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Title: High-rate Iranian blowout controlled while still burning

Abstract

Oil well firefighters used ingenuity and equipment designed in the field to cap a high-rate blowout well in Iran without extinguishing the fire. Well AZ-50, located about 25 km southeast of Ahwaz, Iran, blew out on Feb. 14, 1993, and was finally controlled on Mar. 31, 1993, by a firefighting team from the National Iranian Oil Co. The estimated open flow potential of producing Well AZ-50 was 60,000 bo/d and 50 MMsfd of associated gas, making this well among the world's largest blowouts. The well control operation was difficult because the flame height reached 117 m, the fluid velocity 2, 180 fps at the well-head, and the flame temperature 4,150 F. The paper describes operations.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. National Iranian Oil Co., Ahwaz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7028915
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Oil and Gas Journal; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92:38; Journal ID: ISSN 0030-1388
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; BLOWOUTS; CONTROL; IRAN; OIL WELLS; ASSOCIATED GAS; FIRE FIGHTING; FLOW RATE; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; ACCIDENTS; ASIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; GASES; MIDDLE EAST; WELLS; 020600* - Petroleum- Health & Safety

Citation Formats

Bahmani, H, and Azarpanah, A. High-rate Iranian blowout controlled while still burning. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Bahmani, H, & Azarpanah, A. High-rate Iranian blowout controlled while still burning. United States.
Bahmani, H, and Azarpanah, A. Mon . "High-rate Iranian blowout controlled while still burning". United States.
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title = {High-rate Iranian blowout controlled while still burning},
author = {Bahmani, H and Azarpanah, A},
abstractNote = {Oil well firefighters used ingenuity and equipment designed in the field to cap a high-rate blowout well in Iran without extinguishing the fire. Well AZ-50, located about 25 km southeast of Ahwaz, Iran, blew out on Feb. 14, 1993, and was finally controlled on Mar. 31, 1993, by a firefighting team from the National Iranian Oil Co. The estimated open flow potential of producing Well AZ-50 was 60,000 bo/d and 50 MMsfd of associated gas, making this well among the world's largest blowouts. The well control operation was difficult because the flame height reached 117 m, the fluid velocity 2, 180 fps at the well-head, and the flame temperature 4,150 F. The paper describes operations.},
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journal = {Oil and Gas Journal; (United States)},
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volume = 92:38,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
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