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Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations

  • 1st Edition - September 16, 2009
  • Author: William Lyons
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 8 5 6 1 7 - 8 4 3 - 3
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 8 5 6 1 7 - 8 4 4 - 0

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 fu… Read more

Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations

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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.