The eelReel is attached to coil tubing and loaded into the flowline through an injector head, positioned above the tree.
Power fluid pushes the eelReel down the line and enters tool through the screen. Power fluid can be produced oil, diesel, chemical or water.
High pressure jets dispense power fluid. Debris enters through the tip and is extracted to the surface through the coiled tubing. The reverse screen subs on the front of the tip prevent debris from plugging coiled tubing.
Debris can be paraffin, asphaltenes, scale and sand. The eelReel jets are able to clean the flowline to the original pipe ID. The coiled tubing transfers debris to the surface fluid handling system for handling.
For pig retrieval, the same process is used as a clean flowline accelerates stuck pig retrieval. Once the eelReel reaches the pig, reverse flow pushes the eelReel out of the flowline.
Then, equipped with a spear, the eelReel removes the stuck pig.