Hazardous situations due to well control problems are not uncommon in exploration and production activity. Timely actions are of relevance when well conditions are time sensitive and in the presence of deteriorating situations.

In addition, precarious well conditions prevent you from taking wrong steps.

Small diameter packers and bridge plugs are often considered too weak to withstand particular environments, where pressure, temperature and mechanical stresses are present.

This paper discusses details of some utilization of inflatable bridge plugs and solid body bridge plugs, run with different techniques under limit conditions to overcome severe emergency well situations.

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