Kick Tolerance is the maximum volume of gas kick in barrels that we are able to successfully shut the well in and circulate the kick out of hole without breaking formation strength at shoe depth or overcoming the weakest anticipated facture pressure in wellbore.In order to calculate kick tolerance, we need to assume Kick Intensity (ppg), the depth that kick will happen, mostly is TD.
Let’s me explain more about kick intensity. The kick intensity is the difference between the formation pressure and current mud weight used in the wellbore. When you see the kick tolerance noted in the drilling programs from town, drilling engineers normally calculate kick intensity at TD.
More calculations regarding kick tolerance
- Kick Tolerance Calculation
- Maximum surface pressure from kick tolerance factor
- Factors Affecting Kick Tolerance
- Kick Tolerance Concept and Calculation for Well Design
Reference book: Well Control Books