Well Control - High Pressure Wells
Kick control when drilling high pressure wells (philosophy, drilling procedure and well control equipment)
1 Well control philosophy
The BOP and surface system, including the drillstring, should be pressure rated (and tested, except for the drillstring) to safely withstand pressure conditions created by a full gas column originating from the highest pressure zone exposed in the open hole. This means that it is always possible to safely contain the well at surface.
If equipment difficulties should arise at any stage of the kill operation, pumping should be stopped and the . . .