Kelly

Definition(s)


Kelly

The square or hexagonal shaped steel pipe connecting the swivel to the drill string. The kelly moves through the rotary table and transmits torque to the drill string.

Source: API RP 7G, Recommended Practice for Drill Stem Design and Operating Limits, Upstream Segment, Sixteenth Edition, August 1998 (Addendum 2: September 2009). Global Standards

 

Kelly

Square- or hexagonal-shaped steel pipe connecting the swivel to the drill pipe. NOTE The kelly moves through the rotary table and transmits torque to the drill stem.

Source: API RP 7G-2, Recommended Practice for Inspection and Classification of Used Drill Stem Elements, First Edition, August 2009. Global Standards

 

Kelly

Square or hexagonally shaped steel pipe connecting the swivel to the drill pipe that moves through the rotary table and transmits torque to the drill stem.

Source: API SPEC 7-1, Specification for Rotary Drill Stem Elements, First Edition, March 2006 (Addendum April 2011). Global Standards

 

Kelly

The square, hexagonal or other shaped steel pipe connecting the swivel to the drill pipe. The kelly moves through the kelly bushings, rotary table and rotates the drill string.

Source: API RP 54, Recommended Practice for Occupational Safety for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations, Third Edition, August 1999 (2007). Global Standards

 

Kelly

The uppermost component of the drill string; the kelly is an extra-heavy joint of pipe with flat or fluted sides that is free to move vertically through a “kelly bushing” in the rotary table; the kelly bushing imparts torque to the kelly and thereby the drill string is rotated.

Source: API RP 59, Recommended Practice for Well Control Operations, Second Edition, May 2006. Global Standards

 

Kelly

The uppermost component of the drill string; the kelly is an extra-heavy joint of pipe with flat or fluted sides that is free to move vertically through a “kelly bushing” in the rotary table; the kelly bushing imparts torque to the kelly and thereby the drill string is rotated.

Source: API RP 64, Recommended Practice for Diverter Systems Equipment and Operations, Second Edition, November 2001 (March 1, 2007). Global Standards

 

Kelly

“Kelly” means a 3 or more sided shaped steel pipe connecting the swivel to the drill pipe. The kelly moves through the kelly bushing and the rotary table and transmits torque to the drill string. [Mich. Admin. Code R 408 (2013)].

Source: Oil and Gas Drilling and Servicing Operations, Michigan Administrative Code R 408, February 8, 2013. Regulations

 

Kelly

The square or other shaped steel pipe connecting the swivel to the drill pipe. The kelly moves through the rotary table and transmits torque to the drill string.

Source: Petroleum Safety Orders–Drilling and Production, Definitions, California Code of Regulations, 8 CCR § 6505, December 2012. Regulations