Common Well Control Hazards

Identification and Countermeasures


  • Sun Xiaozhen, Director of Safety and Environmental Protection Supervision Center of Xinjiang Oilfield Company

Heavily illustrated with 900 pictures of actual well control sites, Common Well Control Hazards: Identification and Countermeasures provides a visual representation of 177 common well control hazards and how to prevent or counteract them. The perfect companion for any engineer who needs to develop and apply their skill more efficiently, this “plain language” guide covers common well control equipment such as: BOP control system, BOP manifold, kill manifold, drilling fluid recovery pipes, IBOP tools, liquid gas separator, and fire, explosion & H2S prevention. With this manual in hand, “new hires” not only learn about the inherent hazards which await them out in the field but also gain expert advice for deploying the necessary countermeasures which will lead to effective, incident free field operations.
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Drilling Engineers, Well Completion Engineers, Rig Managers, Maintenance and Repair Workers, Environmental Engineers


Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397030-5


"…Xiaozhen summarizes problems he and other inspectors commonly find regarding safety and control systems in oil drilling operations. Because the standards are insufficiently known, he says, hidden dangers may or may not be identified depending on who is looking, and some of the remedies applied lack pertinence and feasibility."--Reference and Research Book News, December 2012

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Common Hidden Hazards of the Installation of BOP and Countermeasures

Chapter 2 Common Hidden Hazards of the BOP Control System and Countermeasures

Chapter 3 Common Hidden Hazards of the BOP Manifold and Countermeasures

Chapter 4 Common Hidden Hazards of the Throttling and Well Killing Manifold and Countermeasures

Chapter 5 Common Hidden Hazards of the Drilling Fluid Recovery Pipeline and Countermeasures

Chapter 6 Common Hidden Hazards of the Blowout Pipeline and Countermeasures

Chapter 7 Common Hidden Hazards of the Inner BOP Tools and Countermeasures

Chapter 8 Common Hidden Hazards of the Liquid-gas Separator and Countermeasures

Chapter 9 Common Hidden Hazards of the Vacuum Degasser and Countermeasures

Chapter 10 Common Hidden Hazards of the Fire Proof, Explosion Proof and H2S Proof and Countermeasures

Chapter 11 Other Well Control Hidden Hazards and Countermeasures

Chapter 12 Figure Recognitions of Hidden Hazards