Air and Gas Drilling Manual

Applications for Oil and Gas Recovery Wells and Geothermal Fluids Recovery Wells


  • William C. Lyons, Ph.D., P.E., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

The third edition of Air and Gas Drilling describes the basic simulation models for drilling deep wells with air or gas drilling fluids, gasified two-phase drilling fluids, and stable foam drilling fluids. The models are the basis for the development of a systematic method for planning under balanced deep well drilling operations and for monitoring the drilling operation as well as construction project advances.

Air and Gas Drilling discusses both oil and natural gas industry applications, and geotechnical (water well, environmental, mining) industry applications. Important well construction and completion issues are discussed for all applications.

The engineering analyses techniques are used to develop pre-operations planning methods, troubleshooting operations monitoring techniques and overall operations risk analysis. The essential objective of the book is drilling and well construction cost management control. The book is in both SI and British Imperial units.
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Petroleum engineers, mining engineers, drilling engineers


Book information

  • Published: December 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370895-3