Offshore Blowouts: Causes and Control

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Overview

This book, based on the SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database, thoroughly examines U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Norwegian and UK North Sea blowouts that occurred from 1980 to 1994. This book reveals the operations that were in progress at the onset of the blowouts and helps you learn from the mistakes of others.

This book, based on the SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database, thoroughly examines U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Norwegian and UK North Sea blowouts that occurred from 1980 to 1994. This book reveals the operations that were in progress at the onset of the blowouts and helps you learn from the mistakes of others.

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This book is based on the SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database that contains valuable information to be used for analysing risk related to offshore installations. (Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology)

...focuses on blowout causes and parameters important when developing risk analyses... (GeoAbstracts)

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A reference for petroleum engineers and drilling, production, and workover personnel, investigating and explaining blowouts of offshore well operations occurring from 1980 to 1994 in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Norwegian Sea, and the North Sea. Reveals causes for the loss of primary and secondary barriers, outlines fatal accident rates, and discusses risk analysis, with chapters on the SINTEF offshore blowout database, regional blowout frequencies, and different types of blowouts. Includes a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884155140
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/25/1997
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Blowouts and Fatal Accident Rates. Blowout Barriers and Analyses. SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database. Overview of Blowout Data. Drilling Blowouts. Completion Blowouts. Workover Blowouts. Production Blowouts. Wireline Blowouts. U.S. Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf vs. North Sea Blowout Frequencies. Glossary. References.

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