Well control for slim hole wells
Well control for slim hole wells can be split into two areas for both continuous coring and downsized conventional drilling: Kick detection/ shut-in procedures and Well killing.
1 Kick detection and shut-in procedures for slim hole wells 1.1 Need for early kick detection system
Early kick detection enables the volume of influx to be minimised, thus minimising the shut-in pressures at the casing shoe and on surface. As the diameter of a well decreases, the height of a given volume of influx increases; and with it the . . .