Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and OperationsBy
- Williams Lyons
Drilling technology has evolved in order to get at the increasingly harder to find oil, and in a more environmentally friendly way. Successful drilling operations require blending many technologies. Drilling equipment and procedures have a unique language that must be conquered in order to understand drilling operations.
Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations provides a fundamental, basic knowledge of the intricacies of drilling fluid, drilled solids management, drill bits, drill string design, directional drilling, cementing, casing, hydraulic optimization, and a discussion of predominant problems such as stuck pipe and lost circulation. Background information, such as: clay structure (needed to understand well bore instability and drilling fluids), discussion of pressure and pressure effects, the theory behind factors affecting drilling performance, and rock failure under pressure, are included to enhance the understanding of the drilling process and problems.
Published: October 2009
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Chapter 1 Drilling Mud and Completion Systems
Chapter 2 Drilling String: Composition and Design
Chapter 3 Air and Gas DrillingChapter 4 Directional Drilling
Chapter 5 Selection of Drilling PractiesChapter 6 Well Pressure Control
Chapter 7 Fishing Operations and EquipmentChapter 8 Casing and Casing String Design
Chapter 9 Well CementingChapter 10 Tubing and Tubing String Design
Chapter 11 Environmental Considerations