Providing successful customized steady state and dynamic kill analyses using transient multiphase flow modeling to determine fluid density and volume, pump rate, pressure and hydraulic horsepower
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.
Simulation results are interpreted by highly skilled Boots & Coots engineers who, with the benefit of onsite experience, have delivered dozens of relief well contingency plans worldwide. Having this information on hand is critical to thoroughly plan for emergency resources and logistics.
Boots & Coots uses the commercially available software, which is powered by the OLGA multiphase flow simulator, to perform dynamic kill analysis for a variety of scenarios. In addition, Boots & Coots has exclusive access to our innovative kill analysis solutions software, a hydraulic, reservoir and fluid model program that calculates both steady-state and dynamic kill analysis.
Dynamic Kill Analysis Features and Benefits
A variety of well control scenarios examined
Live graphics display visualization over the period of the dynamic kill operation
Engineering support for multiple kill scenario evaluation and modeling
Industry subject matter experts
Independent analysis for dynamic kill modeling using Drillbench* Blowout Control and our exclusive kill analysis solutions software programs
The dynamic kill process involves pumping fluids at high rates to build pressure against the formation to arrest the influx. Dynamic kill simulations include hydraulic analysis, temperature profile, fluid PVT, reservoir performance and flowpath among other inputs necessary for accurate modeling.
The main outputs of the Dynamic Kill Analysis are:
Kill fluid density
Minimum kill fluid volume
Dynamic kill pump rate
Dynamic kill pump pressure
Dynamic kill hydraulic horsepower
From this information, the minimum pumping capability and equipment logistics for successful well kill operations can be determined.