Fishing Services

Reduce the cost of wellbore problems

Our fishing systems and tools—applied with our industry-leading fishing knowledge— remove wellbore obstructions safely and efficiently and greatly reduce the cost of wellbore problems.

We invented many of the fishing, milling, cutting, specialty tools, and techniques used in cased hole, open hole, and through-tubing intervention. Decades of field experience and our continuous investment in research and engineering have resulted in innovative solutions to the problems that impede production and interrupt operations. From smart-intervention tools to accessory equipment that enhances performance, Baker Hughes has the products and services to meet your fishing challenge. 

Baker Hughes Sentio™ smart intervention services provide real-time data from downhole sensors during intervention operations, enabling on-the-fly adjustments to optimize fishing operations. The Sentio service provides critical downhole measurements of weight, torque, bending moment, pressure, and vibration. The data are displayed at the rig floor to aid operational decisions at the wellsite or they can be transmitted for immediate review at your office or at a Baker Hughes BEACON™ collaboration center.

Our proprietary milling technology is widely known for its time-saving performance. Our METAL MUNCHER™ carbide insert changed the fishing industry forever, and next-generation METAL MUNCHER Advanced Milling Technology (AMT) cutters have further improved milling efficiency by enabling faster milling and longer runs. AMT inserts and their patented application for milling tools have increased penetration rates and mill life by as much as 1,000%.

Conventional fishing tools and systems include packer milling and retrieving, internal and external cutting, internal and external engagement, washover equipment for virtually every fishing application. Regardless of what’s in your well, chances are we’ve removed it successfully.


  • Conventional fishing - cased and open hole
  • Through-tubing fishing, milling, and inflatables
  • Section milling
  • Whipstock systems - cased and open hole
  • Slot recovery
  • Well plug and abandonment

Conventional Fishing Services

Conventional Fishing Services safely and efficiently remove wellbore obstructions, to minimize downtime so you can get back to production.


Casing Exits

Our casing exit systems enable one-trip, full-gauge window cutting in a wide range of formations and hole conditions.


Wellbore Cleanup

Reduce risk and NPT; enhance operational efficiency. Our solutions remove the debris that interferes with normal operations without damaging the well structure.

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