L. William AbelWild Well Control Inc.Spring, Tex. Full control of a blowout well requires a properly designed post-capping kill operation because failures in regaining well control usually occur during the kill operation, not during capping. Capping (the installation of pressure control or diverter equipment on the wellhead) is generally very reliable in gaining control of a blowout well. The following techniques are some of the viable means of killing blowout wells once the capping assemblies are in place: Direct shut in of the flow Bullheading Momentum kill Volumetric control for migration of fluids or lubrication after ...

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