Reduce risks to personnel and damage to the environment
The Boots & Coots custom-engineered contingency plans are prepared prior to drilling and are designed to reduce potential risks to personnel and damage to the environment. Relief well considerations are included should a well control event take place.
The Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is a reference to emergency procedures and guidelines to assist with courses of action in the event of a non-standard event. This plan is classified as a non-regulatory document.
The Well Control Contingency Plan (WCCP) is especially beneficial for operators working in remote locations as projects vary dramatically from well to well and where difficult logistics can delay operations. Additional operational issues can arise in different types of wells with varying reservoir characteristics, and in areas where environmental considerations, climate, and political situations can complicate operations, especially during well control events. Since it is essential to mitigate the potential risk for a well control event, the logical and responsible option is to develop a proactive plan to pre-empt an event taking place.
Any well control event is best managed with an organizational structure in place and an established chain of command. Placing skilled and experienced people at the scene is one of the most important roles of the Well Control Contingency Plan. Boots & Coots has a proven history of performing well control activities and has built these best practices into its well control contingency planning to ensure the most robust mitigation plan is available.
Although the oilfield is a different work environment the basic response strategies are the same. The Incident Command System needs to be
utilized and needs to be communicated through training and drills. Communication needs to be considered and everyone needs to know who is in charge.
The Boots & Coots Well Control Contingency Plan
(WCCP) is a custom-crafted well(s) specific response
guide that is applicable to organizational levels
which include (unless otherwise noted): Initial
Response Procedures, Surface Blowout Scenarios,
Logistics, Emergency Classifications, Critical Elements
which include: Equipment, Personnel, Suppliers,
Mobilization, Safety, General Intervention Strategies,
and Emergency Management Organization.