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An Ounce of Prevention: Maintaining Well
Control Barriers Under Any Condition

31 August–5 September 2014 Cannes, France


Understanding pressure and pressure relationships is the key to safe well control. Yet, to date, the primary focus of well control has centred on recovery rather than prevention. Incidents related to loss of well control largely occur when the primary barrier, hydrostatic pressure from the drilling fluid, fails to prevent an influx; thus requiring the secondary barrier, closing of the BOPs, to engage in order stop the breach from becoming a full-blown, well control incident.

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