What is Tertiary Well Control?

Can you imagine if primary and secondary well control are failed? Well is flowing all the time so how can we deal with this situation? For this situation, you must use Tertiary Well Control.

Tertiary Well Control is specific method used to control well in case of failure of primary and secondary well control. These following examples are tertiary well control:

    • Drill relief wells to hit adjacent well that is flowing and kill the well with heavy mud.

BP Macondo Well – Relief Wells

    • Dynamic kill by rapidly pumping of heavy mud to control well with Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD)
    • Pump barite or gunk to plug wellbore to stop flowing
    • Pump cement to plug wellbore

References

Coleman, S. (2018). Well Control Quiz Online. [online] Well Control Quiz Online – Test Your Well Control Knowledge for Free. Available at: http://wellcontrolquiz.com/ [Accessed 2 Aug. 2018].

Cormack, D. (2007). An introduction to well control calculations for drilling operations. 1st ed. Texas: Springer.

Crumpton, H. (2010). Well Control for Completions and Interventions. 1st ed. Texas: Gulf Publishing.

Grace, R. (2003). Blowout and well control handbook [recurso electrónico]. 1st ed. Paises Bajos: Gulf Professional Pub.

Grace, R. and Cudd, B. (1994). Advanced blowout & well control. 1st ed. Houston: Gulf Publishing Company.

Watson, D., Brittenham, T. and Moore, P. (2003). Advanced well control. 1st ed. Richardson, Tex.: Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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6 Responses to What is Tertiary Well Control?

  1. Mustafa says:

    Thank you very much for useful informations

  2. Mustafa says:

    Please I need Bottom Up calculations

    Thank you

  3. mahmood says:

    Thank you very much for useful information.
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  4. Karthik says:

    Can you explain how will you carry out above procedures described as tertiary well control when the secondary (BOP) has failed??

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