Root Cause Analyses

Root cause analysis (RCA) is a method of problem solving used for identifying the root cause(s) of a problem or event. A complex problem can have multiple root causes. Identification and removal of the root cause(s) prevents reoccurrence of the event. The objective of an RCA is to identify:
Blade has the experience and expertise to conduct RCAs for complex problems or events. A multi-discipline approach has been used and is necessary to determining the root causes of downhole well failures, including metallurgical and corrosion testing and analysis, fluids chemistry, well and reservoir engineering, and geology.

A summary of Blade’s RCA case histories include: