Bladestone draws on the practical and engineering experience of 35 years of successful drilling supervision and project management (USA / Africa / MiddleEast / Asia / Mediterranean / Pakistan / SE Asia) worldwide offshore (Jack-ups / Drillships / Semis / DP Drillships). Successful project clientele include Amoco, Conoco, Hispanoil, Eniepsa, Campsa, Montedison, British Petroleum, Government of Greece, Pertamina, Amerada Hess, EnCana, Ultra Petroleum, United States Geological Survey, Global Marine, Exxon, Reserve Oil, Texas Pacific, Quintana, NNPC, and Danish Oil and Gas. We have taken large independents with no international experience and designed the wells, coordinated the material logistics, set up the foreign offices, drilled, tested, and evaluated the wells, and helped with the design of the production platforms. We supervise land drilling rigs, helicopter rigs into remote locations, jack-ups, drillships, DP drillships, semi-submersibles, completion units, snubbing units (stand alone and tandem), coiled tubing units, workover rigs, and well control operations. Bladestone has helped develop industry directional drilling operations, casing drilling techniques, parasite drilling techniques, pressure control systems, low enthalpy geothermal development, drilling long salt sections, and testing procedures. Bladestone has negotiated oil lifting contracts with members of OPEC and successfully lifted crude into the world market.
Pressure Control Systems
Bladestone uses practical applied methods proven in industry to prepare the rigs and crews to handle well control pressure issues. This training is followed by repetitive, periodic, objective, and unbiased maintenance testing. Dramatic improvements are seen very quickly reducing the anxiety and increasing the confidence and abilities of the crews to safely shut in pressure events.
Bladestone is the only company accredited by either API or IADC to certify engineers, supervisors, toolpushers, drillers, and rig crew members in "Field Pressure Control Systems". Bladestone is also a member of ANSI, SPE, AADE and is active in a number of the API and IADC committees on Well Control, UBO-MPD, Competency, and Training. Recent rig crew certifications resulted in numerous potentially dangerous gas kicks being handled by rig crews without issues and supervisor feedback referenced the large increase in confidence and competency which allowed the wells to be safely shut-in and killed.
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