Stuart Wright Reviews Well Control Incidents for Offshore Field in Asia

August 5, 2019


Stuart Wright has recently completed a review of a series of well control incidents that occurred in an offshore field in Asia.




In the process of drilling several wells in an offshore field, the client encountered several kick incidents that occurred within the same formation.


Scope of Work


Stuart Wright was invited by the client to review their in-house investigation reports and all relevant source data which recorded the incidents at the time. The main objective was for Stuart Wright to assist the client in handling these incidents in the future.


Project Deliverables


To achieve the client's main objective, Stuart Wright delivered the following:


1. Commentary on the client's in-house investigation reports

2. An independent opinion on the root causes of the well control incidents

3. Recommendations on how to handle future events

4. A review of the well control responses taken by the client's drilling team


Stuart Wright Well Review Experience


Stuart Wright has performed investigations and provided solutions for Operators and Regulators worldwide on various wells' related issues and challenges.


To date, Stuart Wright has reviewed and provided solutions on wells that have issues with:


  • Well control incidents

  • Well integrity issues

  • Casing failure

  • Drill string failure


Our recent well review projects include the following:


  • 2019: Review of well control incidents, Asia

  • 2018: Loss of well barrier investigation and assessment of risks for restoration of well, Papua New Guinea

  • 2018: Well integrity peer review on well with well integrity issues, Vietnam

  • 2017: Desktop review of well control incident and well survey of workover plan, Indonesia


If you would like to find out more about how Stuart Wright can support your operations by performing well reviews and recommending solutions, please contact us at

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