Drilling Engineering Handbook by E.H. AustinDrilling Engineering Handbook by E.H. Austin

Drilling Engineering Handbook

byE.H. Austin

Paperback | January 31, 1983

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This book presents the fundamental principles of drilling en­ gineering, with the primary objective of making a good well using data that can be properly evaluated through geology, reservoir engineering, and management. It is written to assist the geologist, drilling engineer, reservoir engineer, and manager in performing their assignments. The topics are introduced at a level that should give a good basic understanding of the subject and encourage further investigation of specialized interests. Many organizations have separate departments, each per­ forming certain functions that can be done by several methods. The reentering of old areas, as the industry is doing today, particularly emphasizes the necessity of good holes, logs, casing design, and cement job. Proper planning and coordination can eliminate many mistakes, and I hope the topics discussed in this book will playa small part in the drilling of better wells. This book was developed using notes, comments, and ideas from a course I teach called "Drilling Engineering with Offshore Considerations." Some "rules of thumb" equations are used throughout, which have proven to be helpful when applied in the ix x / Preface proper perspective. The topics are presented in the proper order for carrying through the drilling of a well.
Title:Drilling Engineering HandbookFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 31, 1983Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9027718849

ISBN - 13:9789027718846

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Table of Contents

1 Principles of Oilwell Drilling.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Power Plant and Transmission System.- 1.3 Hoisting Equipment.- 1.4 Rotating Equipment.- 1.5 Circulating System.- 1.6 Rig Personnel.- 2 Drilling Fluids.- 2.1 Functions.- 2.2 Properties of Drilling Fluids.- 2.3 Composition and Treatment of Water Muds.- 2.4 Oil-Base Muds.- 2.5 Gas (Air) Drilling Fluid.- 2.6 Application of Nitrogen.- 2.7 Drilling Fluids Program.- 3 Drilling Problems.- 3.1 Loss of Circulation.- 3.2 Abnormal Pressures and Blowouts.- 3.3 Sloughing Shale.- 3.4 Deviated Hole.- 3.5 Stuck Drillpipe.- 3.6 Control of Formation Fluids.- 3.7 Bottomhole Assemblies.- 3.8 Drilling Practices.- 3.9 Casing Design.- 3.10 Cementing Operations.- 3.11 Preparation and Running Casing.- 3.12 After Reaching Bottom.- 3.13 Conditioning the Casing and Hole.- 3.14 Mixing and Displacing the Cement.- 3.15 Postplug Procedure.- 3.16 Cementing.- 3.17 Casing Selection Chart.- 4 Mud Logging.- 4.1 Gas Detection.- 4.2 Drilling Rate.- 4.3 Pump Stroke Counter.- 4.4 Electric Logging.- 4.5 Coring and Core Analysis.- 4.6 Coring Methods.- 4.7 Pressure Coring.- 4.8 Hydraulics.- 5 Drillstern Testing.- 5.1 Analysis of Need.- 5.2 Equipment.- 5.3 Procedures.- 5.4 Use of Data.- 5.5 Problems and Remedies.- 5.6 Drillstem Test Rules of Thumb.- 6 Offshore Rig Types.- 6.1 Platform Rig.- 6.2 Jackup Rig.- 6.3 Semisubmersibles.- 6.4 Drillship.- 6.5 Submersible Rig.- 6.6 Offshore Rig Design Rules of Thumb.- 7 Offshore Environment.- 7.1 Transportation.- 7.2 Logistics.- 7.3 Food.- 7.4 Weather.- 7.5 Communications.- 7.6 Planning the Well.- 7.7 Drilling Program.- 7.8 Drilling-Fluids Program.- 7.9 Casing and Cementing Program.- 7.10 Calculations for Cementing.- 7.11 Alternative Casing Programs.- 7.12 Drilling Curve.- 7.13 Logging Program.- 7.14 Open-Hole Well Testing.- 7.15 Completion Program.- 7.16 Completion.- 7.17 Abandonment.- 7.18 Blowout Prevention Procedures.- 7.19 Pit Drill.- 7.20 Inside BOP Drill.- 7.21 Accumulator Drill.- Appendix A.- Appendix B.- Appendix C.- About the Author.