IDENTIFYING CRATER POTENTIAL IMPROVES SHALLOW GAS KICK CONTROL

Luiz Alberto Rocha Louisiana State University/Petrobras Baton Rouge Adam T. Bourgoyne Louisiana State University Baton Rouge An understanding of sea floor crater mechanisms can help drillers determine whether to divert or shut in a shallow gas kick. Proper well planning that considers potential shallow gas sources can eliminate some of the more common failure situations with both diverting and shutting in of a well.

Dec 27th, 1993
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