What does a wireline operator do?


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A wireline operator provides insight into geological formations to provide an analysis of what companies should expect before they start drilling for oil or other resources. They may also be referred to as perforating field engineers.

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Prior to a wireline operator, or a wireline field engineer, beginning his or her position, they must first undergo a period of instruction. This typically lasts 8 to 10 months, and it offers on-the-job training for them to understand the oilfield challenges. Once they start working in the field, wireline operators will rely on technology like electronic imaging tools, such as gamma ray or nuclear, to gain insight into the geological formations that they study.

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