The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) Well Control Incident lesson sharing system was established as a means of notifying fellow IOGP members and the wider community of the lessons learned from well control incidents and near misses. The sharing of these lessons will help to promote learning and avoid the repetition of similar errors. The result will move the industry to a higher level of well control safety. IOGP is grateful for all contributions and the continued support of the Well Control Incident Database reporting system.
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New technologies (e.g. MPD) & Human Factors vs. well control basics
Gas Release During Abandonment Operations
Wrong practices for influx detection while manipulating fluids at the surface
Intermittent gas release observed around tool catcher/grease injection head during E-line operations. Gas release was noted as a near miss well control event.
BOP Test Assembly Ejected from Well
Lubricate and bleed influx behind cemented casing
Unexpected failure of the Rotating Control Device bearing rubber during a Managed Pressure Drilling operation caused a loss of well control event
Kick taken while drilling in the production hole section resulting in well control incident.
Influx following failure of reservoir isolation device
Gas breakout from mud returns migrates to ignition source
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