TECHNOLOGY Cooperation, logistics critical to well control operation in Irian Jaya jungle

Freddy Gebhardt Wild Well Control Inc. Spring, Tex. Richard Leturno Atlantic Richfield Indonesia Inc. Jakarta Solving a well control problem in remote Irian Jaya, Indonesia, required fast regional and international transportation of both people and equipment. Methods of mobilization included commercial air carrier, cargo charter, helicopter charter, barge, landing craft, and small boat. The sourcing and mobilization of suitable equipment from within the region proved to be a major facet of the operation, as well as managing the human resources of the operator. Concerns of well stability and crew safety also affected logistics. The well is approximately 3 km from the coast and 12...

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