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Kick Control worksheet, release 1a, issued 20 Oct 08. Audit version.
Sponsored and approved by Aberdeen Drilling Schools – the home of well control training
Pre-kick input – well information
Pre-kick input – string and mud data
4.5″ 9.5 ppf4.5″ 10.5 ppf4.5″ 11.6 ppf4.5″ 13.5 ppf4.5″ 15.1 ppf5″ 11.5 ppf5″ 13 ppf5″ 15 ppf5″ 18 ppf5″ 21.4 ppf5″ 23.2 ppf5″ 24.1 ppf5.5″ 14 ppf5.5″ 15.5 ppf5.5″ 17 ppf5.5″ 20 ppf5.5″ 23 ppf5.5″ 26.8 ppf5.5″ 29.7 ppf5.5″ 32.6 ppf5.5″ 35.3 ppf5.5″ 38 ppf5.5″ 40.5 ppf5.5″ 43.1 ppf6.625″ 20 ppf6.625″ 24 ppf6.625″ 28 ppf6.625″ 32 ppf7″ 17 ppf7″ 20 ppf7″ 23 ppf7″ 26 ppf7″ 29 ppf7″ 32 ppf7″ 35 ppf7″ 38 ppf7″ 42.7 ppf7″ 46.4 ppf7″ 50.1 ppf7″ 53.6 ppf7″ 57.1 ppf7.625″ 24 ppf7.625″ 26.4 ppf7.625″ 29.7 ppf7.625″ 33.7 ppf7.625″ 39 ppf7.625″ 42.8 ppf7.625″ 45.3 ppf7.625″ 47.1 ppf7.625″ 51.2 ppf7.625″ 55.3 ppf7.75″ 46.1 ppf8.625″ 24 ppf8.625″ 28 ppf8.625″ 32 ppf8.625″ 36 ppf8.625″ 40 ppf8.625″ 49 ppf9.625″ 32 ppf9.625″ 36 ppf9.625″ 40 ppf9.625″ 43.5 ppf9.625″ 47 ppf9.625″ 53.5 ppf9.625″ 58.4 ppf9.625″ 59.4 ppf9.625″ 64.9 ppf9.625″ 70.3 ppf9.625″ 75.6 ppf10.75″ 32.75 ppf10.75″ 40.5 ppf10.75″ 45.5 ppf10.75″ 51 ppf10.75″ 55.5 ppf10.75″ 60.7 ppf10.75″ 65.7 ppf10.75″ 73.2 ppf10.75″ 79.2 ppf10.75″ 85.3 ppf11.75″ 42 ppf11.75″ 47 ppf11.75″ 54 ppf11.75″ 60 ppf11.75″ 65 ppf11.75″ 71 ppf13.375″ 48 ppf13.375″ 54.5 ppf13.375″ 61 ppf13.375″ 68 ppf13.375″ 72 ppf16″ 65 ppf16″ 75 ppf16″ 84 ppf16″ 109 ppf18.625″ 87.5 ppf20″ 94 ppf20″ 106.5 ppf20″ 133 ppf8.625″ 44 ppf
Select the casing in use
Drillpipe OD and ID
Casing shoe TVD
Casing shoe MD
psi/ftSG or kg/lppglb/ft3ppbkPa/m
Casing shoe strength gradient
DC OD and ID
Pump output per stroke
SCR strokes/min and pressure
psi/ftSG or kg/lppglb/ft3ppbkPa/m
Drilling fluid density
Click here when any values are modified to update the result.
Bottom hole pressure after closing the BOP
New mud gradient to balance bottom hole pressure
Mud weight equivalent of the gradient
Length of drillpipe in the hole
Surface to bit volume (drillstring volume)
and the number of strokes and time for the Surface to bit (kill Phase 1) volume.
Open hole length
Calculate the annular volume between open hole and drill collars.
Calculate the annular volume between open hole and drill pipe.
Calculate the annular volume between casing and drill collars.
Calculate the annular volume between casing and drill pipe.
Calculate the bit to shoe open hole annular volume
Calculate the shoe to choke annular volume
End of Phase 2 comes after pumping heavy mud down the drillstring and up to the casing shoe. The open hole is now full of heavy mud.
Strokes and time for Phase 2;
End of Phase 3 volume. This is completed after puming the annulus volume (“bottoms up”). The influx is all out and all that remains is to displace out the light mud that was originally in the drillstring at the start of the well kill.
Strokes and time for Phase 3;
End of final phase; complete the circulation.
Strokes and time for Phase 4;
Calculate the initial and final circulating pressures
Calculate the pressure drop per stroke
Calculate the number of strokes at 10% intervals during Phase 1.
Calculate the pressure for the number of strokes without units
Bottom hole pressure
Kill mud gradient
Kill mud weight
Initial circulating pressure
Final circulating pressure
Phase 1, surface to bit
Phase 2, bit to shoe
Phase 3, ends after “bottoms up”
Phase 4, complete circulation
Phase 1 table and graph; oilfield units
Phase 1 table and graph; metric units
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Aberdeen Drilling Schools. Well Control for the Rig-Site Drilling Team.
Version 1 of this worksheet was released on 3 October 2008 by Steve Devereux.