Knowledge Base

The Management of Hazards during Pinned to Seabed Operations

by Paul Nardone, Graham Fraser, & Rita Painter.

This article presents a review of the current industry approach to the perception of risk and the managment of the hazards on a floating rig or vessel connected at the seabed. The range of possible consequences covers everything from minor operational delay to catastrophic failure of the workstring. This article includes two first-hand accounts of events that resulted in severe damage to the rig structure and also incorporates feedback from a survey of subject matter specialists to gauge a wider understanding of industry incidents and perception of risk.

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An Approach to Safety in the Design of Surface Well Test Facilities

by Paul Nardone

You’re about to perforate a well and flow hydrocarbons to surface for the first time. Have you thought of everything? Has planning been adequate? The answer to these questions should be an emphatic yes; otherwise risk is not being managed. The objective of this series of articles is to describe a methodology for developing the safety design aspects of a well test; to answer the questions above confidently in the affirmative.

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Responsibility of a MODU during Well Test Planning

As the MODU is ultimately responsible for safe practise - who represents it during Well Test Planning?

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Well Test Interpretation

Well Test Interpretation, leading to field optimisation ... we have many techniques to get you the best possible results

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DST String Operability

by Paul Nardone

With renewed industry focus on process safety in recent years it is appropriate that those of us involved with well tests re-examine the management of process safety within our own discipline to see where we can raise the bar.

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