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Oil & Gas Training
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Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Drillbench Blowout Control

This 3 day course introduces the principles and concepts related to blowout control operations and the use of the Drillbench Blowout Control software (formerly known as OLGA ABC). This course provides an overview of so called tertiary well control options and the engineering calculations required to ensure that a well kill can be achieved. This course also deals with the basics of relief well planning and it deals with dynamic well kill operations for blowout wells.

Day 1
  • History of wild well control
  • Blowout Types
  • Current Blowout Control Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics Of A Blowout
  • Relief well planning
  • Shallow Gas
  • Building the Model and Using The Software
Day 2
  • Blowout paths
  • Reservoir flow
  • Capping and Capping stacks
  • Bullheading
  • Momentum Kill
Day 3
  • Relief well Planning
  • Intersect
  • Relief well kill operations
  • Pump and kill schedules
Learning activity mix

This course is suitable for drilling engineers, wellsite supervisors and service providers who design, plan and manage drilling operations.

It is recommended that the candidates bring their own well designs to the course in order to model their own wells during the course. The dynamics of a blowout and the associated challenges are reviewed during the class. This makes the course more interactive and it allows a better learning process.

The skill level for this course requires a good understanding of the conventional drilling and well construction process. Participants should have a minimum of 5 year drilling related experience and must have an understanding of conventional well control and fluid hydraulics principles. Numerous computer simulations will be done during the course.

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