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Drilling technology in nontechnical language / Steve Devereux

By: Devereux, Steve [autor]
Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma : PennWell, ©2012Edition: 2nd edDescription: xi, 370 páginas : ilustraciones ; 24 cmContent type: texto Media type: no mediado Carrier type: volumenISBN: 9781593702649Subject(s): Lodos de perforacion | Perforación de petróleos | PetroleoDDC classification: 622.3381
Contents:
Drilling geology. -- Oil and gas reservoir formation. -- Drilling a land exploration well. -- Rig selection and rig equipment. -- Drilling fluids. -- Casing and cementing. -- Well control. -- Managing drilling operations. -- Safety and environmental issues.
Summary: A new chapter offers advice to those considering working in the industry. Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition, is ideal for everyone interested in the drilling industry, including industry veterans, non-engineer industry professionals, and undergraduate petroleum engineering students. New to this edition New chapter on getting work in the drilling industry (including types of employers, service companies, and drilling-related job definitions) New graphics to make concepts and equipment easier to understand Explanations of newer drilling technologies "Well Control" chapter carefully rewritten to cover issues surrounding the BP Macondo blowout.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Author Steve Devereux has completely rewritten and updated this overview of onshore and offshore drilling operations and technology. He takes readers through the entire drilling process from basic drilling geology through managing drilling operations. The updated edition covers key management issues such as safety, the environment, costs, and regulations. A new chapter offers advice to those considering working in the industry.<br> <br> Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition, is ideal for everyone interested in the drilling industry, including industry veterans, non-engineer industry professionals, and undergraduate petroleum engineering students.<br> <br> New to this edition:<br> * New chapter on getting work in the drilling industry (including types of employers, service companies, and drilling-related job definitions)<br> * New graphics to make concepts and equipment easier to understand<br> * Explanations of newer drilling technologies<br> * "Well Control" chapter carefully rewritten to cover issues surrounding the BP Macondo blowout<br>

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Drilling geology. -- Oil and gas reservoir formation. -- Drilling a land exploration well. -- Rig selection and rig equipment. -- Drilling fluids. -- Casing and cementing. -- Well control. -- Managing drilling operations. -- Safety and environmental issues.

A new chapter offers advice to those considering working in the industry. Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition, is ideal for everyone interested in the drilling industry, including industry veterans, non-engineer industry professionals, and undergraduate petroleum engineering students. New to this edition New chapter on getting work in the drilling industry (including types of employers, service companies, and drilling-related job definitions) New graphics to make concepts and equipment easier to understand Explanations of newer drilling technologies "Well Control" chapter carefully rewritten to cover issues surrounding the BP Macondo blowout.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Drilling Geology (p. 1)
  • Overview (p. 1)
  • Origins of Rock (p. 1)
  • Plate Tectonics (p. 4)
  • Lithology (p. 7)
  • Rock Strengths and Stresses (p. 12)
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Imposed by a Fluid (p. 14)
  • Geological Input to Drilling Wells (p. 17)
  • Summary (p. 20)
  • 2 Oil and Gas Reservoir Formation (p. 21)
  • Overview (p. 21)
  • Source Rock and Hydrocarbon Generation (p. 22)
  • Vital Rock Properties (p. 24)
  • Primary Migration (p. 25)
  • Structural Traps (p. 25)
  • Reservoir Rock (p. 26)
  • Seal Rock (p. 27)
  • Secondary Migration (p. 28)
  • Reservoir Drives (p. 29)
  • Problems Related to Fluids in the Reservoir (p. 31)
  • Summary (p. 31)
  • 3 Drilling a Land Exploration Well (p. 33)
  • Overview (p. 33)
  • Identifying a Prospect (p. 33)
  • Well Proposal (p. 34)
  • Well Design and Drilling Program (p. 37)
  • Drilling the Well (p. 52)
  • Production Testing the Well (p. 80)
  • Abandoning the Well (p. 83)
  • Summary (p. 84)
  • 4 Planning and Drilling a Development Well Offshore (p. 85)
  • Overview (p. 85)
  • Well Planning (p. 86)
  • Hole and Casing Sizes (p. 90)
  • Writing the Well Program (p. 92)
  • Drilling the Well (p. 93)
  • Summary (p. 108)
  • 5 Rig Selection and Rig Equipment (p. 109)
  • Overview (p. 109)
  • Selecting a Suitable Drilling Rig (p. 109)
  • Classifications of Drilling Rigs-Descriptions (p. 110)
  • Rig Systems and Equipment (p. 123)
  • Summary (p. 140)
  • 6 Drill Bits (p. 141)
  • Overview (p. 141)
  • Roller Cone Bits (p. 141)
  • Fixed Cutter Bits (p. 143)
  • Core Bits (p. 146)
  • Optimizing Drilling Parameters (p. 147)
  • Grading the Dull Bit (p. 150)
  • Bit Selection (p. 151)
  • Drillbit Economics (p. 153)
  • Summary (p. 154)
  • 7 Drilling Fluids (p. 155)
  • Overview (p. 155)
  • Functions of the Drilling Fluid (p. 155)
  • Basic Mud Classifications (p. 156)
  • Designing the Drilling Fluid (p. 164)
  • Summary (p. 172)
  • 8 Directional and Horizontal Drilling (p. 173)
  • Overview (p. 173)
  • Why Drill Directional Wells? (p. 173)
  • Directional Well Planning (p. 175)
  • Deviating the Wellbore (p. 178)
  • Navigating to the Target (p. 188)
  • Directional Drilling Problems (p. 194)
  • Summary (p. 195)
  • 9 Casing and Cementing (p. 197)
  • Overview (p. 197)
  • Casing Types (p. 198)
  • Designing the Casing String (p. 202)
  • Role of the Cement outside Casing (p. 205)
  • Mud Removal (p. 206)
  • Cement (p. 208)
  • Cement Design (p. 209)
  • Running and Cementing Casing (p. 217)
  • Cementing Surface Casings (p. 220)
  • Cement Evaluation behind Casing (p. 223)
  • Other Cement Jobs (p. 223)
  • Summary (p. 225)
  • 10 Evaluation (p. 227)
  • Overview (p. 227)
  • Evaluation Techniques (p. 227)
  • Physical Sampling at the Surface (p. 228)
  • Physical Sampling Down Hole (p. 233)
  • Electrical Logging (p. 239)
  • Production Testing (p. 249)
  • Summary (p. 253)
  • 11 Well Control (p. 255)
  • Overview (p. 255)
  • Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Well Control (p. 255)
  • Blowout Preventer Stack (p. 258)
  • Kick Detection Equipment (p. 268)
  • Killing the Well (p. 269)
  • Shallow Gas (p. 274)
  • Special Well Control Considerations (p. 277)
  • Certification of Personnel for Well Control (p. 282)
  • Summary (p. 282)
  • 12 Managing Drilling Operations (p. 283)
  • Overview (p. 283)
  • Personnel Involved in Drilling Operations (p. 283)
  • Contract Types (p. 288)
  • Incentive Schemes (p. 290)
  • Decision Making at the Wellsite (p. 292)
  • Decision Making in the Office (p. 293)
  • Interfacing with Service Companies (p. 294)
  • Estimating the Well Cost (p. 295)
  • Logistics (p. 298)
  • Handling Major Incidents (p. 300)
  • Summary (p. 302)
  • 13 Drilling Problems and Solutions (p. 303)
  • Overview (p. 303)
  • Lost Circulation (p. 303)
  • Stuck Pipe (p. 312)
  • Fishing (p. 320)
  • Summary (p. 327)
  • 14 Safety and Environmental Issues (p. 329)
  • Overview (p. 329)
  • Safety Meetings (p. 330)
  • Newcomers on the Rig (p. 333)
  • Training and Certification (p. 334)
  • Drills (p. 336)
  • Permit to Work Systems (p. 338)
  • Safety Alerts (p. 339)
  • Equipment Certification (p. 339)
  • Safety Equipment (p. 340)
  • STOP (p. 342)
  • Minimizing Discharge and Spills (p. 342)
  • Environmental Impact Studies (p. 344)
  • Severe Weather-Suspension of Operations (p. 345)
  • Summary (p. 345)
  • 15 Getting Work in the Drilling Industry (p. 347)
  • Overview (p. 347)
  • Financial Health Warning (p. 347)
  • Types of Employers (p. 348)
  • Some Drilling-Related Job Definitions (p. 350)
  • Drilling-related employment glossary (p. 350)
  • Index (p. 353)

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