Advanced Blowout and Well Control

Advanced Blowout and Well Control

by Robert D. Grace
     
 

ISBN-10: 088415260X

ISBN-13: 9780884152606

Pub. Date: 08/15/1994

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

In petroleum industry drilling operations even the most simple blowout can kill people and cost millions of dollars in equipment losses - and millions more in environmental damage and ensuing litigation. Government environmental and safety requirements demand that operating companies and drilling contractor personnel be rigorously trained in well control procedures…  See more details below

Overview

In petroleum industry drilling operations even the most simple blowout can kill people and cost millions of dollars in equipment losses - and millions more in environmental damage and ensuing litigation. Government environmental and safety requirements demand that operating companies and drilling contractor personnel be rigorously trained in well control procedures and in responding to blowouts when they occur.

The book reviews classical pressure control procedures. In addition, specific situations are presented along with detailed procedure to analyze alternatives and tackle problems. The use of fluid dynamics in well control, which the author pioneered, is given careful treatment, along with many other topics such as relief well operations, underground blowouts, slim hole drilling problems, and special services such as fire fighting, capping, and snubbing. Case histories are presented, analyzed, and discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884152606
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
08/15/1994
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Ch. 1Equipment in Well Control3
Ch. 2Classic Pressure Control Procedures While Drilling28
Ch. 3Pressure Control Procedures While Tripping84
Ch. 4Special Conditions, Problems, and Procedures in Well Control113
Ch. 5Fluid Dynamics in Well Control218
Ch. 6Special Services in Well Control278
Ch. 7Relief Well Design and Operations318
Ch. 8The Underground Blowout341
Epilogue: The AL-Awda Project: The Oil Fires of Kuwait367
Index395

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