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Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition
Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition


 
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Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition, is ideal for everyone interested in the drilling industry, including industry veterans, non-engineer industry professionals, and undergraduate petroleum engineering students. The 2nd Edition features a new chapter on getting work in the drilling industry (including types of employers, service companies, and drilling-related job definitions); new graphics to make concepts and equipment easier to understand; explanations of newer drilling techniques; and "well control" chapter carefully written to cover issues surrounding the BP Macondo blowout.

About the Author: Steve Devereux has revised and rewritten his overview of onshore and offshore drilling operations and technology. The new second edition includes additional chapters that cover working in the drilling industry, working in remote locations, and advanced drilling techniques, and includes an additional section about managing costs.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Drilling geology
  • Oil and gas reservoir formation
  • Drilling a land exploration well
  • Planning and drilling a development well offshore
  • Rig selection and equipment
  • Drill bits
  • Drilling fluids
  • Directional and horizontal drilling
  • Casing and cementing
  • Evaluation
  • Well control
  • Managing drilling operations
  • Drilling problems and solutions
  • Safety and environmental issues
  • Getting work in the drilling industry

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