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“Simulation of gas kicks during oil well drilling”

Authors: Rolv Rommetveit and Anette Blyberg,
Affiliation: International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)
Reference: 1989, Vol 10, No 4, pp. 213-225.

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Keywords: Computer simulator, gas kicks, water-based versus oil-based mud kicks

Abstract: A computer simulator is needed to calculate expected development of gas kicks. Such a simulator is presented, and some simulation examples are shown. The model is flexible, and can be used for research studies, well planning and training purposes. Several simulation examples are shown which illustrate some of the differences between kicks in WBM and OBM.

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  title={{Simulation of gas kicks during oil well drilling}},
  author={Rommetveit, Rolv and Blyberg, Anette},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}


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