Wireline Heave Compensators


Wireline Heave Compensators

DTI Advantage: Portable

The Wireline Heave Compensator is a universal tool designed to filter out rig motions while using wireline tools or tubing strings during deployment or well intervention operations off of floating vessels.

The compensator serves as a device that passively filters out the heave so that the payload stays level with the theoretical horizon. Benefits include:

  • Allows safe deployment, landing & retrieval of subsea tools & equipment
  • Provides continued operations in rougher seas
  • Reduces risk of parting wire line and losing tools
  • Decreases re-head downtime
  • Ultimately, reduces overall operator costs


  • Rating: 32,000 lbs. to 100,000 lbs.
  • Operating medium: nitrogen
  • Max. working pressure: 3,000 psi/ inlet pressure: 6,000 psi
  • Weight: 9,200 lbs. to 16,000 lbs.
  • Heave Capacity: 4 to 20 feet
Wireline Heave Comp3