Oilfield Glossary
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sinker bar

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
Also known as stem, the weight bar used in slickline operations to overcome the effects of wellhead pressure and friction at the surface seal where the wire enters the wellbore. In addition to a solid steel stem, a special high-density stem is available with internal cavities filled with lead, tungsten or mercury alloys.