We have listed several syllabus items related to issues seen in this incident.
Kick warning signs while drilling and/or circulating.
This syllabus item describes how kick warning signs should be registered and assessed. It is important to consider changing trends, not isolated parameters.
Actions to take after recognising a kick warning sign.
This syllabus item outlines how to flow check the well to evaluate the warning signs and communicate with the team.
Kick indicators and the importance of early kick detection.
This syllabus item provides candidates with knowledge on how to detect a kick early and minimise the kick volume.
The interpretation of well flow-back (for example: ‘finger-printing’ and trend analysis).
This syllabus item describes the practices to follow to differentiate between normal well behaviour and potential kick indicators. This was a key factor in the incident described above.
The principles of kick margin/tolerance/intensity and how it is applied to well operations.
This syllabus item describes how candidates should identify the factors affecting kick tolerance and their impact on well operations.
A suitable shut-in procedure if a primary barrier fails.
This syllabus item describes how to recognise primary barrier failure and select a procedure which is known to the crew, possible to use and regularly practised. This helps the drilling crew to minimise the kick volume.
The steps to secure a well using the hard shut-in method.
This syllabus item describes the key steps while shutting-in a well using the hard shut-in method.
How to confirm if well closure is successful and the actions to take if not.
This syllabus item that relates to the ability to confirm shut-in to prevent additional influx entering the well.