Well Control for Completions and Interventions



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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 worldwide, 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 circulated. 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: pumping and stimulation (including hydraulic fracturing and shale), coiled tubing, wireline, and subsea intervention. To enhance the learning process, bonus material in video format and interactive spreadsheets are included to connect the content with practical examples.

Key Features

  • Provides a training guide focused on well completion and well intervention
  • Includes coverage of subsea and fracturing operations
  • Presents proper well kill procedures
  • Features bonus video material and sample spreadsheets to utilize in real world scenarios
  • Allows readers to quickly get up-to-speed on today’s regulations post-Macondo for well integrity, barrier management, and other critical operation components, including coiled tubing and hydraulic workovers


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