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Is it Ok to do the flow check after pulling about 30 singles of the pipe string, or is it just depending on the kick indications and/or the drilling programme?

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This will probably vary depending on who you are working for and who the regulatory agency is. Typically, a member of the rig crew will monitor the trip tank during tripping operations and record and communicate the fluid transfers within the entire fluid system (including the well) while tripping pipe.

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David Traugott

Expertise

I can answer questions related to the technical issues associated with the drilling and completing of oil and gas wells; very familiar with the cementing process, LWD tools and Coiled Tubing operations. Limited knowledge of mineral rights and/or royalties.

Experience

Seventeen years working as an engineer in the industry both in the field and in the office. Field locations include offshore, land, and overseas. Office locations include Lafayette, LA and Houston, TX.

Organizations
SPE, AADE, IADC, API, IEEE, ICoTA

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SPE Drilling and Completion Magazine, World Oil, Harts E&P.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, UL Lafayette 1995. Strategic MBA, University of Houston-Victoria 2010

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Major and Independent Oil and Gas Companies.

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