Diagnostic Testing

Tests or techniques performed to evaluate the existence of annular casing pressure, and in some cases, to attempt to determine the source of the annular casing pressure. Included are bleed-down/build-up tests, evaluation of fluids and volumes from bleed-down tests, evaluation of real-time accessible pressure data, production logs, operational observations, etc.

Source: API RP 90, Annular Casing Pressure Management for Offshore Wells, Upstream Segment. First Edition, August 2006. Global Standards


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