July 10, 2020


Description

  1. Objective - This one-day tutorial is structured to give attendees a broad overview of the fundamentals of preventing and responding to well blowouts.  The topics covered during the class will be useful for production and drilling personnel.
  2. Topics Covered
    1. Introduction
    2. The History of Well Control
    3. Case History – Devil’s Cigarette Lighter
      1. Preventing Blowouts
      2. Blowout Contingency Planning
      3. Kick Tolerance Modeling
      4. Relief Well Contingency Planning
      5. Gas Dispersion Modeling
      6. Well Control Training
    4. Case History – Gas Storage Well Blowout
    5. Responding to Blowouts
      1. Well Control Equipment
      2. Rig/Equipment Removal
      3. Groundwork
      4. Capping and Diverting
      5. Killing the Blowout
    6. Case History – Four Well Pad Blowout
    7. In-person Introduction to Well Control Equipment
  1. Professional Development Hours
    1. Attendees will be awarded with a certificate for 8 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Featured Speakers

Speaker: Bhavesh Ranka
Speaker Bhavesh Ranka
Bhavesh Ranka has more than 12 years of experience in the well control industry. He is involved in all aspects of well control engineering, blowout intervention, and firefighting operations and recovery. He is also involved in all phases of well control engineering, including blowout contingency planning, dynamic well kill design ...

Bhavesh Ranka has more than 12 years of experience in the well control industry. He is involved in all aspects of well control engineering, blowout intervention, and firefighting operations and recovery. He is also involved in all phases of well control engineering, including blowout contingency planning, dynamic well kill design and execution, underground blowouts, rig equipment inspections, drilling plan reviews, gas dispersion modeling, engineering, and field operations. He has been a lead engineer in third-party inspections for compliance with BSEE regulations. Bhavesh possesses regional experience in the majority of the petroleum-producing states in the United States. He has worked on well control and well control engineering projects in Australia, Cameroon, Canada, India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and United Arab Emirates. He also has experience in land and offshore well control events, inland barge blowouts, H2S wells, oil-based mud kicks, and high-pressure wells. He has been a team leader on various well control projects, like blowouts, kick circulation, etc. He has been involved with surface and subsurface well control remedial projects. He has experience with special service projects that include hot tapping, dry ice and cryogenic freeze jobs, and post-event consulting.
Bhavesh graduated from University of Mumbai with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He also has a master’s degree in natural gas engineering from Texas A & M University, Kingsville. Bhavesh is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is IADC WellSharp certified. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.

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Organizer

John "JJ" Jackson

346-268-8521


Date and Time

Fri, July 10, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Pricing

  • SPE Members (Early Bird)
    $175.00
    (ends 07/09/2020)
  • Non SPE Members (Early Bird)
    $200.00
    (ends 07/09/2020)
  • MIT/Student/Retired
    $75.00
    (ends 07/09/2020)

If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Well Control School

16770 Imperial Valley Dr # 290
Houston, Texas 77060