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Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production, and Workover All the Formulas You Need to Solve Drilling and Production Problems

ISBN-10: 185617929X

ISBN-13: 9781856179294

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: William Lyons, Thomas Carter, Norton J. Lapeyrouse

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A quick reference for day-to-day work out on the rig or a handy study guide for drilling and well control certification courses, Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover has served a generation of oilfield professionals throughout their careers. Compact and readable, Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover, 3rd Edition is a problem solving time saving tool for the most basic or complex predicaments encountered in the field. All formulas and calculations are presented in easy-to-use, step-by-step order, virtually all the mathematics required out on the drilling rig is here in one convenient source, including formulas for pressure gradient, specific gravity, pump output, annular velocity, buoyancy factor, volume and stroke, slug weight, drill string design, cementing, depth of washout, bulk density of cuttings, and stuck pipe. The most complete manual of its kind, Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover, 3rd Edition features 30% new information, including case studies and basis simulations equations. The third edition of this best selling book also includes computational tools and techniques for: unbalanced drilling, horizontal directional and air and gas drilling operations, evaluate ESP performance of wells, design / redesign ESP and recommend changes to improve well's operation, handle special production projects including production string designs for new wells, evaluation of new production methods, scaling in well bores and any other project affecting the operation of Amal area wells. Back-of-the envelope calculations that save time and money Easily evaluate the performance of your well Confidently design or redesign operations that will improve production Handle special production projects with ease
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/28/2011
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

William Lyons is a professor of political science at the University of Tennessee & coauthor of such books as American Government: Politics & Political Culture.

Basic Equations
Mud Weight MW (lb/ft<sup>3</sup>), Mud Weight MW (ppg), and Specific Gravity (SG) [USCS/British]
Density � (kg/m<sup>3</sup> or kg/liter), Mud Weight MW (N/m<sup>3</sup> or N/liter), and Specific Gravity (SG) [SI-Metric]
Hydrostatic Pressure (P) and (p) [USCS/British]
Hydrostatic Pressure (P) and (p) [SI-Metric]
Pressure Gradient &#8711; (psi/ft), G (ppg) [USCS/British]
Pressure Gradient G (SG) [SI-Metric]
Equivalent Circulating "Density" ECD (ppg) [USCS/British]
Equivalent Circulating "Density" ECD (N/liter) and ECD (SG) [SI-Metric]
Mud Pump Output Q (bbl/stk) and q (gpm) [USCS/British]
Capacity Formulas
Annular Velocity V<sub>an</sub> (ft/min)
Strokes per Minute (SPM) Required for a Given Annular Velocity
Control Drilling
Buoyancy Factor (BF)
Decrease When Pulling Pipe Out of the Hole
Loss of Overbalance Due to Falling Mud Level
Circulating Hydraulic Horsepower (HHP)
Pump Pressure/Pump Stroke Relationship (the Roughneck's Formula)
Cost per Foot
Temperature Conversion Formulas
Basic Calculations
Capacity, Volumes, and Strokes
Slug Calculations
Accumulator Capacity
Bulk Density of Cuttings (Using Mud Balance)
Drill String Design (Limitations)
Ton-Mile (TM) Calculations
Cementing Calculations
Depth of a Washout
Lost Returns-Loss of Overbalance
Stuck Pipe Calculations
Calculations Required for Placing Spotting Pills in an Open Hole Annulus
Pressure Required to Break Circulation
Drilling Fluids
Mud Density Increase and Volume Change
Mud Weight Reduction with Base Liquid Dilution
Mixing Fluids of Different Densities
Oil-Based Mud Calculations
Solids Analysis
Solids Fractions (Barite-Treated Muds)
Dilution of Mud System
Evaluation of Hydrocyclones
Evaluation of Centrifuge
Pressure Control: Kill Sheets and Related Calculations
Normal Kill Sheet
Kill Sheet with a Tapered String
Kill Sheet for a Highly Deviated Well
Prerecorded Information
Kick Analysis
Pressure Analysis
Stripping/Snubbing Calculations
Subsea Considerations
Workover Operations
Controlling Gas Migration
Gas Lubrication
Annular Stripping Procedures
Engineering Calculations
Bit Nozzle Selection-Optimized Hydraulics
Hydraulics Analysis
Critical Annular Velocity and Critical Flow Rate
The "d" Exponent
Cuttings Slip Velocity
Surge and Swab Pressures
Equivalent Circulation Density (ECD)
Fracture Gradient Determination-Surface Applications
Fracture Gradient Determination-Subsea Applications
Directional Drilling Calculations
Miscellaneous Equations and Calculations
Air and Gas Calculations
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C Average Annual Atmospheric Conditions