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Blowouts are the most expensive and one of the most preventable accidents in the oil and gas industry. While some rig crews experience frequent well control incidents, some go years before seeing the real thing. Either way, the crew must always be prepared with quick up to speed understanding on the operations and calculations to maintain well control. Blowout and Well Control Handbook, 2nd edition brings the engineer and rig personnel up to date on all the useful methods, equipment, and project details needed to solve daily well control challenges. Updated to cover the lessons learned and new technology following the Macondo incident, this fully detailed reference will cover detection of influxes and losses in equipment and methods, a greater emphasis on kick tolerance considerations, an expanded section on floating drilling and deepwater floating drilling procedures, and a new blowout case history from Bangladesh. With updated photos, case studies and practice examples, Blowout and Well Control Handbook, 2nd edition will continue to deliver critical and modern well control information to ensure engineers and personnel stay safe, environmentally-responsible, and effective on the rig.
- Updated with new case studies including a chapter devoted to the lessons learned and new procedures following Macondo
- Teaches new technology such as emphasis on liquid packer techniques and a new chapter devoted to relief well design and operations
- Improves on both offshore and onshore operations with expanded material and photos on special conditions, challenges, and control procedures throughout the entire cycle of the well