Well Control Engineering

Dynamic Kill Analysis

Well Control Engineering

Dynamic Kill Analysis

Dynamic kill analysis offers a dynamic simulation of blowouts as well as operating parameters for the necessary kill process. It involves the latest technology in transient multiphase simulation and provides the following unique features: blowout rate, kill rate, wellbore pressure profiles, volumes, fluid density, hydraulic horsepower, and other dynamic kill parameters needed to restore control. Operational parameters, such as pump rate and fluid density, can be changed in response to developing well conditions, just as in an actual kill operation. Wellbore responses to such changes are visualized immediately in the live graphics.

Dynamic Kill Analysis

The software is generally used to determine the following parameters:

  • Required kill fluid density
  • The volume of kill fluids required to execute a kill operation
    • Storage capacity for the kill
    • Excess kill fluid volume required
    • Management requirements of the kill fluids on site
  • Required pump rate for the kill
    • Hydraulic horsepower requirements
    • Number of pumping units and contingency requirements
    • Surface line configuration for fluid delivery
  • Predicted surface pressures
  • Wellbore pressure generated at the last casing shoe during the kill
  • Depth of injection required for the kill
  • The time required to facilitate the kill
  • Sensitivity analysis to the associated kill parameters

The dynamic kill modeling can be related to a relief well environment, or to a concentric kill through the wellbore where the active flow is ongoing. Wild Well Control’s engineering staff is well versed in modeling and the onsite execution of a dynamic kill in any environment. Contact our staff for further information, or to discuss any aspects of a potential dynamic kill, or the associated modeling.