Blowout and Well Control Handbook


  • Robert Grace, President of GSM, Inc., a successful consulting firm in the oil industry.

As with his 1994 book, Advanced Blowout and Well Control, Grace offers a book that presents tested practices and procedures for well control, all based on solid engineering principles and his own more than 25 years of hands-on field experience. Specific situations are reviewed along with detailed procedures to analyze alternatives and tackle problems. The use of fluid dynamics in well control, which the author pioneered, is given careful treatment, along with many other topics such as relief well operations, underground blowouts, slim hole drilling problems, and special services such as fire fighting, capping, and snubbing. In addition, case histories are presented, analyzed, and discussed.
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Drilling Engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Geologists


Book information

  • Published: August 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7708-0

Table of Contents

1. Equipment in Well Control2. Classic Pressure Control Procedures While Drilling3. Pressure Control Procedures While Tripping4. Special Conditions, Problems, and Procedures in Well Control5. Fluid Dynamics in Well Control6. Special Services in Well Control7. Relief Well Design and Operations8. The Underground Blowout9. The Al-Awda Project: The Oil Fires of Kuwait10. Index