Equipment Failures

Case Histories – Equipment Failures

  • We testified on the cause of a blowout preventer (BOP) stack element failure during Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD), causing extensive property damage and injuries.
  • We testified on a blowout and destruction of an oil well, including clarifying drilling fluids, drillstring depth, downhole equipment, and illustrating the destructive elements that caused the fire.
  • Our team demonstrated that extensive surface damage and downhole damage to a well was caused by equipment failure, not improper operation.
  • We reviewed an HIS coupling failure and performed torque and drag analysis to show the root cause of the failure.
  • We analyzed a tubing part and demonstrated operational error had actually caused the loss of the well.
  • We showed a section of the bottom hole assembly (drilling jars) failed and caused profit loss for the turnkey contractor.
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