Well Control & Prevention Services

Addressing the industry's most challenging well control problems 24/7

Emergency Response Services

Boots & Coots Services has the knowledge and experience to address the industry's most challenging well control problems — onshore, offshore, and subsea. Our specialists are on call 24/7 and will respond immediately to assist with assessment or mobilization of personnel and equipment. We have equipment staged strategically around the world and the logistical experience to deploy to most any country.

Prevention Services

Contingency planning can prevent well control emergencies or lessen their effects. We offer a wide array of prevention services from Well Control Contingency Plans, to insurance through the WELLSURE® program, to inspection services and more. For dealing with well control emergencies, we've built a reputation on a wealth of knowledge among our team of engineers and can bring the collective experience to challenges ranging from well blowouts to relief well implementation.

Control of Well Insurance Program

The WELLSURE® Program is a unique bundled package that includes a full range of Boots & Coots well control services, prevention services, and post-response services as part of the operator's extra-expense insurance package.

Well Control Engineering

When drilling a relief well, accurate target well interception and successful well killing operations are highly challenging. Flawless execution depends on a combination of experience, technology, and other resources. The necessary critical tasks demand high levels of competency in engineering and project management. Boots & Coots has the capabilities and the access to a comprehensive range of Halliburton services to successfully manage your relief well project.

Well Special Services

Boots & Coots has extensive global experience in hot tapping, gate valve drilling and freeze job operations in locations around the world.

Subsea Response

Boots & Coots offers a unique suite of Subsea Response services including the first truly air mobile Capping Stack, containment systems, and physics-based modeling capability.

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Summary Summary Frac Audit
The Boots & Coots frac audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary 2007, February, Petroleum Africa - The Benefits of a Well Integrity Program: A Case Study
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 2013 E&P WellCall App
New app provides instant well-control response.
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 Safely Kills Six-Well, Single-Pad Blowout
Team Solves Major Well-Control Challenge Never Seen Before in the Industry
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 Snubbing Audit
The Boots & Coots Snubbing Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary Deepwater Audit
Audits are defined as a structured process of collecting independent information on the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of the total system and developing plans for corrective action. The Boots & Coots Deepwater Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project. Drawing upon our in-house expertise and a causal analysis of countless Boots & Coots case studies, we are able to determine common issues associated with well control related failures during drilling operations.
Summary Summary Wellhead Audit
The Boots & Coots Wellhead Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary Well Control Equipment Third Party Witness
The Boots & Coots Wellhead Pressure Control Equipment (WPCE) Third Party Witness service provides clients with representation independent of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to monitor the assembly and hydrostatic testing of new build surface pressure control equipment used in drilling, completions, or intervention.
Summary Summary BowTieXP® Software
Boots & Coots uses a Risk Assessment Software, a recently released system, which applies the latest concepts in risk management to the widely accepted and proven BowTie methodology.
Summary Summary Workover-Completion Audit
The Boots & Coots Workover-Completion Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary Jack-Up Audit
The Boots & Coots Jack-Up Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary 2010, February, International Fire Fighter - Emergency Response Planning in the Oilfield
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.
Summary Summary SafeguardSM Service
Safeguard risk prevention service is based on API RP75. Its components can be applied at any phase of a project from conception to completion.
Summary Summary Coiled Tubing Audit
The Boots & Coots Coiled Tubing Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary Wireline Audit
The Boots & Coots Wireline Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary Emergency Response Training / Incident Command System
This course discusses the importance of emergency response, how to manage it, and the necessary equipment that is needed to control and mitigate events as they occur.
Summary Summary Flowback Audit
The Boots & Coots Flowback Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary WellCall® Mobile Application
Smart phone application (app) enables easy access to Boots & Coots emergency dispatch and a site specific Well Control Contingency Plan.
Summary Summary Well Control Contingency Plan
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.
Summary Summary HAZID/HAZOP
A hazard and operability (HAZOP) study is a design review technique used for hazard identification, and for the identification of design deficiencies which may give rise to operability problems.
Summary Summary Drilling Rig Audit
The Boots & Coots Drilling Rig Audit focuses on aspects of well control and provides the client with a quantitative analysis of the probability for a successful project.
Summary Summary Drill Well On Paper
Drilling the well on paper (DWOP) is the process of analyzing each step of the well construction process to generate ideas for improving performance and reducing cost.
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 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 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 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 Drills Relief Well for Shallow Target to Kill Catastrophic Blowout
Multidisciplinary response resolves crisis in first attempt
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Emergency Response Drills
Emergency Response Drills are performed to increase the knowledge and skills of employees resulting from direct participation in activities simulating real scenarios.
Summary Summary Drill Well on Paper
Drill Well on Paper (DWOP) is a process for analyzing each step of well construction to help identify opportunities for performance improvement and cost reduction.
Summary Summary Well Control Audits
Our audits are a structured process of collecting independent information on the efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability of the total system and developing plans for corrective action.
Summary Summary Emergency Response Plan
Boots & Coots' Emergency Response Plans are designed to ensure that everything – and everyone – involved is prepared for emergencies.
Summary Summary Contingency Planning Services
Contingency planning is one of the most important aspects when planning to drill a well.
Summary Summary Risk Management Services
Boots & Coots has been bringing risk under control for decades. Our hands-onexperience as pressure-control specialists makes us uniquely qualified to help you prepare for� and prevent� critical well events.
Summary Summary Prevention Services
Our prevention programs and services can help save time and money by reducing the frequency and consequences of critical well events.
Summary Summary Well-based Underground Storage
The Boots & Coots Well-Based Underground Storage Program is a risk based approach to aid in identifying gaps in existing Storage Operations and Facilities systems.
Summary Summary SafeguardSM Services
Our Safeguard services have been beneficial for our international customers with mature fields. We provide a dedicated Safeguard specialist with a range of risk management skills to identify and help control your exposure.
Summary Summary Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp)
The Boots & Coots Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp) helps identify and evaluate problems that may represent risks to personnel, equipment or project efficiency.
Summary Summary WellCall® Mobile Application
Smart phone application enables easy access to Boots & Coots emergency dispatch and a site specific Well Control Contingency Plan.
Summary Summary Hazard Identification Study (HazID)
The Hazard Identification Study (HazID) is an analysis that helps identify hazards that could cause injury to personnel, asset damage or loss, environmental damage, loss of production, or liability/litigation.
Summary Summary Well Control Contingency Plan
Well control contingency plan is a custom crafted well(s) specific response guide used in the case of well control emergency.
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 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 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 Burn Efficiency
Boots & Coots data reduction and synthesis algorithm, hardware design, systems engineering and project management addresses unique challenges...
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
Boots & Coots well control response team is staffed with the most experienced personnel to respond to any well control situation.
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 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 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 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 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 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 Risk Management
Boots & Coots has been bringing risk under control for decades. Our hands-onexperience as pressure-control specialists makes us uniquely qualified to help you prepare for— and prevent— critical well events.
Summary Summary Relief Wells
Boots & Coots provides unparalleled knowledge, global experience and worldwide support to address the industry's most difficult relief well challenges.
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