An earthquake had shifted a shallow fault, damaging casing and causing the blowout.
Established as the standard for well control training on the US OCS, WellCAP is broadening its curriculum and gearing up to train many new personnel.
For better openhole pressure distribution, the gas-lift, dual-density method is favored.
The largest finds above 800 million bbl are spread around Australia, Africa and Southeast Asia, but Brazil has a near-monopoly on medium-sized finds of 500-800 million bbl.
Reasons for using this method in underpressured, compartmentalized carbonate reservoirs include operational ease, safety and reduced damage.
Faced with a seized gate valve in the closed position, the operator employed a pioneering milling operation to restore health to an offshore well.
A lack of growth in Gulf of Mexico drilling efficiency can be traced to non-productive time hurting economics, as well as governmental and insurance constraints limiting new technology.
Friction over gas reserves with China prompts Japanese military upgrade
Oil Prices-Who is to blame?
Two new heavy oil technologies; First GOM FPSO use approved
Acquisitions, mergers, ventures and other company news
Meeting & events
(American Association of Professional Landmen), North Amer
New product and service offerings from company press releases.
Personnel changes and promotions in the petroleum industry.
International news in the oil and gas industry
In November, lower OPEC oil production countered higher OECD supply, resulting in an overall global decline of 50,000 bpd.
Well Control is much more than extinguishing blowouts
Water on Mars; Cambrian Explosion, Part 2