Well Control for Completions and Interventions explores the standards that ensure safe and efficient production flow, well integrity and well control for oil rigs, focusing on the post-Macondo environment where tighter regulations and new standards are in place worldwide. Too many training facilities currently focus only on the drilling side of the well's cycle when teaching well control, hence the need for this informative guide on the topic.
This long-awaited manual for engineers and managers involved in the well completion and intervention side of a well's life covers the fundamentals of design, equipment and completion fluids. In addition, the book covers more important and distinguishing components, such as well barriers and integrity envelopes, well kill methods specific to well completion, and other forms of operations that involve completion, like pumping and stimulation (including hydraulic fracturing and shale), coiled tubing, wireline, and subsea intervention.
Howard Crumpton is a Well Completions and Interventions Engineer with over 35 years of experience in worldwide completion and intervention operations from land, offshore, and subsea. He is also an experienced oil and gas trainer, teaching more than 100 completion, intervention, and well control courses around the world for major companies such as BP, Shell, and Total. He authored Shell's internal well control manual that is still in use today. Prior to that, he has assisted and designed a number of completion, production, and extended reach wells for many companies including BP, TRACS, Integrated Well Services, Thistle Well Services, Camco Service International and Otis Pressure Control.
1. Introduction 2. Well Construction and Completion Design 3. Completion Equipment 4. Well Control Surface Equipment 5. Fluids 6. Well Control Barriers and Integrity Envelopes 7. Kick Detection and Well Kill Methods During Workover and Completion Operations 8. Pumping and Stimulation 9. Wireline 10. Coiled Tubing 11. Hydraulic Workover 12. Well Testing 13. Subsea Equipment 14. Well Testing Subsea Completions and Interventions 15. Well Testing Subsea Intervention Vessel (Riserless) Operations