Wild Well Control has the firefighting and emergency response expertise to respond to oil and gas or marine incidents worldwide.
Firefighting & First Responder
Wild Well Control has the firefighting and emergency response expertise to respond to oil and gas or marine incidents worldwide. When an incident occurs, a Wild Well Control First Responder will make initial contact with the client, assess the situation and then develop an action plan. The action plan will include the resources and equipment needs for the incident. The action plan will be reviewed with the client, and once approved, will be activated.
A well control event is any level of incident where the integrity of he wellbore or operations (drilling/workover/remedial) is in jeopardy. The event could be a pressure control situation or as catastrophic as a blowout with or without fire.
Wild Well Control has capped hundreds of wells on land, in inland waters and offshore. In addition to conventional capping operations, Wild Well Control has performed the following specialized capping operations.
- Capping while burning (view Capping a Blowout Well)
- Capping with hydraulic Athey wagon
- Capping H2S wells
- Emergency wellhead installation and capping
- Slip ram BOP stack capping
- Cofferdam installation and capping below water level for inland barge location
- Utilize Coiled Tubing to re-enter wellbore of flowing/burning well and set packer.
- Stripping of wellhead assembly off live well
Our understanding of both surface and downhole conditions enables our team to work closely with operators to solve complex well control problems, develop operational design parameters and troubleshoot drilling and production issues.
Wild Well Control has helped Clients to resolve subsea blowouts and well control problems through direct intervention in water depths up to 6000'. Some of these projects include:
- Blowout through broach at the seafloor in 1700' water depth
- Blowout through broach at the seafloor in 5400' water depth
- Direct intervention planning for blowout in 5500' water depth
- Subsea blowout in 2000' water depth
- Subsea well kill with use of additional BOP stack in 600' water depth
- Direct intervention and well kill in 6000' water depth after riser failure
- Direct intervention into wells laying on the seafloor with coiled tubing in 100' water depth
- Direct intervention into subsea BOP with special high pressure riser and snubbing unit