Monthly Archives: January 2018


Top-Quality Crossover and Tubing Tools from Western Pressure Controls

Western Pressure Controls offers top-of-the-line wireline and downhole equipment to suit all your individual needs. Since 1972, we have proudly served the national and international wireline community, providing unique, reliable, and durable products. If you are in need of crossover or tubing tools, Western Pressure Controls has the products you are looking for. Here is everything you need to know about our top-quality crossover and tubing tools:


Crossovers are connected to form a complete string. At Western Pressure Controls, our crossover tools are available in three formats: pin by pin, box by box, and pin by box. Most of our common threads include:

  • API Regular
  • Internal Flush (I.F.)
  • P.T. (National Pipe Thread)
  • Line Pipe
  • EUE and NUE
  • ACME
  • Macaroni Thread (M.T)

Coupling Re-Entry Guides

These are usually the first items in the wireline “hole,” and guide the casing towards its centre. The re-entry guides minimize issues associated with hitting washouts or rock ledges in the wellbore as the casing is being lowered into the well. At Western Pressure Controls, the size and style of threaded coupling can be requested by the customer. Here are a few styles we offer:

Coupling Re-Entry Guide. With removed interior material on the threads and wall, this tool gives a low-profile edge tapered to the base of the thread.

Half Mule Shoe. With this style, the coupling has been cut away from the centre at an angle of 45 degrees. Other angles and full mule shoe styles are also available.

Saw Tooth. The saw tooth model has been cut into the bottom of the coupling to break up debris in the well.

At Western Pressure Controls, we offer reliable and safe crossover and tubing equipment for those in the downhole community, both nationally and internationally. To learn more about our tools, or to talk with our knowledgeable staff, contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you.

What Are Wirelines and How Do They Work?


Wirelines, also known as slicklines, are used to perform a variety of maintenance services in oil and logging industries. Some of these services may include measuring well depth, retrieving and setting plugs or safety valves, closing and opening downhole circulating devices, and running and pulling flow control devices. From the top-tier wireline manufacturers at Western Pressure Controls, here’s everything you need to know about wirelines:

How Do Wirelines Work?

These electric cables consist of single or multi-strands and are used for formation evaluation operations, well interventions, and logging. Wireline tools help transmit useful data about the well to an above-ground system. These tools are used to measure the dimensions and sonic properties of the wellbore, and gather data crucial to safe and effective operation in the wellbore. At Western Pressure Controls, we provide a variety of top-quality tools for the national and international wireline community.

Which Wireline Tools are Available at Western Pressure Controls?

At Western Pressure Controls, we offer a variety of wireline tools and equipment to ensure both efficiency and safety:

  • shifting tools
  • surface equipment
  • BHP equipment
  • equalizing assemblies
  • fishing tools
  • packoff equipment
  • perforators
  • shifting tools
  • bailers
  • locking mandrels
  • completion equipment
  • pulling tools
  • running tools
  • tool string equipment
  • testing equipment
  • crossover and tubing tools

Why Choose Wireline Tools from Western Pressure Controls?

At Western Pressure Controls, we offer top-of-the-line products to clients around the world. With over 45 years in the business, we know what it takes to make a long-lasting and reliable product. Our customer support team is experienced in field application and manufacturing protocol, and are happy to answer any questions to help you build your business. For more information about our wireline tools, get in touch with our knowledgeable staff today. We look forward to helping you improve your business.





Reliable and Long-Lasting Packoff Equipment from Western Pressure Controls

 Western Pressure Controls offers top-notch packoff equipment, guaranteed to last. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, we serve the wireline community around the world, providing unique and durable products. With experience in both manufacturing protocol and field application, our customer support team has the expert knowledge to advise you on which packoff equipment best suits your individual needs.

What Is Packoff Equipment?

Packoff equipment consists of elastic and flexible housing and sealing elements used to seal irregular surfaces, like wirelines. Western Pressure Controls offers two kinds of packoff tools:


This tool is designed to isolate the well pressure and is primarily used in deteriorated or damaged tubing where a stand-alone or conventional plug cannot be used. The 1-1/2” tool uses locking segments rather than a shear pin.


Unlike other configurations, which are commonly used in conjunction with a bumper spring attached above, the “G” element of this tool has many applications. It is typically used for a plunger-lift style configuration, which allows the wireline to set and unset the bumper spring platform allowing the tool to be moved up and down the wellbore as production of fluid increases or decreases. The tool is available in several configurations upon request.

Packoff equipment is often used in harsh, testing environments. For this reason, it’s crucial all packoff tools are manufactured with only top-quality materials. At Western Pressure Controls, we provide long-lasting products you can trust. For more information about our packoff equipment, or to speak with one of our experts, contact us today.