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Warning Signs of an Impending Oil Well Kick

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

An oil well kick occurs when underground fluids or gases start to rise in or around the drill casings. This can result in a well blowout if left unchecked. Early recognition allows for preventive steps to be taken, including closure of the blow-out preventers.

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