Well Control - Flowline Shows
A kick is generally recognised by an instantaneous increase in the rate of mud returns and/or an associated gain in mud volume in the active mud tanks. A flowline show (gas cut or fluid contaminated mud) does not necessarily mean that the well is kicking.
Flowline shows can be:
- drilled shows;
- swabbed shows;
- high pressure - low volume shows.
- gas cut mud
1 Drilled shows
When drilling permeable formation, some of the fluids contained in the pores of the cuttings will . . .