Rig Time Reduction During Kick Handling Operation in Exploration Well X by Applying Drillers Method
- 10.2991/aer.k.210810.014How to use a DOI?
- Kick, Well Control, Drillers Method, Engineers Method, Blowout
This journal will describe how the kick handling time is reduced from the actual condition by applying Drillers The method in Well X. This well is an exploration well with the main objective at the 9,000 ft range of depth in Kujung Formation, which has been identified as a gas hydrocarbon reservoir zone. Before reaching the total depth, the drilling operation involves four kick occurrences. This Kick happened for the last time at the depth of 8,525 ft and it needed two times kill mud circulation to handle the kick. Furthermore, the time needed to control the kick was 13.5 hours by applying the Engineers Method. Moreover, even the well control operation was successfully done, Engineers Method may cause some serious problems since this method allows gas migration to the surface without expansion when the kill mud preparation needs a longer time. Thus, this method is evaluated with the Drillers Method as the comparison, resulting in the recommendation of a well control method for Exploration Well X by considering the kick handling time, produced pressure, operational complexity, and hole problem aspect. Then the recommended well control method is simulated with Landmark software to predict the produced pressure during the well control operation in Exploration Well X. Through this recommendation, kick handling time in Exploration Well X is reduced to be 4.3 hours only with 69,493.39 USD of cost-saving.
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TY - CONF AU - Bambang Yudho Suranta AU - Akhmad Sofyan AU - Didin Chaerudin Irwansyah PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/11 TI - Rig Time Reduction During Kick Handling Operation in Exploration Well X by Applying Drillers Method BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Science and Technology (BIS-STE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 83 EP - 92 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.210810.014 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.210810.014 ID - Suranta2021 ER -