What is Wireline?

What is Wireline? - McClain Oil Tools - Longview, TX

Wireline is a general term used to describe the use of a multi-conductor, single conductor or slickline cable, or “wireline” for intervention in oil or gas wells. Wireline cabling is used to aid in pipe recovery duties, well intervention, and evaluation tasks. As a way to bring effective action, wire-line services are used in a […]

How McClain Oil Tools Started

June 10, 1980 – just two hours after his son was born, Mike quit his job with panic, desperation and need to provide for his family and began McClain & Associates. He says, “In 1980 with a hope and a prayer, it was hard, very hard, I started with stuffing box packing in my dad’s […]

What is Coil Tubing?

What is coil tubing? Coiled tubing - McClain Oil Tools - Longview, TX

The oil and gas industry is one of the world’s most powerful, profitable and beneficial economic sectors. It provides us with many essential petroleum products that are used in our everyday lives. Before becoming products like plastics and cosmetics, however, the raw petroleum must be extracted from the ground. One such method of extraction is […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Oil & Gas Expendables Supply Chain

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Oil & Gas Expendables Supply Chain

We are in a trying time in the oil and gas industry. The ongoing spread of the COVID-19 has forced many oil and gas companies to either stop or slow down their physical operations. China, the world’s largest importer of oil and gas, shutdown as a result of the spreading virus. As the virus spread, […]

McClain Oil Tools Enters their 40th Year Of Business

McClain Oil Tools specializes in the manufacturing of coil tubing expendable items, along with capillary, snubbing and wireline items for the oil and gas industry. McClain Oil Tools is pleased to announce that the company is now entering its 40th year of business. The Longview, Texas based company specializes in manufacturing of coil tubing expendables, […]