Sauidi Aramco well control
Blowout and well control handbook
As with his 1994 book, Advanced Blowout and Well Control, Grace offers a book that presents tested practices and procedures for well control, all based on solid engineering principles and his own more than 25 years of hands-on field experience. Specific situations are reviewed along with detailed procedures 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. In addition, case histories are presented, analyzed, and discussed.
1. Equipment in Well Control 2. Classic Pressure Control Procedures While Drilling 3. Pressure Control Procedures While Tripping 4. Special Conditions, Problems, and Procedures in Well Control 5. Fluid Dynamics in Well Control 6. Special Services in Well Control 7. Relief Well Design and Operations 8. The Underground Blowout 9. The Al-Awda Project: The Oil Fires of Kuwait 10. Index
Advanced blowout & well control
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.
Well control. Trainning manual
Tested to prove their competence. Unquestionably, training plays an important role in successful well control, for a drilling crew that knows and understands the principles and technical procedures of well control is a crew that is less likely to experience a well blowing out of control.
This manual is intended to be a training aid for all personnel who are concerned with well control—rotary helpers, drillers, toolpushers, company representatives, or any whose job takes him or her directly onto a rig location. The book presents a practical approach to well control in that it emphasizes the things a rig crew should know and be able to do to control a well. It is also used as a basic textbook by those who attend well-control courses conducted by many training organization.
Well control for a drilling team
The objective of this manual is to provide a good understanding of the fundamentals of Well Control that can be applied to most Well Control operations. In all cases, minimising the kick volume and closing the well in is our first priority.
This manual describes industry recognised standards and practices and basic Well Control procedures. They differ from our advanced Well Control methods which tend to be well, formation, or rig specific. The manual covers the guidelines found in API 59 and API 53 along with the International Well Control Forum syllabus.
All Well Control principles rely upon an understanding that good planning and early recognition and close-in is the best form of Well Control. Not all kicks are swabbed kicks; many wells are drilled into unknown formation. It is recognised that equipment can fail despite all the correct procedures being followed. This is why you will find the equipment section comprehensive and useful for general trouble shooting ideas.