Well Control

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Well Control

Do you have a critical well control or high-pressure / high-temperature event? Boots & Coots Services is the one company operators rely on for the most complex pressure control situations.

Boots & Coots well control response team is staffed with the most experienced personnel to respond to any well control situation.

Boots & Coots response services include:

  • Fire fighting
  • Kick resolution
  • Underground flows and uncontrolled kicks
  • Re-heading services
  • High pressure/high temperature onsite support
  • Blowout response procedures
  • Well kill operations

Boots & Coots well control response planning includes:

  • Well control engineering: kick modeling, kick tolerance, hydraulics and ECD modelling, temperature profile, fluid PVT, reservoir performance, dynamic kill modeling
  • Capping stack deployment modeling
  • Documented and tested emergency response procedures
  • Well control training

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Summary Summary Dynamic Kill Analysis
Relief well planning is an industry-wide necessity to help mitigate risks associated with drilling operations in high-pressure/hightemperature environments. Using reservoir information, fluid and gas properties and state-of-the-art multiphase flow simulation software, Boots & Coots can advise on how to successfully implement well killing operations.
Summary Summary 2009, May, Offshore - Ingenuity Underlines Kill and Salvage Operation in Bay of Bengal
A uniquely engineered kill and salvage operation employing a 150-hp ROV successfully secured a storm-damaged well and recovered a 217-ton (197-metric ton) BOP stack from more than 800 ft (244 m) of water in India’s Bay of Bengal. In what may very well be an industry first, the multifaceted project overcame myriad technical challenges to avert any potentially catastrophic HSE incidents, while killing the well unconventionally via stinger and retrieving the BOP, subsea tree, and wellhead.
Summary Summary 2007, January, World Oil - Selective Intervention via Material Squeeze Saves Papua New Guinea Find
Boots & Coots was asked by a North African national oil company to help it identify potential risks associated with aging production wells in close proximity to villages, industrial facilities, and environmentally sensitive areas.
Summary Summary Fifty Years Ago, LIFE Magazine Features Well Control Specialists’ Battle with Blowout Fire in Iran
The February 18, 1966, issue of LIFE Magazine printed an article about a large drilling well blowout in Iran titled “Assault on a Pillar of Fire.” The article, written by Lee Hall, described the blowout response by a team of Red Adair Company well control specialists. The team was led by one of the founders of the Boots & Coots company, Asger “Boots” Hansen.
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Team Controls a Geothermal Well Blowout
Using an innovative method of debris control, the Boots & Coots team successfully regained control of the well, and the customer was able to continue with the drilling operation.
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Successfully Kills Leaking Well in Remote Field
Team solves challenging logistics to stop gas leak prior to well abandonment
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Regains Control of Well After Blowout Occurs During Workover Operation
The Boots & Coots well control team was mobilized to the location to assess the situation and assist the operator on the response plan and operation. The team initially inspected and assessed the conditions of the barge and well. Gas was flowing into the lake bed and then to the water surface where it had caught fire.
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Drills Relief Well for Shallow Target to Kill Catastrophic Blowout
Multidisciplinary response resolves crisis in first attempt
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Safely Kills Six-Well, Single-Pad Blowout
Team Solves Major Well-Control Challenge Never Seen Before in the Industry
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Mobilizes WELLSURE® Blowout Response Process After Client’s Well Suffers Major Blowout
Well control specialists successfully kill well, saving operator millions of dollars
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Regains Control of Platform After Five-Well Blowout
Team maintains stability of 30-well platform, contains blowouts, and safety caps wells
Summary Summary In 1924, Myron Kinley Kick-Starts the Well Control Industry with a Bang
Most well control methods and technologies used today trace their roots back to one man: Myron Kinley
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Regains Control of Well After Underground Blowout and Surface Broach
Suite of Logging tools helps determine detailed source control response plan
Summary Summary 2004, January, World Oil - Controlling Sabotaged Oil Wells in a War Zone: Between Iraq and a Hard Spot
The war in Iraq commenced on March 20, 2003. In keeping with his past actions in Kuwait during the Gulf War in 1991, Saddam Hussein sabotaged a number of the Iraqi oil wells in the south Rumalia oil fields. Boots & Coots entered into a contract to assist the military in controlling these wells at an unprecedented point in time, while the war was in full swing.
Summary Summary 2001, July, JPT - Managing a Blowout: A Case Study
During a well-control crisis, most operators aren’t able to efficiently handle the numerous technical, organizational, and time demands while continuing to manage the other aspects of their business. At a Mississippi wellsite, Boots & Coots provided on-site management during a well-control operation.
Summary Summary 2010, January, World Oil - Analysis of Gas Flow Yields Recommendations for Best Cenenting Practices
An investigation into the flow of gas at a shallow water platform after the 9-5/8 inch casing was cemented revealed that following good cementing practices could have prevented a potentially serious well control incident.
Summary Summary Relief Well Services Brochure
Boots & Coots, a Halliburton Service, provides unparalleled knowledge, global experience and worldwide support to address the industry’s most difficult relief well challenges.
Summary Summary In War Zone, Boots & Coots Fights Infamous Kuwaiti Oilfield Fires of 1991 with Abrasive Jet Cutting System
Innovative Technology Helps Boots & Coots Extinguish Oil Fires in One of the Worst Oilfield Disasters in History
Summary Summary Boots & Coots Rapidly Intercepts Blowout in Argentina
Active Magnetic Ranging Techniques Prevail Over Passive Approach to Accurately Locate Target Well
Summary Summary Source Control Operations Achieve Success on Offshore Drilling Platform
Boots & Coots Team Controls Fire and Manages Source Control Operations After Offshore Blowout
Summary Summary In the Caspian Sea, Boots & Coots caps an offshore well from a derrick barge
Boots & Coots Well Control caps an offshore well in shallow water, in the Caspian Sea
Summary Summary Dispersion Modeling and Radiant Heat Analysis
Dispersion modeling and radiant heat analysis assists in the determination of exclusion zones around the well site. The modeling and analysis are critical parts of well control planning for both surface intervention and relief well planning and execution.
Summary Summary Relief Well Directional Planning
Relief well planning is an interactive process where adjustments in other components of the relief well may trigger changes in the relief well directional plan.
Summary Summary Kick Tolerance and Dynamic Well Control Modeling
Kick modeling and analysis provides value in safety and cost savings. This is especially true for deep water wells where the overburden is reduced and the margin between mud weight and fracture gradient is miniscule. Kick modeling also provides benefit in reductions of insurance premiums for wells both onshore and offshore.
Summary Summary Dispersion Modeling & Radiant Heat Analysis
Dispersion modeling and radiant heat analysis assists in the determination of exclusion zones around the well site. The modeling and analysis are critical parts of well control planning for both surface intervention and relief well planning and execution.
Summary Summary Pipe Rack
The Boots & Coots specially designed pipe rack is used to transport all necessary support equipment used in conjunction with Boots and Coots fire pumps. Included are all necessary piping, hoses, fittings, and tools required for operations.
Summary Summary Dynamic Kill Analysis
Relief well planning is an industry-wide necessity to help mitigate risks associated with drilling operations in high-pressure/high temperature environments. Using reservoir information, fluid and gas properties and state-of-the-art multiphase flow simulation software, Boots & Coots can advise on how to successfully implement well killing operations.
Summary Summary Casing & Tubular Design & Analysis
Advanced engineering ensures unparalleled performance in every phase of drilling activity, maximizing customer value by optimal modeling of complex HP/HT conditions to plan the most appropriate casing and tubular design, while obtaining both the right well integrity and the best cost configuration.
Summary Summary Porta Lathe Cutter
The Porta-Lathe cutter is a specialized cutter used to cold cut tubing, drillpipe, or casing. The cutter is equipped with either an air or hydraulic motor, and features a self-feeding system that allows the operator to maintain adequate distance while cutting during critical situations.
Summary Summary Burn Efficiency
Boots & Coots data reduction and synthesis algorithm, hardware design, systems engineering and project management addresses unique challenges...
Summary Summary Jet Cutter
The abrasive jet cutting system is designed to be easily positioned on a burning well, and uses sand and water to abrade the wellhead or surface equipment. This allows the well to flow in a vertical direction, making it possible to extinguish the fire with water.
Summary Summary Fire Pump
The Series 60 Turbo-Charged 14.0 L Diesel fire pump is rated at 600 continuous BHP at 2100 RPM. This unit includes an air starter and radiator cooling system, air-driven jet priming pump, a 13 ft3/min (0.006 m3/s) air compressor, and a 6-in. pipe lifting frame with a single point lift eye.
Summary Summary Proprietary Kill Analysis Solutions Software
Using reservoir information, fluid and gas properties and state-of-the-art multiphase flow simulation software, Boots & Coots can advise on how to successfully implement well killing operations.
Summary Summary Relief Well Services
Boots & Coots provides unparalleled knowledge, global experience and worldwide support to address the industry's most difficult relief well challenges.
Summary Summary Plume Analysis
Through the application of our integrated multi-physics analysis capability to the evaluation of capping operations for subsea well releases, we are able to significantly reduce the amount of time required to design and execute a subsea capping solution.
Summary Summary Job Box
The Boots & Coots portable job box contains miscellaneous tools and supplies needed on large as well as minor well control incidents. Included are items such as non-sparking brass hammers, pneumatic tools, pipe wrenches, hammer wrenches, hand tools, gauges, bull plugs, and other specialized tools used on blowout and fire situations.
Summary Summary Kick Tolerance Analysis
Dynamic Kick Tolerance is one of the important factors considered during well design, which evaluates the casing seat design, wellbore integrity while circulating a kick, and surface condition during well control incidents. Currently Boots & Coots uses Drillbench� for dynamic kill analysis.
Summary Summary Athey Wagon
The Boots & Coots specialized Athey Wagon is used in conjunction with a D-8 or D-9 bulldozer equipped with a hydraulic winch. It can also be used to kill blowout wells by stinging into tubing or drillpipe and is used to mount the abrasive jet cutter on wellhead.
Summary Summary Well Control Resopnse
Whether it's a blowout or complex well control problem, your call to Boots & Coots Services will be answered by the most highly capable group of well control specialists and engineers in the world.
Summary Summary Well Control and Prevention Services
Well control is undoubtedly one of the most difficult and specialized services. Boots & Coots well control has the expertise needed, the knowledge and the most experienced personnel, who can provide a solution to address the industry's most challenging well control problems.
Summary Summary Well Control Engineering
Well Control Engineering is comprised of a highly specialized team of engineers, who help you with your well control challenges on the surface, underground or subsea.
Summary Summary Well Control
Boots & Coots well control response team is staffed with the most experienced personnel to respond to any well control situation.
Summary Summary Relief Wells
Boots & Coots provides unparalleled knowledge, global experience and worldwide support to address the industry's most difficult relief well challenges.
24/7 well control or response assistance:

+1-281-931-8884 or  
1-800-BLOWOUT
+1-281-931-8884 or 1-800-BLOWOUT
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