Blowout And Well Control Handbook by Robert D. Grace

Blowout And Well Control Handbook

byRobert D. Grace

Paperback | May 25, 2017

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Blowout and Well Control Handbook, Second 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. 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 understanding of the operations and calculations necessary to maintain well control.

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, Second Editionwill continue to deliver critical and modern well control information to ensure engineers and personnel stay safe, environmentally-responsible, and effective on the rig.



  • Features updated and new case studies including a chapter devoted to the lessons learned and new procedures following Macondo
  • Teaches new technology such as 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

About The Author

Robert Grace is currently CEO and President of GSM, Inc., a successful consulting firm in the USA he founded in 1976. Robert has more than 40 years of onshite experience in the oil fields of the world. For the past 35 years, he has served primarily as a consultant in blowouts, fires, well control, deep drilling, and completion operatio...

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Title:Blowout And Well Control HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 25, 2017Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128126744

ISBN - 13:9780128126745

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Table of Contents

1. Equipment in Well Control Operations
2. Classic Pressure Control Procedures while Drilling
3. Pressure Control Procedures while Tripping
4. Special Conditions, Problems, Procedures in Well Control
5. Fluid Dynamics in Well Control
6. Special Services in Well Control
7. Relief Well Design and Operations
8. The Underground Blowout
9. Case Studies
10. Contingency Planning
11. The Al-Awda Project: The Oil Fires of Kuwait