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K (Kilo)
Desire to Communicate
Kelly
The upper square or hexagonal part of the drill stem.
KFK Koordinerende forskningskomité (Norway) - Coordinating Research Committee.
KGS Kilogram(s)
Kick
A sudden increase in the drill mud pressure from below. A kick may in extreme cases develop into a Blow-out.
Kill
The increase of the counterpressure in the well, e.g. achieved by using mud with higher specific gravity.
Knot Measure of speed for ships, i.e. one nautical mile (1,852 metres) per hour.
Kommandittselskap (K/S) Limited partnership. A form of shipfinancing very popular in Norway before the tax reform in 1991. Now almost obsolete.
KPI Kesatuan Pelant Indonesia - Indonesian seamen's union.
KR Korean Register of Shipping - Korean Ship Classification Society
KT Knot - measure of speed of a ship, equal to one nautical mile (6,080 feet or 1,852 meters) per hour
KTM Keel to Top of Mast - distance from the keel of the Vessel to the top of the mast, also referred to as Airdraft, which indicates the clearance needed for the Vessel to pass under air structures above the waterways.
kWT
The main machinery's break-kW + the vessel's gross tonnage (GT) according to the vessel's papers. Used by the NSA when calculating wage levels.
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