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Pipeline Industry Reference Guide from C.H.I.P.S.

Drilling Technology
in Nontechnical Language

by Steve Devereux


This reference introduces the reader to both onshore and offshore drilling operations and technology by covering the entire drilling process from basic geology to managing drilling operations.

In addition, it covers key management issues such as safety, the environment, costs, and regulations. Each chapter includes an overview, summary, and glossary. A comprehensive list of acronyms is also included along with a detailed index, line diagrams, and black and white photographs to illustrate the text.

Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language is ideal for non-engineer industry professionals and freshmen-level petroleum engineering students.

Contents

  1. Drilling geology
  2. Oil and gas generation, migration, and reservoirs
  3. Planning and drilling an exploration well on land
  4. Planning and drilling a developmental well offshore
  5. Rig selection and rig equipment
  6. Drill bits
  7. Drilling fluids
  8. Directional and horizontal drilling
  9. Casing and cementing
  10. Evaluation
  11. Well control
  12. Managing drilling operations
  13. Drilling problems and solutions
  14. Safety and environmental issues

Index

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