KICK IDENTIFICATION AND WELL SHUT-IN PROCEDURES

Setting flow alarms (Deviation Mud Volume)

  1. Identify the Deviation Mud Volume gauge and its low and high set controls.
  2. Pump mud at 80 SPM and set the flow alarms as follows:
    • Place Trip Tank Select Switch to high position
    • Use the Coarse switch to select number of barrels at which alarm should go off.
    • Use High Adjust switch to set alarm by turning it till the red light comes
      on, then back off slowly till the red light goes off.
    • Place Tank switch to the Low position
    • Use Low Adjust switch and repeat as in (iii).
    • Replace Tank switch to Tank position
    • Use Course switch to zero the gauge.

Mud Volume gauge

Setting Flow Alarms (Return Mud Volume)

    • Use the Level Adjust switch to zero the gauge.
    • Set the High Alarm by turning the High Adjust switch until the
      red light comes on, then back off slowly until the light just goes
      off.
    • Identify the Return Mud Volume gauge and its Low and High Adjust
      controls.
    • Set the low alarm by using the Low Adjust switch and

    repeating as in (ii).

Setting Flow Alarms

Identifying Kick Warning Signs

  1. Watch for increased flow rate on the Return Mud Flow gauge and visual
    alarm.
  2. Watch for influx volume increase on the Deviation Mud Volume gauge
    and visual alarms indicators.
  3. Watch for string weight change and drilling break on the
    Geolograph charts.

Utilizing Shut-in Procedures to Kill Well.

A. When a kick is suspected, conduct a flow check as follows:

  • Shut down pumps.
  • Pull out of hole (POOH)
  • Stop Rotary Table
  • Watch flow alarms. If on, probably a kick.

SOFT SHUT-IN

B. At BOP, open the Choke line.

C. Close the Annular Preventer

D. Observe the SIDPP and SICP and wait till both pressures stabilize.

HARD SHUT-IN

A. Close the Annular Preventer

B. Observe the SIDPP and SICP and wait till both pressures stabilize.

Well Control Computations (Kill Sheet Preparation)drilling fluid management

Below is a pre-recorded data for a specific well configuration. Examine
and study the various parameters carefully.

 

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