Safety Factor

Definition(s)


Safety Factor

In the context of this publication, an incremental increase in drilling fluid density beyond the drilling fluid density indicated by calculations to be needed to contain a kicking formation.

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

 

Safety Factor

“Safety Factor” means the ratio of the ultimate breaking strength of a member or piece of material or equipment to the actual working stress.

Source: State of Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Rules and Regulations for Oil and Gas Well Drilling, Revised January 8, 2013. Regulations