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QUESTION ONE
A mud weight of 8.9 ppg has a gradient of:

A: .463 psi/ft B: .833 psi/ft C: .465 psi/ft D: .433 psi/ft E: .013 psi/ft

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psi/ft = ppg x .052

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QUESTION TWO
A larger pit gain will give higher SIDPP & SICP.

A: True B: False C: Sometimes D: Not enough information to tell E:

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The bigger the pit gain the higher SICP is likely to be. SIDPP is not affected by the size of the influx.

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ely to be.

QUESTION THREE
When killing a well using the Drillers Method what should happen to the mud pit volume during the second circulation?

A: The volume will increase considerably B: The volume will decrease considerably C: The volume will not change D: The volume will increase at first then fall away E: The volume will decrease at first then build back up

should happen to the mud pit

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The pit volume should remain constant during the second circulation

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ng the second circulation.

QUESTION FOUR
Most kicks are caused by drill crews failing to:

A: Properly install & test BOP equipment B: Pump a slug prior to pulling out the hole C: Keep the hole full of drilling mud D: Ensure the hole takes the correct fill on trips E: All the above are correct

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We tend to keep the hole full these days - whether or not we put the correct amount in for the steel removed is another matter.

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hether or not we put the nother matter.

QUESTION FIVE

Circulating pressure of several thousand psi at the pump leaves the circulating system i.e. at the shakers, with little or no pressure. Which part of the pressure lost acts on the bottom of the hole?

A: Surface line pressure loss B: Drill string pressure loss C: Bit nozzle pressure loss D: Annular pressure loss E: All of the above

e pump leaves the circulating system h part of the pressure lost acts on

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APL acts on the bottom of the hole.

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QUESTION SIX
What two variables are considered when calculating hydrostatic pressure?

A: Depth & shape of the hole B: Volume & weight of the mud C: APL & mud weight D: Hole depth & viscosity of the drilling mud E: Column length & density of the fluid

ng hydrostatic pressure?

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Hydrostatic Pressure is affected by the length of the column of fluid and the weight of the column of fluid.

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h of the column of fluid

QUESTION SEVEN
It is a good drilling practice to keep:

A: Trip records B: Pump output figures C: Slow criculating rate pressure losses D: Crews trained up & well control concious E: All of the above

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They aer all good drilling practices.

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QUESTION EIGHT
Slow circulating rate pressure losses should be taken and recorded every tour using:

A: The drillpipe gauge on the remote choke panel B: The drillpipe gauge on the driller's console C: The gauge on the choke manifold D: The pump gauge E: The reading obtained from the mud loggers

ken and recorded every tour using:

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You kill the well using the gauge on the remote choke panel so this is what you should use for recording slow circulating rate presuure losses.

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e remote choke panel so ng slow circulating rate

QUESTION NINE
Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure exerted by a column of fluid at rest.

A: True B: False C: D: E:

column of fluid at rest.

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True.

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QUESTION TEN
One of the most important rules in well control is to:

A: Know how to get SIDPP with a float in the string B: Shut the well in quickly with the least amount of gain C: Circulate out a kick with constant drillpipe pressure & strokes D: Hold approximately 200 psi back pressure on the choke E: Have slow circulating rate pressure losses to hand at all times

pe pressure & strokes

ure on the choke

ses to hand at all times

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The smaller the pit gain, the lower pressures are likely to be. The quicker you close it in the smaller the pit gain.

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s are likely to be. The

QUESTION ELEVEN
Which method of well control has only one circulation and you pump kill mud weight right from the start.

A: Drillers B: Wait & Weight C: Volumetric D: Company Man's E: Bullheading

tion and you pump kill

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The correct answer is Wait & Weight Method.

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QUESTION TWELVE
With which method of well control do you circulate the influx out of the well before you circulate kill mud round the system?

A: Drillers B: Wait & Weight C: Volumetric D: Company Man's E: Bullheading

the influx out of the well

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The correct answer is Drillers Method.

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QUESTION THIRTEEN
Which method of well control would you use if you could not pump and gas migration was suspected?

A: Drillers B: Wait & Weight C: Volumetric D: Company Man's E: Bullheading

could not pump and gas

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The correct answer is Volumetric Method.

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QUESTION FOURTEEN
The primary method for the prevention of blowouts is:

A: Highly trained drillers B: Closing the BOP's C: Correct mud weight in the hole D: A good company man E: A good leak off test

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Primary well control is gained through having a column of fluid of the correct TVD & weight in the hole.

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g a column of fluid

QUESTION FIFTEEN
The secondary method of controlling a blowout if primary control has been lost would be to:

A: Pump a barite slug B: Close the BOP's C: Pump a kill weight mud D: Prepare a kill sheet E: Investigate why primary control was lost

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Secondary well control is the use of the BOP equipment.

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P equipment.

QUESTION SIXTEEN
As gas migrates up a wellbore during shut in conditions then: Note: there is no float in the drill string

A: Casing pressure will increase B: Drillpipe pressure will increase C: Bubble pressure will increase D: A & B are correct E: A & C are correct

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All pressures in the wellbore will increase with gas migration with the exception of bubble pressure which will remain constant.

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ith gas migration with remain constant.

QUESTION SEVENTEEN
If the proper drillpipe pressure schedule is not followed during a kill operation then BHP could either be too high or too low causing another influx or losses.

A: True B: False C: Sometimes D: Only in vertical wells E: Only in horizontal wells

owed during a kill operation then nother influx or losses.

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True.

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QUESTION EIGHTEEN
The formation pressure at 7500 ft TVD is 3488 psi. What is the approximate formation gradient?

A: .349 psi/ft B: .465 psi/ft C: .521 psi/ft D: .722 psi/ft E: 1.00 psi/ft

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psi/ft = pressure/feet

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QUESTION NINETEEN
A blowout can be described as:

A: A flow of fluid from the formation into the wellbore B: An abnormally pressured formation C: An uncontrolled flow of fluid from the wellbore at surface D: A combination of hydrostatic pressure and formation pressure E: An exhalation of cigarette smoke

ellbore at surface

and formation pressure

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Formation fluid entering the wellbore is a kick. Formation fluid leaving the wellbore at surface is a blowout.

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ce is a blowout.

QUESTION TWENTY
Which of the following are possible indicators of a kick?

A: Increase in flow B: Drilling break C: Increase in pit volume D: Gas cut mud E: All of the above

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They are all possible indicators of a kick.

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QUESTION TWENTY ONE
The slow circulating rate pressure loss is the pressure required to circulate mud round the system at a selected speed.

A: True B: False C: Only in vertical wells D: Only in horizontal wells E:

sure required to circulate mud

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True.

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QUESTION TWENTY TWO
When should slow circulating rate pressure losses be taken?

A: As soon as practical after coming on tour B: When the mud weight changes C: After drilling a large footage (up to 1000') D: BHA or bit nozzle changes E: All of the above

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They are all correct.

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QUESTION TWENTY THREE
The U-Tube is balanced when the well is shut in and pressures have stabilised regardless of the difference between SIDPP & SICP.

A: True B: False C: Only in vertical wells D: Only in horizontal wells E: Only with surface stacks

WENTY THREE

nd pressures have stabilised

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True.

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QUESTION TWENTY FOUR
The choke is used to adjust casing pressure but to adjust drillpipe pressure you need to change the pump speed.

A: True B: False C: Only in vertical wells D: Only in horizontal wells E: Only with surface stacks

WENTY FOUR

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False. The main purpose of the choke is to control back pressure.

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control back pressure.

QUESTION TWENTY FIVE
Bottom hole pressure is not affected when you pump a slug?

A: True B: False C: Only in vertical wells D: Only in horizontal wells E: Only with surface stacks

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If bottom hole pressure was affected when you pump a slug you would not be allowed to pump slugs.

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ou pump a slug you

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