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Unformatted text preview: at the surface. 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 indicators. 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 a kick. 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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