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Get the Best Shifting Tools from Western Pressure Controls

Since 1972, Western Pressure Controls has proudly served both the domestic and international wireline tool community. We are always excited to help customers create, design, and develop new innovations. When it comes to shifting tools, you can expect nothing but the best products from Western Pressure Controls.

What Are Shifting Tools?

Positioning or shifting tools are used to shift or close the position of flow circulation devices in the wellbore. Most shifting tools are prepared with a specific model of sliding sleeve.

Shifting Tools Are Offered at Western Pressure Controls


D2-Shifting Tool: The purpose of this tool is to shift “L” shaped sleeves in a controlled and selected manner. It should be run upright to open sleeves and in the inverted position to closed sleeves. For this tool to function effectively, the dimension from the bottom of the collet bump to the bottom of the retractor must be precise when assembled.


B-Shifting Tool: This tool opens and closes the sliding sleeve and shifts tubing release subs. It is available with an anti-shear ring to lock the tool in a running position, and in a Heavy-Duty B-shifting tool style. More information about this product is available upon request.

BO-Shifting Tool: The purpose of this tool is to selectively locate and shift sliding sleeves in the case of multiple SSDs in a wellbore. It is run into the wellbore past the desired sleeve and pulled up through the sleeve to engage the keys into the shift position. Specifications for this tool are available upon request.

X-Selective Shifting Tool: This tool is designed to shift any of the downhole sleeves in one direction without disturbing other sleeves in the wellbore. Specifications are available upon request.

The Benefits of Shifting Tools from Western Pressure Controls

  • Experienced customer support in field application and manufacturing protocol
  • Custom machining to suit individual customer specifications
  • Reliable products designed with top quality materials
  • Committed to building businesses and improving the industry standard

At Western Pressure Controls, we carry a complete line of wireline tools and products. For more information about shifting tools from Western Pressure Controls, get in touch with our staff today.

Top Quality Running Tools from Western Pressure Control

Western Pressure Controls is a leading national and international manufacturer of wireline tools and design. Our innovative downhole equipment products are designed with great care and precision, with the end goal of improving your business. We offer a variety of running tools made from only the strongest, most durable materials in many different styles.

First, what is Downhole Equipment?

Downhole tools are used to carry out well completion processes and to examine certain properties in the reservoir, like rock, liquid, and sand, by bringing out a sample above ground. These tools are especially reliable in harsh weather and high pressure conditions.

Downhole equipment can perform several operations, including fishing out any leftover tools from the well, measuring the depth of the well, repairing and performing cementing and well casing operations, and improving the flow of liquid.

Downhole Equipment Offered by Western Pressure Control

Otis Style

R-Line Running Tool

This service tool is used to run and set R and RN locking mandrels. Specifications are available on request.

X-Line Running Tool

Similar to the R-line running tool, this tool is used to run and set X and XN locking mandrels. Specifications are also available upon request.

Baker Style

C-1 Running Tools

This tool’s purpose is to run and set Baker-style W, Z, and S plugs and chokes into three designated profiles down the wellbore. Multiple No-Go ring diameters are available upon request.

Collar Stop Running Tools

This simple tool is comprised of only one piece and is used while running collar stops into position. Once the tubing collar is located at the required depth, this easy-to-locate tool is pulled upwards through the collar, then set down to engage the legs in the collar gap, and jarred down to release.

At Western Pressure Controls, we offer only the best quality running tools and other downhole equipment. For more information about our products, get in touch with our staff today.


Surface Equipment from Western Pressure Controls

At Western Pressure Controls, we offer a variety of surface equipment for the wireline community, both domestic and internationally. Here are some of the best surface equipment tools on the market from Western Pressure Controls:

Bleed Off/ Purge Sub

This tool is typically used at either the top joint of the lubricator as a Nitrogen sub to pressurize and eliminate the presence of dangerous or flammable gases contained in the lubricator, or as a bleed off sub at the bottom of the lubricator to bleed off gasses to the vessel or tank. This tool can take up to 5,000 psi working pressure, with single or dual ½” npt ports.

Night Cap/Lifting Cap

This tool is designed to secure the wellhead over night and gauge pressures, and used to lift surface equipment into place on the wellhead and other equipment that may not be easily accessed. This tool can withstand up to 5,000 psi working pressure, contains a ½” npt bleed port, and N.A.C.E. spec.

Pump-in Sub

The pump-in sub is used for injection of bleed-off fluids or pressure in a well. Part #2 of this tool can be modified to fit the customer’s specifications. This tool can withstand up to 5,000 psi working pressure, contains a ½” npt bleed port, N.A.C.E. spec, and 4 3/4” TPI connections.

3” Wireline Valve – Manual and Hydraulic

This tool is designed to equalize and isolate pressure to the lubricator with the wireline still connected to tools in the wellbore, allowing the operator to bleed off the lubricator without releasing well gases into the atmosphere and allowing access to the wireline contained in the lubricator. The standard coating for this tool is Teflon, and nickel coating is available upon request.

Line Oiler

This tool can be used to treat wireline and corrosion inhibitors to protect against H2S or CO2 corrosion. Inserts are available in brass, nylon, or aluminum bronze.


The lubricator houses the wireline toolstring and contains pressure during wireline operations. It is available in multiple lengths with bleed-off subs. This tool is available in multiple lengths with a bleed-off sub.

 10” and 16” Stuffing Boxes

These tools provide a guide to allow the wireline into the lubricator and into the well while maintaining the pressure. It is available with a manual tensioner instead of a hydraulic packoff above the packing.

Wellhead Heaves (Hay Pulley)

This tool redirects the wireline to the stuffing box sheave and provides a guide for the wireline. The 16” hay pulley is available with a quick release safety hook in place of the clevis upon request. It is pull-tested to meet and exceed industry standards.

Wellhead Swedges

These tools are designed to crossover wellhead surface equipment. It has multiple specifications and can withstand up to 5000 psi.

At Western Pressure Controls, we serve wireline communities around the world. If you have any further questions about our locking mandrel products, or would like to request a product, get in touch today. Our professionals are happy to help.



Locking Mandrels from Western Pressure Controls

Locking mandrels, or locks, play a key role when it comes to downhole equipment. Locking mandrels are anchored within the tubing string and provide a setting point for equipment like chokes, valves, or plugs.

Western Pressure Controls offers a wide variety of locking mandrels incredibly useful to the industry, in both Baker and Otis-styles.

Here is a comprehensive list of the tools we offer:



Designed to be run on a C-1 running tool, this type of lock has dogs that prevent upward or downward movement. This product is available in sizes for 1.50” to 3.5”. It is available with “T” keys for use in collars.

W & Z Locks

This is a selective lock that prevents upward movement with a set of dogs. The “W” lock downward movement is prevented by a no-go on the lock body. Similarly, the “Z” lock downward movement is prevented by a no-go on the equalizing assembly. These tools are available for H2S service and with “T” keys for use in collars.



The type D lock mandrel is used to land and lock in an API tubing collar, and to seal it at set positions to maintain a pressure differential from above and below. The sealing element is mechanically locked in the collar and can be used in conjunction with pump thru valves, standing valves, or choke assemblies. The standard D lock configuration is equipped with a knockout kobes to equalize pressure differentials previous to pulling. Specifications are available upon request.


This tool is designed to lock into an “N” nipple of its corresponding size. This tool can be set to hold pressure from above or below in one run. Specifications are available if needed.



This tool is used to selectively set in any type “R” landing nipple of the same size, and is available in R and RN profiles. Packing mandrels have a metal to metal seal and are available in sizes 2.563” or larger.


X-locks are used to set in any type X landing nipple or XN of the same size, and are available with the interference mandrel upon request. This tool is available in various metals, including L-80, Stainless Steel, 13Cr and Incoloy. For more information on pricing and availability, contact us at Western Pressure Control.

At Western Pressure Control, we serve wireline communities around the world. If you have any further questions about our locking mandrel products, or would like to request a product, get in touch today. Our professionals are happy to help.


Tool String Equipment from Western Pressure Controls

Tool strings are vital in the safety, maintenance, and success of wireline worksites. These tools are used to set, service, and pull downhole equipment. Western Pressure Controls offers a wide variety of tool string equipment incredibly useful to the industry.
Here is a comprehensive list of what we offer:

Centralizer: This tool is used to hold the tool string in the middle of the hole. Specifications are available upon request.

Chisel: This tool is used to break up cement, scale, hydrates, rubber, and other debris that may be in the way of the wellbore.

Broaches: Used to remove burrs and bumps in the tubing caused by perforations, rust, bent or crimped tubing, this tool is offered in pineapple and profile styles.

Knuckle Jars: This tool provides flexibility and light jarring in the wireline.

Knuckle Joint: No, this is not part of the human anatomy. Knuckle joints help provide angular movement between segments of the tool string.

Line Cutters—Cam Cutter: This tool is assembled around the line at the well surface and rides down the well on the line. It cuts the line once it reaches the stopped tooling.

Quick Connect: Without the use of threads, quick connects are fast and efficient to connect tools together.

Rope Socket: Available in wedge and sleeve, button and spool, slip and clamp styles, rope sockets are used to securely tie the wireline to the tool string.

Roller Stem: Use this tool in place of high density weight bars to improve horizontal movement.

Stem/Sinker Bar: This tool has two purposes: to deliver weight impact during tool operation, and to overcome well pressure in running tools down the wellbore.

Swab Bore: Available in slot style or ball check style, this tool is used to retrieve fluid from the wellbore.

Swedging Tool
The swedging tool is used to expand collapses or bends in tubing back to optimal operating size.

Swivel Joint: This tool allows the tool string to rotate without rotating the line or threaded connections.

Tube Jar: The tube jar has the same use as a spang jar, but is used when the spang jar is impractical. Shock absorbers are used to avoid a jarring motion when the tool string is pulled or lands abruptly on a surface.


Tubing Brush: This tool scrapes at the tubing wall or profile to remove unwanted dust and debris.

Tubing End Locator: As its name entails, this tool is used to locate the bottom of the tubing, and to take samples from the well.

Wax Knife Without Wires: Similar to the tubing brush, this tool is used to scrape at the tubing wall and remove unwanted debris and build up. It is available in three sizes: 0.750″, 1.000″, and 2.375″.

If you have any questions regarding these tools, we at Western Pressure Controls are happy to help. For more information regarding our services, contact us today.

The Best BHP Equipment from Western Pressure Controls

Western Pressure Controls provides some of the highest quality BHP Equipment on the market today. If you are in the wireline tool business, BHP equipment is crucial to your operation.

Here are some BHP accessories offered at Western Pressure Controls:


This tool is used to provide a protective housing against vibrations, fluids, and corrosive elements for downhole equipment. It is offered in the standard 60″ length although specific lengths and thread connections are available upon request. If required, the bullet nose can be replaced with a thread connection.

Collar Stops

This tool provides a solid footing and anchor in tubing. Its legs are held in place by the trip wires and released when jarred upwards. Jarring downwards will set the collar stop and release the running tool. This tool is wireline retrievable.

Hold Downs (No-Blows)

The purpose of this tool is to prevent the instrument carrier from being pushed up the well by a sudden burst of gas, fluid or debris. Cam pin #8 is sold on the assembly with cam #7.

J-Unlatching Tool

This tool is designed to set instrumentation into the well bore in conjunction with a WPC “J” unlatch head fishneck. This process is done at a pre-determined depth without having to jar to release.


Used in conjunction with the J-unlatch running tool, the J-head tool lands recording instrumentation and other equipment in the well using a shear-type running tool. This eliminates the need for jarring action to release equipment.

No-Go Darts

These flute darts are commonly used as platforms to set on profile nipples. Recorders and other instrumentation are then set on the platform. This tool is available in gauge-ring and non-threaded fishneck styles.

Tubing Stops

The tubing stop has numerous wireline applications. It can be used like a flute dart and serve as a platform for recorders and other instrumentation, or to secure equalizing equipment. These are also available with ratchet locking bodies to ensure no premature unsettling that might be caused by flow or vibration.

This tool is available in a ratchet-style locking body, or a BKO sleeve for baker-style lock bodies.

At Western Pressure Controls, we ensure the highest quality in wireline tools and equipment, both domestically and internationally. For more information, or to speak with a trusted professional, contact us today.

Equalizing Assemblies

Equalizing assemblies can be used in conjunction with lock mandrels to assure optimal subsurface flow and pressure control down the wellbore on wireline worksites. Pressure control is one of the most important factors of maintaining a productive and safe wireline site. Western Pressure Controls understands the needs of oil and gas workers, and those looking to ensure the long-term safety of the industry. That is why we offer a variety of equalizing assemblies, in two styles, to suit the specifics of any wireline site.

Our equalizing assemblies come in two styles: Baker and Otis.

Baker-style Equalizing Assemblies

B-choke assemblies
B-choke assemblies are used to provide restriction of flow in gas wells, and to control and eliminate hydrates or sand bridges from far along up the well. Our b-choke assemblies are available with choke beans. You can also choose back-up rings instead of the standard o-rings. As is required, they are available in different no-go sizes.

G-equalizing assemblies
When required to hold pressure from both above and below, this blanking tool could be the right choice, when assembled with the S, W, or Z lock (depending on what type of landing profile the plug is to be set into). This tool comes with two types of fishneck prongs: one suitable for W and Z locks, the other for S locks. The standard packing is nitrile Kevlar, but other types are available upon request.

Otis-style Equalizing Assemblies

A-choke assembly
When used in conjunction with the x/xn locks, this assembly allows for limiting flow to a predetermined quantity, while maintaining the option for pumping down the tubing, if required. The choke bores on this assembly are drilled to your specifications.

X-equalizing assembly
Attached to an X or XN locking mandrel, the px-equalizing assembly allows for pressure differentials to be held above or above. This assembles with the corresponding size of lock needed; parts 1 and 2 are interchangeable.

T-choke assembly
This assembly allows for continuous flow upwards at a controlled rate. With the t-choke assembly, you retain the ability to pump down the wellbore. Additionally, kobes plugs are available with this assembly in the case of a restricted orifice.

We welcome questions about these products, or any other aspect of wireline worksite production. We are available every day for up-to-date quotes and rental rates. Please contact Western Pressure Control

Bailers from Western Pressure Control

Bailers are essential to the proper functioning of wirelines and, thus, to the safety of any wireline worksite. Western Pressure Control is dedicated to providing oil and gas workers with the safest and most effective methods of debris and sand removal. That is why we offer a variety of bailer designs to better serve our customers. Below is some information about the bailers available from Western Pressure Control

Dump Bailer

This piece of equipment is used to dump fluids down the well on top of any device or blockage. As a gravity-activated system, a dump bailer can eliminate the need for explosives in certain situations, improving safety at your worksite. It can be used to dump almost cement to allow for greater disparity in pressure. The shear disc is available in glass, brass and steel. Baiter volume is available upon request.

Hydrostatic bailer

A hydrostatic bailer is needed to remove sand or other debris surrounding a subservice device. The hydrostatic bailer uses a pressure chamber. This creates a vacuum, and when the shear pin is released, the debris is bailed. Please contact us for more information and specific needs regarding size, all available upon request.

Stroke bailer (sand pump bailer)

A stroke bailer, also known as a sand pump bailer, is used to remove debris from down the wellbore. Stroke bailers are ideal for wells with low levels of fluid, but can also be implemented with hydrostatic columns. A stroke bailer is a good choice for when a simple, sturdy design is needed.
Safety is paramount to all oil and workers, and to us at Western Pressure Control. That is why we offer a range of debris removal options and bailers. Our full line of products are designed to ensure the most efficient and accurate running of all wirelines. For more information and to access our full catalogue, contact Western Pressure Control today.

Pulling Tools from Western Pressure Controls

Pulling tools are vital to the continued success and safety of any wireline worksite. Pulling tools are wireline service tools designed with the aim of retrieving devices below the service of the wellbore. Any tool that is dealing directly with the well is of utmost importance to safety, efficiency, and performance at your worksite. There are a variety of options available to oil and gas workers, and we at Western Pressure Controls value our ability to provide clients with the best and most secure pulling tools. Our pulling tools are offered in two styles: Camco-style and Otis-style.

Below are some of the available pulling tools from Western Pressure Controls:

Camco-style Tools

The JD-pulling tool : a jar down pulling tool. It is used to both set and retrieve pulling necks from the wellbore. It is a 2.5’’ pulling tool and further specifications are available upon request.

– JU-Pulling Tool : The JU-pulling tool is another 2.5’’ pulling tool, similar to the JD-pulling tool. The JU is a jar up pulling tool which can also be used to set and retrieve pulling necks from down the wellbore. Specifications are available on request from Western Pressure Controls.

Otis-style Tools

-GS-Pulling Tool : The GS-pulling tool is designed to retrieve tools with an internal fishneck. It is a 2.5’’ assembly tool available to hold fisheck and shaft in position relative to shear sub to add shear pin.

-R-Pulling Tool : The R-pulling tool is a 2’’ jar up pulling tool, which can be used to either set or retrieve pulling necks.

-S-Pulling Tool : Similar to the R-pulling tool, the S-pulling tool is a jar down shear pulling tool. At 2’’ it can set or retrieve subsurface tools from the wellbore.

Specifications for both the R and S-pulling tools are available upon request from Western Pressure Controls.

Further to these wireline devices, we also offer bells for pulling tools. Bells are used as an attachment to pre-threaded pulling tools enabling the pulling tool to centralize and locate on fishneck of equipment being retrieved. They are often used in larger diameter tubing or deviated wells. There are a variety of sizes available to correspond to each model and size of pulling tool.

We at Western Pressure Controls recognize that safety and efficiency go hand in hand on all wireline worksites. That is why we are proud to provide the very best pulling tools to all oil and gas workers. For more information on pulling tools or any of the services we offer, contact us today at Western Pressure Controls.

The Best Fishing Tools from Western Pressure Control

Fishing tools are essential to the efficiency of any wireline worksite. Fishing tools can be used for diagnostic purposes, to recover lost equipment, or to clear debris. At Western Pleasure Control, we’re committed to providing our customers with the highest quality and most innovative wireline products available on the market today, which is why we offer a number of fishing tools and equipment to better serve you. Here is some more information about the best fishing tools available from Western Pressure Control.


The A-Spears from Western Pressure Control are designed to be able to recover tools and equipment with broken or damaged fish necks by using a series of hooked teeth to latch onto and pull tools out of harm’s way. Available in three different shaft sizes, our A-Spears are the perfect fishing tool no matter what dimensions you’re working within.

4 Finger Positive Catch w/ Short Catch Core

When fish necks have been damaged due to obstruction, debris or heavy jarring, this tool can be used to fish them out of your wireline with ease. This tool has an extended mandrel to offer precision in difficult situations.

Wire Finder and Wire Grab

The wire finder and wire grab tools from Western Pressure Control can be used to retrieve and repair wirelines in the instance that they fall down a well. The wire finder is used to locate and ball up broken wireline, and then the wire grab can be used to pull out that broken piece of wireline to ensure safety and efficiency. Available in a number of sizes, these tools are perfect for quickly correcting any broken wireline issues.

At Western Pressure Control, we recognize that time is of the essence when it comes to broken or damaged wirelines, which is why we offer a series of innovative fishing tools to retrieve and repair damage wirelines. For more information about our fishing tools and other wireline products, contact us today at Western Pressure Control.