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B. Flow rate increase: An increase in the flow
rate leaving the well while pumping at a
constant rate is one of the primary kick
C. Pit volume increase: If the volume of fluid
in the pits is not changed as a result of
surface controlled actions, then an increase in
pit volume indicates that a kick is occurring.
64 Copyright(c) 2005 by Ali Ghalambor & Boyun Guo 32 D. Flowing well with pumps off: When the
pumps are not moving the mud, then a
continued flow from the well indicates that a
kick is in progress.
E. Pump pressure decease and pump stroke
increase: A pump pressure change may indicate
F. Improper hole fillup on trips: If the hole does
not require the calculated volume of mud to
bring the mud level back to the surface, then it
is assumed that a kick fluid has entered the hole
and assumed the space of the drill string.
65 G. String weight change: The drilling
fluid in the hole provides a buoyant
effect to the drill string and effectively
reduces the actual pipe weight that
must be supported...
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