Bowen Reverse-Circulation Junk Baskets

Efficiently retrieve small junk objects from inside the wellbore using the Bowen reverse-circulation junk basket.


The Bowen™ reverse-circulation junk basket retrieves all types of small junk objects in wellbores using reverse circulation, eliminating misruns of other downhole tools. A drain through the tool eliminates the possibility of pulling a wet string. You may convert the tool into an effective fishing magnet and still retain the reverse-circulation feature.


  • A lifting sub provides ease of handling and includes a storage space for the steel ball used in the operation of the tool 
  • Use of a steel ball diverts the flow and creates a Venturi effect, which forces junk up through the bottom of the tool 
  • May be converted into a fishing magnet by replacing the catcher with the Bowen magnet insert 
  • A variety of shoes is available, allowing the tool to be tailored per operation


  • Retrieves all types of small, irregularly shaped junk objects within the wellbore (bit cones, slips, chains, etc.)
  • Effective in both cased and openhole operations
  • Effective in both vertical and horizontal operations
  • Bowen Reverse Circulation Junk Baskets Technical Summary

  • Reverse Circulation Junk Basket Instruction Manual

Three fourths shot of a Bowen Reverse Circulation Junk Basket with two subs
Angled close up of a Bowen Reverse Circulation Junk Baskets Mill shoe
Tight close up of a Bowen Reverse Circulation Junk Baskets Mill shoe with a light shinning through