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Title: India gas well blowout capped and killed in 17 days

Abstract

On January 8, 1995, the Pasarlapudi 19 gas well being drilled by India`s ONGC (oil and Natural Gas Corp.) near Amalapuram, India, 295 miles east of the state capital, Hyderabad, blew out while the operator was retrieving a stuck fish in deviated hole. On February 26, ONGC awarded a well control contract to International Well Control (IWC), Houston. On March 15, IWC and ONGC`s Crisis Management Team (CMT) completed extinguishing the fire, capping the well and killing the blowout, which was described by the experienced team as one of the two or three biggest they had ever seen. The article describes how the fire was extinguished and the well was capped, procedures heavily dependent on successful application of an abrasive fluid cutter supplied by Halliburton Energy Services (HES).

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
87510
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
World Oil
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 216; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; INDIA; NATURAL GAS WELLS; BLOWOUTS; CONTROL; EMERGENCY PLANS; CUTTING TOOLS

Citation Formats

. India gas well blowout capped and killed in 17 days. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
. India gas well blowout capped and killed in 17 days. United States.
. Thu . "India gas well blowout capped and killed in 17 days". United States.
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abstractNote = {On January 8, 1995, the Pasarlapudi 19 gas well being drilled by India`s ONGC (oil and Natural Gas Corp.) near Amalapuram, India, 295 miles east of the state capital, Hyderabad, blew out while the operator was retrieving a stuck fish in deviated hole. On February 26, ONGC awarded a well control contract to International Well Control (IWC), Houston. On March 15, IWC and ONGC`s Crisis Management Team (CMT) completed extinguishing the fire, capping the well and killing the blowout, which was described by the experienced team as one of the two or three biggest they had ever seen. The article describes how the fire was extinguished and the well was capped, procedures heavily dependent on successful application of an abrasive fluid cutter supplied by Halliburton Energy Services (HES).},
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journal = {World Oil},
number = 6,
volume = 216,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
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}