Oilfield Glossary
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jet cutter

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
A downhole tool, generally run on wireline or coiled tubing, that uses the detonation of a shaped explosive charge to cut the surrounding tubing or casing wall. The cutting action leaves a relatively clean cut surface, although the explosive action tends to flare the cut ends, making retrieval of cut tubular difficult if the fishing tool engages on the external surfaces.