Well Control - Recognizing a kick and action to be taken
Recognising a kick and need for immediate action.A kick occurs when the hydrostatic pressure of the mud column in the well is less than the pore pressure of a producing formation.Drilling breaks and gas, salt water, or oil contaminated mud at the flowline are potential signals. A kick however indicate that formation fluid is entering the well bore. The volume of the kick depend upon: the degree of underbalance, the formation permeability and the length of time the formation is allowed to remain underbalanced.
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