Are you prepared to handle a blowout? A typical BCP consists of blowout and kill simulations in addition to a detailed relief well plan. This includes blowout scenario determination with calculation of potential blowout rates and specification of the best suited kill method and kill resources. Relief well rig availability and equipment requirements will also be investigated.
A carefully worked out BCP will shorten the response time during a blowout or well control incident, saving cost as well as reducing the environmental impact and media exposure.
In the event of a blowout, pre-magnetization of casing increases the detectable range of the casing in the blowing well when using passive magnetic ranging techniques deployed in the relief well. This should be used for avoiding well collision in fields with many wells, salt formations and wells requiring shallow relief well intersect.
Casing magnetization gives you increased safety at low cost and with no risk to your wellbore. Field testing of magnetized casing joints at surface has demonstrated that the effect is long lasting.
The RWIS has been built to significantly increase the pumping capacity of a single relief well by pumping in excess of 200 barrels of kill mud per minute through a single relief well, four times as much kill fluid as typically achievable. A significant advance for the industry which utilizes multiple vessels as opposed to the alternative method requiring multiple relief wells.
In addition to assuring single relief well contingency, the RWIS enables operators to optimize well economics and help unlock projects that wouldn’t normally be sanctioned. In purchasing access rights to the RWIS, operators can comply with legislation and reduce the number of wells required to meet production targets by increasing the completion size of the well bore, reducing CAPEX costs and maximizing production.