Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) Advanced Well Control Joint Industry Project
This technology provides a method to potentially reduce the environmental impact of a source control incident when capping stacks cannot be deployed. Applicability includes situations when capping stack deployment operations are compromised, e.g., wellhead damage, excessive connection point debris, environmental challenges. The polymer plug well control concept can be used to stop the uncontrolled flow of hydrocarbons to the environment after a loss of well control (LOWC) incident. It could be used as an alternative to capping stacks.