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Title: High-pressure jet cutters improve capping operations

Abstract

Advances in abrasive cutting technology have improved the methods for removing damaged equipment and preparing wellheads for capping. This technology, much of which was refined during well control operations in Kuwait in 1991, can improve the safety and efficiency of capping jobs by cutting wellheads or casing quickly and cleanly. The majority of well control jobs involve one of three types of capping operations: capping to a flange, capping by installing a wellhead, or capping to a casing stub. Capping operations are often the first major step in regaining control of the well during blowout intervention. Proper planning of a capping operation must take into account the mass flow rate, combustible nature of the flow, well bore geometry, and operations in the post-capping phase of the project. The paper discusses capping vehicles, tree removal, jet cutters, capping to a flange, capping to a stub, swallowing the stub, spin-on technique, capping on fire, stinging, offshore blowouts, firefighting, pollution control, intervention equipment, and rig removal.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Wild Well Control Inc., Spring, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
46086
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Oil and Gas Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 19; Other Information: PBD: 8 May 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; BLOWOUT PREVENTERS; INSTALLATION; WELLS; BLOWOUTS; CUTTING TOOLS; PERFORMANCE; SPECIFICATIONS; WELL SERVICING; FIRE FIGHTING; OFFSHORE SITES; ONSHORE SITES

Citation Formats

Abel, L W, Campbell, P J, and Bowden, Sr, J R. High-pressure jet cutters improve capping operations. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Abel, L W, Campbell, P J, & Bowden, Sr, J R. High-pressure jet cutters improve capping operations. United States.
Abel, L W, Campbell, P J, and Bowden, Sr, J R. Mon . "High-pressure jet cutters improve capping operations". United States.
@article{osti_46086,
title = {High-pressure jet cutters improve capping operations},
author = {Abel, L W and Campbell, P J and Bowden, Sr, J R},
abstractNote = {Advances in abrasive cutting technology have improved the methods for removing damaged equipment and preparing wellheads for capping. This technology, much of which was refined during well control operations in Kuwait in 1991, can improve the safety and efficiency of capping jobs by cutting wellheads or casing quickly and cleanly. The majority of well control jobs involve one of three types of capping operations: capping to a flange, capping by installing a wellhead, or capping to a casing stub. Capping operations are often the first major step in regaining control of the well during blowout intervention. Proper planning of a capping operation must take into account the mass flow rate, combustible nature of the flow, well bore geometry, and operations in the post-capping phase of the project. The paper discusses capping vehicles, tree removal, jet cutters, capping to a flange, capping to a stub, swallowing the stub, spin-on technique, capping on fire, stinging, offshore blowouts, firefighting, pollution control, intervention equipment, and rig removal.},
doi = {},
journal = {Oil and Gas Journal},
number = 19,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {5}
}