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Terms

Kelly - the upper square or hexagonal part of the drill stem.
Kick - a sudden increase in the drill mud pressure from below. A kick may in extreme cases develop
into a Blow-out.
Kill - the increase of the counterpressure in the well, e.g. achieved by using mud with higher specific
gravity.

Abbreviations

KFK - Koordinerende forskningskomite (Norway) - Coordinating Research Committee.
KPI - Kesatuan Pelant Indonesia - Indonesian seamen's union.


 
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