Well Control – Flowline Shows

Well Control - Flowline Shows

A kick is generally recognised by an instantaneous increase in the rate of mud returns and/or an associated gain in mud volume in the active mud tanks. A flowline show (gas cut or fluid contaminated mud) does not necessarily mean that the well is kicking.

Flowline shows can be:

  • drilled shows;
  • swabbed shows;
  • high pressure - low volume shows.
  • gas cut mud

1 Drilled shows

When drilling permeable formation, some of the fluids contained in the pores of the cuttings will . . .

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