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Corkfather
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They weren't using a CT unit.


All of my experience is onshore so I don't really know how it works out there. I've only seen TCP run through coiled tubing and on highly deviated horizontals so I'm speaking out of school talking about an offshore vertical. I'm just trying to get an idea of what happened.

I run fluids on a CT unit.






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redstick13
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gas well, I'm not worried, what I am worried about is the Obama will use this to shut down something in the gulf, can't wait for the full DOJ investigation that should cost us about 1 billion.


Not my problem anymore. Just one of the reasons I went back to work international.






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redstick13
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this is starting to annoy me. The times when the BOP are actually needed, they fail. WTF


The BOP is your last line of defense. Everything that can go wrong already has at that point. They are tested all the time but there is no guarantee they will hold when the shite starts shooting out the hole. And i don't mean gas. The first thing that typically comes launching out is the string of pipe.






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Corkfather
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The first thing that typically comes launching out is the string of pipe.


Friend of a friend died awhile back snubbing on top of a pulling unit. Damn near a half-mile of casing came out of the hole and almost took out everyone on location. A BOP ain't stopping that shite.






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redstick13
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Friend of a friend died awhile back snubbing on top of a pulling unit. Damn near a half-mile of casing came out of the hole and almost took out everyone on location. A BOP ain't stopping that shite.



Nope. I've only seen it happen once. We had the TIW in and the annular closed on a kick. Well started pushing the pipe out the hole The TIW wedged in one of the derrick girts and the pipe still kept coming out and curled all over the pipe rack like spaghetti. They were eventually able to get the pipe rams shut along with the annular and that held.

After the well was dead they still had all that gas filled pipe all over the rig. To get it off they would freeze it with nitrogen and cut it at the frozen section. The ice would temporarily hold the gas in.

I was on a rig in ST after a perf job and we took a hell of a big kick. The entire choke manifold was covered in ice all the way up to the top of the bleed off line in the derrick. Straight clear LNG was coming out the choke and down the ditch. There weren't many people sleeping that night.






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redstick13
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Did anyone post this video yet?

LINK






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Corkfather
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I hadn't seen that one yet. She was blowin like a champ though.





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Corkfather
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I was on a rig in ST after a perf job and we took a hell of a big kick. The entire choke manifold was covered in ice all the way up to the top of the bleed off line in the derrick. Straight clear LNG was coming out the choke and down the ditch. There weren't many people sleeping that night.


On the drillout?






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redstick13
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On the drillout?



No. During completions.






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Corkfather
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You've done a good bit of work in South TX on the completions end?





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redstick13
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All my completions experience has been offshore in the GOM. I got smart and switched over to the drilling side many years ago.





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Corkfather
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I got smart and switched over to the drilling side many years ago.


Mud?






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redstick13
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DD





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Corkfather
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DD


That's the real money right there. You have a degree or you come up the old school way?

Sorry to ask so many questions, I'm 26 just getting into the oilfield. Started in water transfer a little over a year ago and then went to fluids doing toe-preps and drillouts with a CT unit. I only have 30 or so hours left for my degree and I was contemplating finishing it but its in Poli Sci so it probably wouldn't do much good.






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redstick13
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You have a degree or you come up the old school way?


I have a degree and came up the hard way. Started out as a roustabout offshore. I would recommend trying to break into the drilling side somehow if you can.






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Corkfather
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I got "offers" from Savanna and CanElson but the money just wasn't right compared to what I'm making now. I actually just took a new job (still doing completion fluids) in STX.

I think if the TMS pops off, which it will, I'll try getting on the drilling side and be closer to home.

Thanks for your help boss. It's good to know you can still come up the hard way with all these guys and their PE degrees.






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NP. My degree got my foot in doors. My experience is what serves me best on the job.





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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


The Soviets stopping a well blowout with a nuclear explosion - like bosses





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quote: Remarks: BOP Control System Approved 11/24/10


Where did u find that information?






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The entire choke manifold was covered in ice all the way up to the top of the bleed off line in the derrick. Straight clear LNG was coming out the choke and down the ditch






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