We perform studies and deliver solutions for blowout contingency, as a preventive measure to reduce the cost and risk associated with drilling operations.
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
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.
How we can help
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Well Integrity Training
A series of online well integrity courses ranging from providing learners with a deeper understanding of the basic well integrity principles, through to blowout contingency planning and operational shut-down criteria.
“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.”