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OPERATION SHEET

the retraction of drill string length. There should be a clear


indication on the weight indicator after impact.
To repeat the operation, slack off 10,000 to 15,000 lb below the
working load down and immediately apply the previous jar load up.

The Houston Engineers, Inc. (HE) HYDRA-JAR tool is a Hydraulic, Double Acting Drilling Jar for use in drilling and fishing operations. External connections are made up in the HE Service Shop for
proper downhole operations.
Do not place rig tongs on service connections or chromed
area of mandrel. Do not remove vent or fill plugs. Mud or grease
running out of vent ports is not detrimental to the operation of jar.
Tong up lift sub and hoist tool in elevator. Remove Safety
Clamp just prior to lowering tool into hole. Call your local service location for technical service. Consult HE manual 6-80 for detailed information.

Down Jar
Select a jar load down, within the range shown in Specifications

Table, or within the weight range just above the Drilling Jar.
Slack down per the established final weight indicator reading, then
wait for impact.
Pick up on the string until the weight indicator is above the
working string load by 10,000 to 15,000 lb, then immediately
slack off to the previously selected down jar load.
Wait for the impact down.
To repeat the operation, pull up 10,000 to 15,000 lb then
immediately slack off to the previously selected down jar load.

Up Jar

Establish the jar load up within the range shown in Specifications

Changing the Jar Load

OPERATION OF THE JAR

Table.
Apply pull to the drill string per the established final weight
indicator reading, then wait for the impact. There will be a small
loss of indicator weight just before impact which corresponds to

Impact can be changed by adjusting the working load on the


Hydra-Jar.
See reverse side for Hydra-JarTool Precautions.
rev 8-97

Specifications Table

(metric)

Tool O.D.
Tool I.D.
Tool Joint
Connections
Overall Length
Extended
ft-in (mm)
Max. Detent
Working Load
lbf (N)
Tensile
Yield Strength
lbf (N)
Torsion Yield
Strength
lbfft (Nm)
Up Stroke
inches
(millimeters)
Down Stroke
inches
(millimeters)
Total Stroke
inches
(millimeters)
Tool Weight
lb (kg)

rev 5-97

3
(79.38)
1 14
(31.75)
2 38
API REG

3-3/8
(85.73)
1-1/2
(38.10)
2-3/8
API IF

4 4
(107.95)
2
(50.80)
2 78
API IF

4 4
(120.65)
2 14
(57.15)
3 12
API IF

6
(158.75)
2 34
(69.85)
4 12
XH

6 2
165.10)
2 34
(69.85)
4 12
API IF

7
(177.80)
2 34
(69.85)
5
H90

7
(184.15)
2 34
(69.85)
5 12
H90

7
(196.85)
3
(76.20)
6 58
API REG

8
(203.20)
3
(76.20)
6 58
API REG

8
(209.55)
3
(76.20)
6 58
API REG

8 12
(215.90)
3
(76.20)
6 58
API REG

9 12
(241.30)
3
(76.20)
7 58
API REG

25 1"
(7645.40)

24' 5"
(7442.2)

29 10"
(9093.20)

29 10"
(9093.20)

31 2"
(9499.60)

31 2"
(9499.60)

31 6"
(9601.20)

31 6"
(9601.20)

32
(9753.60)

32
(9753.60)

32
(9753.60)

32
(9753.60)

32 6"
(9906.00)

45,000
(200,160)

44,000
(195,712)

70,000
(311,360)

80,000
(355,840)

150,000
(667,200)

175,000
(778,400)

230,000
(1,023,040)

240,000
(1,067,520)

260,000
(1,156,480)

300,000
(1,334,400)

350,000
(1,556,800)

350,000
(1,556,800)

500,000
(2,224,000)

210,000
(934,080)

232,580
(1,034,516)

310,000
(1,378,880)

460,000
(2,046,080)

730,000
(3,247,040)

900,000
(4,003,200)

1,100,000
(4,892,800)

1,200,000
(5,337,600)

1,300,000
(5,782,400)

1,600,000
(7,116,800)

1,700,000
(7,561,600)

1,700,000
(7,561,600)

2,000,000
(8,896,000)

6,700
(9,083)

6,100
(8,270)

16,000
(21,692)

21,000
(28,470)

50,000
(67,787)

61,000
(82,700)

80,000
(108,460)

97,000
(131,507)

118,000
(159,978)

118,000
(159,978)

118,000
(159,978)

118,000
(159,978)

200,000
(271,150)

6
(152.40)

7
(177.80)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

6
(152.40)

7
(177.80)

7
(177.80)

7
(177.80)

7
(177.80)

7
(177.80)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

7
(177.80)

7
(177.80)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

8
(203.20)

18
(457)

21
(533)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

25
(635)

350
(159)

500
(227)

800
(362)

1,050
(476)

1,600
(725)

1,850
(839)

2,600
(1179)

3,000
(1360)

3,200
(1451)

3,550
(1610)

4,000
(1814)

4,500
(2041)

5,600
(2540)

1
8

1
4

1
4

3
4

1
4

Torsion yield strength is based on the tool joint connection. The tensile yield, torsion yield and maximum overpull values set forth above are
calculated per API RP7G utilizing the published yield strength of the material. Further information on these and other specifications is available upon request.

Alice, TX
(512) 668-9033

Casper, WY
(307) 234-9944

SALES & SERVICE LOCATIONS


Web Site www.houeng.com
Elk City, OK
Houma, LA
Houston, TX
(405) 243-3009
(504) 872-6833
(713) 237-3065

New Iberia, LA
(318) 364-8141

Odessa, TX
(915) 337-8353

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CHANGE OUT GUIDE LINES


The Drilling Jar should be changed out periodically, for servicing. See Change Out Recommendations,
to determine recommended hours of use before servicing.
To use the information in Change Out Recommendations:
Step 1: Select the Tool OD.
Step 2: Determine the drilling USE.
Step 3: Select the Hole Size and note the corresponding Hours.
Step 4: Determine the Bottom Hole (BH) Temperature and note the corresponding Hours.
Step 5: Compare the hours between the temperature and the drilling USE.
Step 6: The smaller of the two will determine the service period.

(metric)

Change Out Recommendations


3-1/8, 3-3/8
(79.38, 85.73)

Tool
O.D.

Hole Size
inches
(mm)
4 3/4
(120.65)
5 7/8
(149.23)

USE
Streaight
Hole
Drilling

5 7/8
(149.23)

Deviated
Hole

Hours
200
150

100

4-1/4
(107.95)

Hole
Size

4-3/4
(120.65)

Hours

5 78
(149.23)
6 18
(155.58)
6 34
(171.45)

200

6 18
(155.58)
6 34
(171.45)

100

150
100

75

Hole
Size

Hours

6 18
(155.58)
6 34
(171.45)
7 78
(200.03)

300

6 34
(171.45)
7 78
(200.03)

100

(93-148C)
300-400 F
(148-204C)
400-500 F
(204-260C)
500-600 F
(260-315C)
Fishing
Milling

200
100

75

Hole
Size

6-1/2 & 7 & 7-1/4


(165.10, 177.80 &
184.15)

Hole
Size

Hours

7-7/8
(200.00)
8 34
(222.25)
9 78
(250.83)

400

8-3/4
(222.25)
9 78
(250.83)

200

400
300

200

Hours

8 34
(222.25)
9 78
(250.83)
12 1 4
(311.15)

400

9 78
(250.83)
12 1 4
(311.15)

200

300
200

100

7-3/4
(196.85)

Hole
Size

Hours

9 78
(250.83)
12 14
(311.15)
17 12
(44.50)

300

9 78
(250.83)
12 14
(311.15)

200

200
100

100

8 & 8-1/4& 8-1/2


(203.20 & 209.55 &
215.90)

Hole
Size

Hours

9 78
(250.83)
12 14
(311.15)
17 1 2
(444.50)
9 78
(250.83)
12 14
(311.15)
17 1 2
(444.50)

400
350
250
250
150
100

9-1/2
(241.30)

Hole
Size

Hours

12 1 4
(311.15)
17 1 2
(444.50)
26
(660.40)
12 1 4
(311.15)
17 1 2
(444.50)
26
(660.40)

Recommended hours of use before servicing

BH Temperature
100-200 F
(38-93C)
200-300 F

6-1/4
(158.75)

200

200

300

400

400

300

400

400

200

200

200

300

300

300

300

300

150

150

200

300

300

300

300

300

150

150

150

150

150

150

150

150

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100
50
rev 6-97

Precautions for Hydra-Jar Tool Use

rev 8-97

1). Avoid placing stabilizers or other BHA tools above the jar that have a larger O.D.
than the Hydra-Jar Tool.
2). Place the Hydra-Jars in the string above BHA elements that are likely to become
stuck and above hole geometry and hole sections that are likely to cause sticking.
3). Avoid running in the neutral position.
4). Avoid close detonation of string shots or other down hole explosives.
5). Forward to service centers as quickly as possible after use in corrosive conditions.
6). Utilize dual or multiple Hydra-Jar Systems only under closely supervised string
placement positions.
7). Utilize high stress transmission tubulars between Hydra-Jar and potential stuck
points.
8). Utilize the HE Hydra-Jar Accelerator Placement Program.
9). Do not stand Hydra-Jar in derrick if Safety Clamp can not be applied.
Lay the Hydra-Jar down and utilize standby tools.

400
350
200
250
150
100