July 18, 2017
A team from Exponent including Zach Owens, Brian Smyth, Nicoli Ames, John Pye, and Brun Hilbert had an article entitled "Casing-integrated, surface-activated well control tool supplements BOP in uncontrolled blowout scenarios" published in the July/August issue of Drilling Contractor Magazine.
The article is based on work the team did to support Royal Dutch Shell in developing tools to enhance drilling safety. The tool featured in the article is intended to be an integral part of the casing string and to supplement the blowout preventer in arresting the influx of hydrocarbons into a well during drilling operations.
Click here to read the article.