Well Control for Completions and Interventions

Well Control for Completions and Interventions

1st Edition - April 4, 2018

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  • Author: Howard Crumpton
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022870
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081001967

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Well Control for Completions and Interventions explores the standards that ensure safe and efficient production flow, well integrity and well control for oil rigs, focusing on the post-Macondo environment where tighter regulations and new standards are in place worldwide. Too many training facilities currently focus only on the drilling side of the well’s cycle when teaching well control, hence the need for this informative guide on the topic. This long-awaited manual for engineers and managers involved in the well completion and intervention side of a well’s life covers the fundamentals of design, equipment and completion fluids. In addition, the book covers more important and distinguishing components, such as well barriers and integrity envelopes, well kill methods specific to well completion, and other forms of operations that involve completion, like pumping and stimulation (including hydraulic fracturing and shale), coiled tubing, wireline, and subsea intervention.

Key Features

  • Provides a training guide focused on well completion and intervention
  • Includes coverage of subsea and fracturing operations
  • Presents proper well kill procedures
  • Allows readers to quickly get up-to-speed on today’s regulations post-Macondo for well integrity, barrier management and other critical operation components


Well Intervention Engineers, Well Site Supervisors, Intervention Operation Supervisors, Completion Engineers and Managers, Well Designers, Petroleum Engineers, Rig Managers, Environmental Engineers, Production Advisors, Well Control Advisors, Oil and Gas Consultants, Graduate level Petroleum Engineering Students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Well Construction and Completion Design
    3. Completion Equipment
    4. Well Control Surface Equipment
    5. Fluids
    6. Well Control Barriers and Integrity Envelopes
    7. Kick Detection and Well Kill Methods During Workover and Completion Operations
    8. Pumping and Stimulation
    9. Wireline
    10. Coiled Tubing
    11. Hydraulic Workover
    12. Well Testing
    13. Subsea Equipment
    14. Well Testing Subsea Completions and Interventions
    15. Well Testing Subsea Intervention Vessel (Riserless) Operations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 826
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2018
  • Published: April 4, 2018
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022870
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081001967

About the Author

Howard Crumpton

Howard Crumpton is a Well Completions and Interventions Engineer with over 35 years of experience in worldwide completion and intervention operations from land, offshore, and subsea. He is also an experienced oil and gas trainer, teaching more than 100 completion, intervention, and well control courses around the world for major companies such as BP, Shell, and Total. He authored Shell's internal well control manual that is still in use today. Prior to that, he has assisted and designed a number of completion, production, and extended reach wells for many companies including BP, TRACS, Integrated Well Services, Thistle Well Services, Camco Service International and Otis Pressure Control.

Affiliations and Expertise

Well Completion and Intervention Consultant, Point Five (Well Services), Ltd

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  • John R. Thu May 28 2020

    Highly Recommended

    As a Well Control Instructor for the past 18 years and as a rig hand, Driller , Tool Pusher, and Company-man this has been one of the best reference books I have ever seen. For a long time Well Control for Workover, Completions and Interventions was nothing more than Drilling Well Control "Worked Over". This addresses the complex array of situations that are faces in the field in a language directed at this side of the operations. I have recommended this book to everyone and will continue to do so. This is a must have resource.

  • LesleyParkinson Mon Jun 11 2018

    Well Control for Completions and

    Well Control for Completions and Interventions