An experimental investigation was undertaken to explore the effects of various factors on casing wear due to running wire line. Wear tests were run using full-size samples of casing and wire line. Tests were run at various contact loads in water, a gel mud containing sand, and in a 14-lb/gal water base mud containing various quantities of simulated drill solids. The major conclusion reached is that the presence of abrasive solids in the mud greatly accelerates wire-line wear.

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