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Title: Kick detection systems and methods

Abstract

An apparatus for detecting potential kicks in a well is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a drill string positioned in a well, a mud circulation system coupled to supply drilling mud to the drill string, and a mud analyzer. The mud analyzer includes a sensor that is positioned along a drilling mud return path closer to a wellhead assembly installed at the well than to a mud tank of the mud circulation system, and the mud analyzer enables identification of a potential formation kick based on data acquired by the sensor. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Cameron International Corporation, Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1497683
Patent Number(s):
10,151,159
Application Number:
14/735,273
Assignee:
Cameron International Corporation (Houston, TX) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jun 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Gottlieb, Emanuel J., Coonrod, Donald S., and Augenstein, Donald R. Kick detection systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Gottlieb, Emanuel J., Coonrod, Donald S., & Augenstein, Donald R. Kick detection systems and methods. United States.
Gottlieb, Emanuel J., Coonrod, Donald S., and Augenstein, Donald R. Tue . "Kick detection systems and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1497683.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for detecting potential kicks in a well is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a drill string positioned in a well, a mud circulation system coupled to supply drilling mud to the drill string, and a mud analyzer. The mud analyzer includes a sensor that is positioned along a drilling mud return path closer to a wellhead assembly installed at the well than to a mud tank of the mud circulation system, and the mud analyzer enables identification of a potential formation kick based on data acquired by the sensor. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
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