is to bring the sampe to the surface quickly to preserve a natural state or resource saturation.


All configurations of Foothills Resource Services' wireline retrievable coring systems are compatible with our Drill Ahead Feature. This gives you the ability to clean the hole as required on long intervals, drill between target formations, drill out the overhole for logging or TD the well, all without the time normally required to trip pipe while eliminating the safety hazards associated with laying down a string of drill pipe. 



The  heart of the Foothills' wireline system is a self contained building containing a premium wireline fitted with accurate digital depth gauge and weight indicator as well as a workshop and temperature regulated core handling facility all in a 24' x 7' footprint operated and maintained by certified Foothills Resource Services personnel.



Foothills has designed and developed the Wireline Retrievable Systems to incorporate our Low Invasion technology. This has led to world leading ROP, Recovery and Quality of core. 


Foothills continues to enhance the Wireline Coring System to allow for better core recovery, lower costs, and high core quality. Our vast experience provides Foothills' clients unsurpassed expertise in this coring application.



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