The shut in procedure must be developed and practiced for every rig activity such as:
• Shut in while drilling
• Shut in while tripping
• Shut in while running casing, tubing, completion, etc.
• Shut in while performing workover operation
• Shut in while logging
• Shut in while performing drill stem test
What is the main reason why we need to have the shut in procedure and frequently practice it?
After we publish this article “Hard Shut-In Procedure while Drilling with a Subsea BOP Stack”, there are some people asking us about what about the shut-in procedure while tripping with a subsea stack. So today we will focus on this topic.
For the shutting in procedure with subsea stack, there are 3 steps which are stab valve, space out, and shut in and the details for the procedure are below.
1st step: stab valve
Stab the full opening safety valve into the string and then make it up to the drillstring. Close the valve.
Nowadays, deepwater drilling is one of the important parts of drilling in the world and there are a lot of ongoing deepwater operations. Our team will start focus on subsea well control and this topic is about hard shut in procedure while drilling with a subsea stack. This is quite similar to surface stack but it is quite tricky how you space out the well properly because the BOP is way down below approximately thousand feet from sea surface.
There are 3 steps which are space out, shut down and shut in and the details for the procedure are below.