The best kick detection concept depends on the cause of the influx. Traditionally kick detection concept has been to monitor the active volume to look for changes or pit gain. This concept only works when there are no other phenomenon occurring simultaneously.
The real benefit of our concept is when the influx is caused by swap out, thermal effects and/or hydrate formation. In both these cases an increase in active volume or gain may not be seen until it is too late. Early kick detection concepts based on pit gain does therefore not work in these cases. Our concept; drillaid™ uses the best technology available regardless of the cause of the influx. This is the real benefit you get from our technology. The influx is detected early, regardless of the cause of the influx.
- Blocked or restricted line
- Downstream choke plugged
- Hydrate plug (in the riser or riser outlet)
- Changing well conditions
- Closed outlet valve.