Shut in the well and get pressure data (driller’s method)

As per previous topic, driller’s method well control, it stated about overall of driller method and this post will show the detailed of driller’s method and describe in term of operation stand point as well. I separates all detailed-step of driller method into several blog post because I want to add a lot of details for each topic so you will clearly understand about driller method and you also can apply with your real life operation.

Today I will start with the first one is to shut in well and obtain pressure information

1. Shut in the well and get pressure data

After the well is shut-in with proper shut in procedures (read more about shut in procedures), personnel must take few minutes until the shut-in pressure to stabilize. Both the drill pipe and the casing gauge will dictate if the well stabilizes. While waiting for the well to stabilize, crew can have a chance to check everything is ready for killing operation as well.

After the well stabilizes, you will know how much shut in casing pressure (SICP) and shut in drillpipe pressure (SIDPP). However, if your BHA has a float inside, you will not see the SIDPP yet hence you must bump the float in order to get the SIDPP.

You may need to review the float bumping procedure to obtain shut-in drill pipe pressure.

After passing these steps above, you get the SIDPP and SICP.

Reference book: Well Control Books

Related Post

Floating Offshore Structures – Offshore Structure ... There are many oil and gas discoveries which are out of reach of fixed structures for one reason or another. They may be in extremely deep water, or t...
What Threatens the Future of the Oil and Gas Indus... In the future the oil and gas industry faces numerous challenges. There’s have been some large spills and more environmental concerns in the oil and g...
Review Well Control Method Presentation by Wild We... Wild Well Control is one of the best well control specialist companies in the world. The company not only provide well control and engineering service...
Driller’s Method Quiz No. 1 In order to get more understanding about driller's method, there are some quizzes that will help you get clear picture of it. 1st example - Befo...
Share the joy
Tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

About DrillingFormulas.Com

Working in the oil field and loving to share knowledge.

One Response to Shut in the well and get pressure data (driller’s method)

  1. While I should be working on our own engineering issues, I stumbled onto this site. With BP’s recent troubles in the Gulf, a blog like this helps give a nice introduction to a different field.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.