Blowout Contingency

Preparing your organization for the unthinkable

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Reduce response time in the event of an incident

Assure competency to minimize risk

Reduce costs associated with drilling and intervention

Identify the most efficient and effective contingency measures for your business

We perform studies and deliver solutions for blowout contingency, as a preventive measure to reduce the cost and risk associated with drilling operations.

Blowout and Kill Simulations

We perform transient multiphase flow simulations of hypothetical blowout scenarios to identify and evaluate potential flow rates and kill requirements by use of our unique software, OLGA®-WELL-KILL, which is tailor-made for well and well control simulations.

Relief Well Planning and Solutions

We develop detailed relief well plans from the basis of our experience with actual incidents. The relief well plans will identify potential constraints and propose design solutions with details on spud locations, well trajectories, ranging (homing in) strategies and intersection methods.

The RWIS (Relief Well Injection Spool)

A patented piece of specialist subsea equipment that enables operators to stop a blowout from prolific reservoirs safely and efficiently via a single relief well.

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Blowout Contingency Planning and Solutions

We develop detailed blowout contingency plans that meet operator specific requirements and governmental regulations and standards (e.g. NORSOK D-010). Blowout contingency plans will typically include identification of potential scenarios with evaluations of intervention methods, mitigation options and kill requirements.

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Simulations while Drilling

We perform real time simulations based on MWD data to reduce the cost and risk associated with drilling operations, for example; provide the required support for drilling the entire reservoir section without setting an additional casing string.

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Casing Magnetization

We pre-magnetize casing as a preventive measure to reduce the cost and risk associated with relief well drilling operations. A pre-magnetized casing will improve the likelihood of a successful intersection, especially in challenging ranging situations such as shallow reservoirs and salt formations.

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Spill Drill Support

We participate as an integral part of spill drill teams and share our extensive experience from live incidents combined with transient flow simulation competence. Outcome of our contribution includes soft shut-in procedures and cap and containment design.

BOP and Well Control Equipment Audits

We verify that the BOP and its associated well control equipment are maintained, inspected, certified and tested in compliance with regulatory requirements and international standards.

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Blowout Contingency Training

We offer advanced training courses in the area of blowout contingency and regulatory requirements (e.g. Principles and contents of NORSOK D-010).

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“Gaining access rights to the RWIS, as a contingency measure, enabled us to build a business case for larger wells to be developed, allowing us to meet production targets with less investment.”