January 2006 ///
Drilling personnel must learn to identify common underground blowout causes, to develop effective control and prevention methods.
Especially helpful in highly deviated wells, a remote, intelligent equalization device allows maximum pressure testing flexibility without tricky retrieval problems.
Faced with a seized gate valve in the closed position, the operator employed a pioneering milling operation to restore health to an offshore well.
Following a seabed gas broach under an offshore platform, a relief well intersection technique protected the platform and replaced a severed production well.
In HP/HT offshore wells, a top sliding bundle riser can eliminate submarine flexible risers.
<I>World Oil's</I>reference guide to production tubing and tubing couplings to 5-in. OD. This guide gives connection dimensions, steel grades and coupling type. Connection manufacturers’ contact information is also provided.
Operators designing technically complex deepwater projects at great expense should utilize good planning, financial prudence and mitigation strategies.
Reasons for using this method in underpressured, compartmentalized carbonate reservoirs include operational ease, safety and reduced damage.
You, too, can save large sums of money on well control
ANWR spin; The fire below
CNOOC's exploits illustrate the fungible vs. security argument
Better, more durable downhole batteries are needed
Predicting earthquakes; GOM review
News & Resources
Vol. 227 No. 1 Boots & Coots International Well Control, Inc., has agreed to acquire the hydraulic well control business of Oil States International, Inc. With 200
Vol. 227 No. 1
Weak performance in the third and fourth quarters, due partially to
warm weather and hurricane disruptio
Vol. 227 No. 1 Rock and fluid characterization Schlumberger has introduced its Scanner family of wireline measurements to overcome many of the limitations of
Vol. 227 No. 1 BJ Process and Pipeline Services has created a new global business development group reporting to Andy Barden, division technical manager. Based in Housto
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