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Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations

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.


Drilling engineers, Production engineers, Reservoir engineers

Paperback, 352 Pages

Published: October 2009

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85617-843-3


  • Chapter 1 Drilling Mud and Completion Systems

    Chapter 2 Drilling String: Composition and Design

    Chapter 3 Air and Gas Drilling

    Chapter 4 Directional Drilling

    Chapter 5 Selection of Drilling Practies

    Chapter 6 Well Pressure Control

    Chapter 7 Fishing Operations and Equipment

    Chapter 8 Casing and Casing String Design

    Chapter 9 Well Cementing

    Chapter 10 Tubing and Tubing String Design

    Chapter 11 Environmental Considerations


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