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Offshore Blowouts: Causes and Control

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Title: Offshore Blowouts: Causes and Control
Author: Per Holland, Ph.D.
ISBN: 0884155145 / 9780884155140
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 176
Publisher: GULF
Year: 1997
Availability: Out of Stock
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Discover why more than 100 offshore well operations erupted into destructive blowouts-and learn how to prevent them. This book, based on the SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database, helps you avoid the explains the blowouts that occurred from 1980 to 1994 in the U.S. Gulf Mexico and the North Sea.
You will learn which operations (drilling, completion, production, workover, wireline) were in progress at the onset of 124 different blowouts. This book also reveals the causes for the loss of the primary and secondary barriers and outlines the fatal accident rates.
For preparing risk analyses, this reference supplies the important parameters you need:
Flow Type
Release point
Ignition time
Fatal accident rate
Complete references and a glossary make this volume a necessary tool for petroleum engineers and drilling, production, and workover personnel.

Introduction. Blowouts and Fatal Accident Rates. Blowout Barriers and Analyses. SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database. Overview of Blowout Data. Drilling Blowouts. Completion Blowouts. Workover Blowouts. Production Blowouts. Wireline Blowouts. U.S. Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf vs. North Sea Blowout Frequencies. Glossary. References.

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