**Flow by heads:**

## Terms Related to Flow by heads

### Belching

A slang term to denote flowing by heads

### Mud-flow indicator

A device that continually measures and may record the flow rate of mud returning from the annulus and flowing out of the mud return line. ...

### Flow bean

A plug in the flow line at the well head which has a small hole drilled through it through which oil flows, and which keeps ...

### Turbulent flow

The erratic, nonlinear flow of a fluid, caused by high velocity. Characterized by random eddying flow patterns superimposed on the general flow progressing in a ...

### Blowout

1. An uncontrolled flow of gas, oil, or other well fluids into the atmosphere or into an underground formation. A blowout, or gusher, can occur ...

### Fluid flow

The state in fluid dynamics of a fluid in motion is determined by the type of fluid (e.g., newtonian, plastic, pseudoplastic, dilatant); the properties of ...

### Diverter

A device used to direct fluid flowing from a well away from the drilling rig. When a kick is encountered at shallow depths, the well ...

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