Underbalanced Drilling Limits and Extremes

Author: Bill Rehm
Publisher: Gulf Publishing Company
ISBN: 0128103523
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Science

The present crude oil and natural gas reservoirs around the world have depleted conventional production levels. To continue enhancing productivity for the remaining mature reservoirs, drilling decision-makers could no longer rely on traditional balanced or overbalanced methods of drilling. Derived from conventional air drilling, underbalanced drilling is increasingly necessary to meet today s energy and drilling needs. While more costly and extreme, underbalanced drilling can minimize pressure within the formation, increase drilling rate of penetration, reduce formation damage and lost circulation, making mature reservoirs once again viable and more productive. To further explain this essential drilling procedure, Bill Rehm, an experienced legend in drilling along with his co-editors, has compiled a handbook perfect for the drilling supervisor. "Underbalanced Drilling: Limits and Extremes," written under the auspices of the IADC Technical Publications Committee, contain many great features and contributions including: Real case studies shared by major service companies to give the reader guidelines on what might happen in actual operationsQuestions and answers at the end of the chapters for upcoming engineers to test their knowledgeCommon procedures, typical and special equipment involved, and most importantly, the limits and challenges that still surround this technology"

Managed Pressure Drilling

Author: Bill Rehm
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780127999876
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Science

With extraction out of depleted wells more important than ever, this new and developing technology is literally changing drilling engineering for future generations. Never before published in book form, these cutting-edge technologies and the processes that surround them are explained in easy-tounderstand language, complete with worked examples, problems and solutions. This volume is invaluable as a textbook for both the engineering student and the veteran engineer who needs to keep up with changing technology.

Rig Design Handbook

Author: Bill Dixon
Publisher:
ISBN: 193376239X
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Genre: Oil well drilling rigs

This handbook covers all the aspects of constructing a rig from conception and project management through to equipment and system completions. Rigs over time continue to change and improve dramatically, and this handbook explains in understandable language and figures for the drilling, and non-drilling, engineers and managers how to properly assemble together a rig, better define the rig requirements, and ensure safety throughout the entire project. Great for training or quick reference, other must-have topics include: Purpose of FEED; Design regulations and standards; Life cycle costs and reliability; Facility requirements; Drilling equipment specifications, including marine and arctic systems; How to close out systems completion. This book has been written under the auspices of the IADC Technical Publications Committee.

Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations

Author: William Lyons
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 1856178447
Release Date: 2009-09-16
Genre: Science

Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations offers a practical guide to drilling technologies and procedures. The book begins by introducing basic concepts such as the functions of drilling muds; types of drilling fluids; testing of drilling systems; and completion and workover fluids. This is followed by discussions of the composition of the drill string; air and gas drilling operations; and directional drilling. The book identifies the factors that should be considered for optimized drilling operations: health, safety, and environment; production capability; and drilling implementation. It explains how to control well pressure. It details the process of fishing, i.e. removal of a fish (part of the drill string that separates from the upper remaining portion of the drill string) or junk (small items of non-drillable metals) from the borehole. The remaining chapters cover the different types of casing and casing string design; well cementing; the proper design of tubing; and the environmental aspects of drilling. Drilling and Production Hoisting Equipment Hoisting Tool Inspection and Maintenance Procedures Pump Performance Charts Rotary Table and Bushings Rig Maintenance of Drill Collars Drilling Bits and Downhole Tools

Gas Volume Requirements for Underbalanced Drilling

Author: Boyun Guo
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0878148027
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This concise technical handbook, written to aid drilling engineers and drilling supervisors in underbalanced drilling (UBD) operations, includes detailed calculations. In fact, readers can easily code the mathematical models presented in this book and build their own UBD simulators in spreadsheet programs. Guo and Ghalambor cover much needed information on the applications for drilling water wells, mine boreholes, geotechnical boreholes, and oil and gas recovery wells by providing illustrative examples throughout the text. Further, they include a complete set of engineering charts with a thorough description of theory and principles. Contents: Underbalanced drilling basics Air, gas, mist, and unstable foam drilling Stable foam drilling Aerated liquid drilling Selecting compressor units Field applications Appendices (Required air flow rates for air drilling vertical holes; required gas flow rates for gas drilling vertical holes; required air flow rates for air drilling deviated holes).

Underbalanced Drilling Limits and Extremes

Author: Bill Rehm
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780127999807
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Science

The present crude oil and natural gas reservoirs around the world have depleted conventional production levels. To continue enhancing productivity for the remaining mature reservoirs, drilling decision-makers could no longer rely on traditional balanced or overbalanced methods of drilling. Derived from conventional air drilling, underbalanced drilling is increasingly necessary to meet today’s energy and drilling needs. While more costly and extreme, underbalanced drilling can minimize pressure within the formation, increase drilling rate of penetration, reduce formation damage and lost circulation, making mature reservoirs once again viable and more productive. To further explain this essential drilling procedure, Bill Rehm, an experienced legend in drilling along with his co-editors, has compiled a handbook perfect for the drilling supervisor. Underbalanced Drilling: Limits and Extremes, written under the auspices of the IADC Technical Publications Committee, contain many great features and contributions including: Real case studies shared by major service companies to give the reader guidelines on what might happen in actual operations Questions and answers at the end of the chapters for upcoming engineers to test their knowledge Common procedures, typical and special equipment involved, and most importantly, the limits and challenges that still surround this technology

Air and Gas Drilling Manual

Author: William C. Lyons
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080558992
Release Date: 2009-01-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The third edition of Air and Gas Drilling Manual describes the basic simulation models for drilling deep wells with air or gas drilling fluids, gasified two-phase drilling fluids, and stable foam drilling fluids. The models are the basis for the development of a systematic method for planning under balanced deep well drilling operations and for monitoring the drilling operation as well as construction project advances. Air and Gas Drilling Manual discusses both oil and natural gas industry applications, and geotechnical (water well, environmental, mining) industry applications. Important well construction and completion issues are discussed for all applications. The engineering analyses techniques are used to develop pre-operations planning methods, troubleshooting operations monitoring techniques and overall operations risk analysis. The essential objective of the book is drilling and well construction cost management control. The book is in both SI and British Imperial units. Master the air and gas drilling techniques in construction and development of water wells, monitoring wells, geotechnical boreholes, mining operations boreholes and more 30% of all wells drilled use gas and air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy estimates Contains basic simulation equations with examples for direct and reverse circulation drilling models and examples for air and gas, gasified fluids, and stable foam drilling models

Drilling Fluids Processing Handbook

Author: ASME Shale Shaker Committee
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080477410
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Written by the Shale Shaker Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, originally of the American Association of Drilling Engineers, the authors of this book are some of the most well-respected names in the world for drilling. The first edition, Shale Shakers and Drilling Fluid Systems, was only on shale shakers, a very important piece of machinery on a drilling rig that removes drill cuttings. The original book has been much expanded to include many other aspects of drilling solids control, including chapters on drilling fluids, cut-point curves, mud cleaners, and many other pieces of equipment that were not covered in the original book. Written by a team of more than 20 of the world's foremost drilling experts, from such companies as Shell, Conoco, Amoco, and BP There has never been a book that pulls together such a vast array of materials and depth of topic coverage in the area of drilling fluids Covers quickly changing technology that updates the drilling engineer on all of the latest equipment, fluids, and techniques

Offshore Petroleum Drilling and Production

Author: Sukumar Laik
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498706131
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Genre: Science

Although the extraction of oil and gas from the bottom of the sea began more than 40 years ago, new technology has led to a rapid expansion of drilling and production in deep and ultra-deep waters, which holds the key for the oil security of any nation. This book provides comprehensive coverage of offshore oil and gas operations, including various aspects of drilling and production. It also covers offshore environments and discusses the major differences in working offshore versus onshore.

Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Author: William C. Lyons
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080481086
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This new edition of the Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering provides you with the best, state-of-the-art coverage for every aspect of petroleum and natural gas engineering. With thousands of illustrations and 1,600 information-packed pages, this text is a handy and valuable reference. Written by over a dozen leading industry experts and academics, the Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering provides the best, most comprehensive source of petroleum engineering information available. Now in an easy-to-use single volume format, this classic is one of the true "must haves" in any petroleum or natural gas engineer's library. * A classic for the oil and gas industry for over 65 years! * A comprehensive source for the newest developments, advances, and procedures in the petrochemical industry, covering everything from drilling and production to the economics of the oil patch. * Everything you need - all the facts, data, equipment, performance, and principles of petroleum engineering, information not found anywhere else. * A desktop reference for all kinds of calculations, tables, and equations that engineers need on the rig or in the office. * A time and money saver on procedural and equipment alternatives, application techniques, and new approaches to problems.

Well Cementing

Author: Ron Sweatman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1933762233
Release Date: 2012-08-08
Genre: Oil well cementing

Written and edited by some of the most experienced and well-known drilling engineers in the world and compiled under the auspices of the IADC Technical Publications Committee, this volume contains techniques and developments on well cementing never before gathered in one place, including an overview of the basic theory of well cementing, best practices and real-world applications, calculations and problem-solving exercises. Perfect for the engineer in the field or the student, there has never been such a comprehensive and in-depth treatment of well cementing published. Historically available only through experience or industry short courses, the information contained in this handbook is a valuable tool for the engineer and, for the first time, is readily convenient in this easily-accessible format.

Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Author: William Lyons
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780123838476
Release Date: 2015-12-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Third Edition, provides you with the best, state-of-the-art coverage for every aspect of petroleum and natural gas engineering. With thousands of illustrations and 1,600 information-packed pages, this handbook is a handy and valuable reference. Written by dozens of leading industry experts and academics, the book provides the best, most comprehensive source of petroleum engineering information available. Now in an easy-to-use single volume format, this classic is one of the true "must haves" in any petroleum or natural gas engineer's library. A classic for over 65 years, this book is the most comprehensive source for the newest developments, advances, and procedures in the oil and gas industry. New to this edition are materials covering everything from drilling and production to the economics of the oil patch. Updated sections include: underbalanced drilling; integrated reservoir management; and environmental health and safety. The sections on natural gas have been updated with new sections on natural gas liquefaction processing, natural gas distribution, and transport. Additionally there are updated and new sections on offshore equipment and operations, subsea connection systems, production control systems, and subsea control systems. Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Third Edition, is a one-stop training tool for any new petroleum engineer or veteran looking for a daily practical reference. Presents new and updated sections in drilling and production Covers all calculations, tables, and equations for every day petroleum engineers Features new sections on today's unconventional resources and reservoirs

Drilling Down

Author: Joseph A. Tainter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441976779
Release Date: 2011-09-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

For more than a century, oil has been the engine of growth for a society that delivers an unprecedented standard of living to many. We now take for granted that economic growth is good, necessary, and even inevitable, but also feel a sense of unease about the simultaneous growth of complexity in the processes and institutions that generate and manage that growth. As societies grow more complex through the bounty of cheap energy, they also confront problems that seem to increase in number and severity. In this era of fossil fuels, cheap energy and increasing complexity have been in a mutually-reinforcing spiral. The more energy we have and the more problems our societies confront, the more we grow complex and require still more energy. How did our demand for energy, our technological prowess, the resulting need for complex problem solving, and the end of easy oil conspire to make the Deepwater Horizon oil spill increasingly likely, if not inevitable? This book explains the real causal factors leading up to the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, a disaster from which it will take decades to recover.