2. Gas Behavior and Hydrostatics - PETE 625 Well Control...

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PETE 625 Well Control Lesson 2 Gas Behavior and Hydrostatics
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Contents Why Study Well Control? Ideal Gases Real Gases Pseudo-Critical Temp. and Press. Gas Compressibility Problems
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Assignments Homework #1: Ch 1, Problems 1.1-1.10 due Homework #2: Ch 1, Problems 1.11-1.21 Read: All of Chapter 1
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5 Why study well control? Well control fundamentals are quite well known and understood Individuals involved in drilling operations have, in general, received well control training
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6 Why study well control? Yet, well control problems, and blowouts occur with casualties with environmental damage at high cost (often in $millions/occurrence)
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7 Why study well control? Most blowouts result from human failure Perhaps advanced well control training and education can further improve the statistics
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8 Why study well control? At times unconventional well control procedures are necessary in order to avoid blowouts We can all learn from the mistakes made in the past to help avoid problems in the future
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9 Why study well control? Well owners, oil field workers, and regulatory authorities are becoming increasingly intolerant of human error relative to well operations
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10 Why study well control? The way to prevent failures: proper training responsible engineering and planning adequate equipment prudently executed operations
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11 Why study well control? Advanced well control can offer the largest impact in the following areas: proper engineering design of wells, such as proper casing setting depths and proper materials operational planning, and the execution of the drilling process
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12 Why study well control? Costs may be higher in the short term, but future profits will not be spent cleaning up and litigating past mistakes
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13 Why study well control? Influx into wellbore may be gas, oil, and/or water All well control methods: maintain a constant BHP consider the behavior of gas under changing wellbore conditions are designed to move gas up a wellbore to the surface – whenever possible must allow gas, if present, to expand
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14 Why study well control? Different well control methods may
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course PETROLEUM 625 taught by Professor Dr.jeromej.schubert during the Fall '11 term at Texas A&M University-Galveston.

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2. Gas Behavior and Hydrostatics - PETE 625 Well Control...

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