IWCF Drilling Calculation Part 1 – 3 Review

International Well Control Forum (IWCF) has provided useful learning material, which is IWCF Drilling Calculation Part 1 – 3, to drilling people. We will review all of them and see the content inside. Additionally, these ebooks are available to download from IWCF website. Thanks for their contribution to drilling industry.

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Well Control

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Basic Calculation Related to Well Control

Adjusted maximum allowable shut-in casing pressure
Brine weight with temperature correction
Calculate Annular Capacity
Calculate Annular Pressure Loss
Calculate Equivalent Circulation Density (ECD) with complex engineering equations
Calculate Influx Height
Calculate inner capacity of open hole/inside cylindrical objects
Calculate Pressure Gradient and Convert Pressure Gradient
Calculate Specific Gravity (SG) in oilfield unit
Convert Pressure into Equivalent Mud Weight
Convert specific gravity to mud weight (ppg and lb/ft3) and pressure gradient (psi/ft)
Corrected D Exponent Calculation
D Exponent Calculation
Determine height of light weight spot pill to balance formation pressure
Determine the actual gas migration rate
Drill pipe pulled to lose hydrostatic pressure
Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD) in ppg
Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD) Using Yield Point for MW less than 13 ppg
Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD) Using Yield Point for MW More than 13 ppg
Estimate gas migration rate in a shut in well
Estimate Type of Influx (kick)
Formation Integrity Test (FIT) Procedure and Calculation
Formation Pressure from Kick Analysis
How does the 0.052 constant come from?
Hydraulic Horse Power (HPP) Calculation
Hydrostatic Pressure (HP) Decrease When POOH
Hydrostatic Pressure Calculation
Hydrostatic Pressure Loss Due to Gas Cut Mud
Kick Tolerance Calculation
Kill Weight Mud
Leak Off Test (Procedures and Calcuation)
Loss of Hydrostatic Pressure due to Lost Return
Maximum pit gain from gas kick in water based mud
Maximum Surface Pressure from Gas Influx in Water Based Mud
Pipe Displacement Calculation
Pump Output Calculation for Duplex Pump and Triplex Pump
Pump pressure and pump stroke relationship
Temperature Conversion Formulas
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Kill The Blow Out Well Using Nuclear Bomb

We’ve found this vidoe on Youtube and this is one of the most interesting stories of well control. This is about how to kill the blow out well using a nuclear bomb. We are not sure when it was happened but from what you can see, this was quite long time ago when directional technology was not good enough to successfully drill a relief well. Please see the video below and we already added the footage transcript for further learning.

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Well Control and Blow Out !!!

Many people ask us every time about well control but many of them understand that well control is when the rigs are burn. This is not the right concept.

Well Control is a situation when hydrostatic pressure in a wellbore is less than formation pressure therefore reservoir fluid will come into a well. If a well control situation is not taking care of properly, it will result in blow like you can see in the VDO below.

The short VDO, only 1 minute and 34 seconds, clearly show that what will be happening if the well cannot be control.

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