Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language

ISBN-10: 0878147624

ISBN-13: 9780878147625

Edition: 1999

Authors: Steve Devereux
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List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 337
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Figures/Tables List
Introduction
Drilling Geology
Chapter Overview
Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks
Plate Tectonics
Lithology
Rock Strengths and Stresses
Hydrostatic Pressure Imposed by a Fluid
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Oil and Gas Generation, Migration, and Reservoirs
Chapter Overview
Source Rock and Hydrocarbon Generation
Vital Rock Properties
Primary Migration
Structural Trap
Reservoir Rock
Seal Rock
Secondary Migration
Reservoir Drives
Problems Related to Fluids in the Reservoir
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Planning and Drilling an Exploration Well on Land
Chapter Overview
Identifying a Prospect
Well Proposal
Gathering Data
Designing the Well
Writing the Well Program
Drilling the Well
Production Testing the Well
Abandoning the Well
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Planning and Drilling a Development Well Offshore
Chapter Overview
Well Planning
Hole and Casing Sizes
Writing the Well Program
Drilling the Well
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Rig Selection and Rig Equipment
Chapter Overview
Selecting a Suitable Drilling Rig
Classifications of Drilling Rigs--Description
Rig Systems and Equipment
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Drill Bits
Chapter Overview
Roller Cone Bits
Fixed Cutter Bits
Core Bits
Optimizing Drilling Parameters
Grading the Dull Bit
Bit Selection
Drill Bit Economics
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Drilling Fluids
Chapter Overview
Functions of the Drilling Fluid
Basic Mud Classifications
Designing the Drilling Fluid
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Directional and Horizontal Drilling
Chapter Overview
Why Drill Directional Wells?
Tools and Techniques for Kicking Off the Well
Controlling the Wellpath of a Deviated Well
Horizontal Wells
Multilateral Wells
Surveying
Navigation by Reference to Reservoir Characteristics
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Casing and Cementing
Chapter Overview
Importance of Casing in a Well
Designing the Casing String
Role of the Cement Outside Casing
Mud Removal
Cement
Cement Design
Running and Cementing Casing
Cementing Surface Casings
Cement Evaluation Behind Casing
Other Cement Jobs
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Evaluation
Chapter Overview
Evaluation Techniques
Physical Sampling at Surface
Physical Sampling Downhole
Electrical Logging
Production Testing
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Well Control
Chapter Overview
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Well Control
BOP Stack
Kick Detection Equipment
Killing the Well
Shallow Gas
Special Well Control Considerations
Certification of Personnel for Well Control
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Managing Drilling Operations
Chapter Overview
Personnel Involved in Drilling Operations
Contract Types
Incentive Schemes
Decision Making at the Wellsite
Decision Making in the Office
Interfacing with Service Companies
Estimating the Well Cost
Logistics
Handling Major Incidents
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Drilling Problems and Solutions
Chapter Overview
Lost Circulation
Stuck Pipe
Fishing
Chapter Summary
Safety and Environmental Issues
Chapter Overview
Safety Meetings
Newcomers on the Rig
Training and Certification
Drills
Permit to Work Systems
Safety Alerts
Equipment Certification
Safety Equipment
STOP
Minimizing Discharge and Spills
Environmental Impact Studies
Severe Weather--Suspension of Operations
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Index
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