Blowout and Well Control Handbook

  • Filename: blowout-and-well-control-handbook.
  • ISBN: 0080476163
  • Release Date: 2003-10-03
  • Number of pages: 469
  • Author: Robert D. Grace
  • Publisher: Elsevier



As with his 1994 book, Advanced Blowout and Well Control, Grace offers a book that presents tested practices and procedures for well control, all based on solid engineering principles and his own more than 25 years of hands-on field experience. Specific situations are reviewed along with detailed procedures to analyze alternatives and tackle problems. The use of fluid dynamics in well control, which the author pioneered, is given careful treatment, along with many other topics such as relief well operations, underground blowouts, slim hole drilling problems, and special services such as fire fighting, capping, and snubbing. In addition, case histories are presented, analyzed, and discussed. Provides new techniques for blowout containment, never before published, first used in the Gulf War. Provides the most up-to-date techniques and tools for blowout and well control. New case histories include the Kuwait fires that were set by Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War.

Advanced Blowout Well Control

  • Filename: advanced-blowout-well-control.
  • ISBN: 088415260X
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: Robert D. Grace
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



The book reviews classical pressure control procedures. In addition, specific situations are presented along with detailed procedures to analyze alternatives and tackle problems. The use of fluid dynamics in well control, which the author pioneered, is given careful treatment, along with many other topics such as relief well operations, underground blowouts, slim hole drilling problems, and special services such as fire fighting, capping, and snubbing. Case histories are presented, analyzed, and discussed. In petroleum industry drilling operations even the most simple blowout can kill people and cost millions of dollars in equipment losses - and millions more in environmental damage and ensuing litigation. Government environmental and safety requirements demand that operating companies and drilling contractor personnel be rigorously trained in well control procedures and in responding to blowouts when they occur. Advanced Blowout and Well Control provides valuable information to help prevent blowouts and minimize their effects.

Formulas and Calculations for Drilling Production and Workover

  • Filename: formulas-and-calculations-for-drilling-production-and-workover.
  • ISBN: 9781856179294
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 293
  • Author: William Lyons
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



A quick reference for day-to-day work out on the rig or a handy study guide for drilling and well control certification courses, Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover has served a generation of oilfield professionals throughout their careers. Compact and readable, Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover, 3rd Edition is a problem solving time saving tool for the most basic or complex predicaments encountered in the field. All formulas and calculations are presented in easy-to-use, step-by-step order, virtually all the mathematics required out on the drilling rig is here in one convenient source, including formulas for pressure gradient, specific gravity, pump output, annular velocity, buoyancy factor, volume and stroke, slug weight, drill string design, cementing, depth of washout, bulk density of cuttings, and stuck pipe. The most complete manual of its kind, Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover, 3rd Edition features 30% new information, including case studies and basis simulations equations. The third edition of this best selling book also includes computational tools and techniques for: unbalanced drilling, horizontal directional and air and gas drilling operations, evaluate ESP performance of wells, design / redesign ESP and recommend changes to improve well's operation, handle special production projects including production string designs for new wells, evaluation of new production methods, scaling in well bores and any other project affecting the operation of Amal area wells. Back-of-the envelope calculations that save time and money Easily evaluate the performance of your well Confidently design or redesign operations that will improve production Handle special production projects with ease

Practical Well Control

  • Filename: practical-well-control.
  • ISBN: 0886981832
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 354
  • Author: Ron Baker
  • Publisher: University of Texas at Austin Petroleum



This completely revised and updated fourth edition is a must for drillers, toolpushers, company representatives, or anyone who requires intermediate and advanced knowledge of well-control techniques and equipment. Designed to be a definitive reference for well-control procedures, it is often used as a text for those attending well-control certification classes. It is now updated to support the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) WellCAP accredited training programs. Also contains appendixes that include H2S procedures, capacity tables, formulas used in well-control calculations, and cross references to MMS regulations and the WellCAP curriculum.

Well Completion and Servicing

  • Filename: well-completion-and-servicing.
  • ISBN: 2710807653
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 325
  • Author: Denis Perrin
  • Publisher: Technip Editions



This book provides technical information on well completion, from drilling in the pay zone to production start-up. It also covers the main methods for artificial lift, and well servicing. The reader will find a discussion of the concepts and equipment that are indispensable for scheduling and designing completion and servicing operations. The book's chief objective is to provide comprehensive information to those who require a thorough understanding of the completion engineer's aims and the resources he needs for oil field development and production. It is particularly well-suited to the needs of the specialist whose field of activity is located upstream from oil and gas production, e.g., geologists, geophysicists, and reservoir, drilling or production facility engineers. It should also be of use to oil company administrative personnel, including those in management, and those in the insurance and legal departments. The text is fully illustrated, thus helping the reader grasp the basics of this highly technical field.Contents: 1. Introduction to completion. 1.1. Main factors influencing completion design. 1.2. Overall approach to a well's flow capacity. 1.3. Major types of completion configurations. 1.4. Main phases in completion. 2. Connecting the pay zone and the borehole. 2.1. Drilling and casing the pay zone. 2.2. Evaluating and restoring the cement job. 2.3. Perforating. 2.4. Treating the pay zone. 2.5. The special case of horizontal wells. 3. The equipment of naturally flowing wells. 3.1. General configuration of flowing well equipment. 3.2. The production wellhead. 3.3. The production string or tubing. 3.4. Packers. 3.5. Downhole equipment. 3.6. Subsurface safety valves. 3.7. Running procedure. 4. Artificial lift. 4.1. Pumping. 4.2. Gas lift. 4.3. Choosing an artificial lift process. 5. Well servicing and workover. 5.1. Main types of operations. 5.2. Light operations on live wells. 5.3. Heavy operations on live wells. 5.4. Operations on killed wells. 5.5. Special cases. Bibliography. Index.

Casing and Liners for Drilling and Completion

  • Filename: casing-and-liners-for-drilling-and-completion.
  • ISBN: 9780128006603
  • Release Date: 2014-06-04
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: Ted G. Byrom
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Once thought of as niche technology, operators today are utilizing more opportunities with casing and liners as formations and environments grow in difficulty, especially with the unconventional oil and gas boom. Casing and liners for Drilling and Completions, 2nd Edition provides the engineer and well designer with up-to-date information on critical properties, mechanics, design basics and newest applications for today’s type of well. Renovated and simplified to cover operational considerations, pressure loads, and selection steps, this handbook gives you the knowledge to execute the essential and fundamental features of casing and liners. Bonus features include: Additional glossary added to explain oil field terminology New appendix on useful every day formulas such as axial stress, shear stress in tubes and principal stress components Listing section of acronyms, notations, symbols and constants for quick reference Concise step-by-step basic casing design procedure with examples Thorough coverage and tips on important field practice for installation topics Advanced methods for critical and horizontal well casing design including hydraulic fracturing Exhaustive appendices on foundational topics: units & nomenclature, solid mechanics, hydrostatics, borehole environment & rock mechanics, and a summary of useful formulas

Subsea Engineering Handbook

  • Filename: subsea-engineering-handbook.
  • ISBN: 9780123978042
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 919
  • Author: Yong Bai
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



Designing and building structures that will withstand the unique challenges that exist in Subsea operations is no easy task. As deepwater wells are drilled to greater depths, engineers are confronted with a new set problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility, to name just a few. A definitive reference for engineers designing, analyzing and instilling offshore structures, Subsea Structural Engineering Handbook provides an expert guide to the key processes, technologies and equipment that comprise contemporary offshore structures. Written in a clear and easy to understand language, the book is based on the authors 30 years of experience in the design, analysis and instillation of offshore structures. This book answers the above mentioned crucial questions as well as covers the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from route selection and planning to design, construction, installation, materials and corrosion, inspection, welding, repair, risk assessment, and applicable design solutions. It yields a roadmap not only for the subsea engineer but also the project managers, estimators and regulatory personnel hoping to gain an appreciation of the overall issues and directed approaches to subsea engineering design solutions. Up-to-date technical overview of deepwater riser engineering Easy to understand Coverage of design, analysis and, stallation Addresses issues concerning both fixed and floating platforms Covers techincal equipment such as Subsea Control Systems, Pressure Piping, Connectors and Equipment Layout as well as Remotely-operated vehicles

Well Production Practical Handbook

  • Filename: well-production-practical-handbook.
  • ISBN: 2710807726
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 540
  • Author: Henri Cholet
  • Publisher: Editions TECHNIP



Gives an overview of field development and well production and offers solutions to practical problems. Topics discussed include well technology, well productivity evaluation and control, stimulation, horizontal and multilateral wells, and production improvement. For each topic, information is provided on basic parameters and physical laws used in well design and productivity control, current equipment and industrial practices, new technologies, and formulae used in well design and completion. Useful for petroleum engineers and oil field operators. Distributed by Enfield. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Air and Gas Drilling Manual

  • Filename: air-and-gas-drilling-manual.
  • ISBN: 0070393125
  • Release Date: 2000-12-07
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: William C. Lyons
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Be prepared for drilling's hottest trend According to the U.S. Department of Energy, by 2005, 30% of all wells will be drilled using gas and air. The Air and Gas Drilling Manual, by William Lyons -- an internationally known expert and holder of nine drilling patents -- lays out everything you need to apply air and gas drilling to all kinds of operations, from the most basic to the most complex, and for the shallowest to the deepest. You’re shown how to: Master the air and gas drilling techniques in vital industries: construction and development of water wells, monitoring wells, geotechnical boreholes, mining operations boreholes, and more Calculate volumetric flow and compressor requirements. Drill with stable foam, unstable foam, and aerated liquids (as well as gas and air) Handle the special considerations of deep hole drilling Perform direct and reverse-flow circulation calculations Specify drills, collars, and casings Engineer and operate specialized downhole projects Plan operations and choose air package contractors

Modern Well Design

  • Filename: modern-well-design.
  • ISBN: 9054106336
  • Release Date: 1996-01-01
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Bernt S. Aadnoy
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Modern Well Design provides a systematic approach to improve the planning and the design of petroleum wells, and it contains a number of new and original contributions. Borehole stability issues are presented in a simple and understandable manner. Methods to estimate in-situ stresses and fracturing gradients are given. Also simple correlation methods to evaluate borehole collapse are given. In particular time-dependent hole problems are analysed. One of the most important chapters deals with a new method to define to optimal mud weight used to drill a new well. Field cases demonstrate improvements in a number of wells using this method. Hydraulic optimisation is also treated. For long reach wells new flow criteria are derived, which ensure good hole cleaning. The complete casing design process is reviewed, and the direct application of geomechanics is shown. This includes casing design and pressure testing. A complete design example is given, structured for easy verification and modification. A separate chapter is included on high-pressure-high-temperature (HPHT) wells. In addition, in order to supply a complete well design, a number of related issues are treated like operational problems and mud ballooning. To a large extent, the book covers application of geology and geomechanics into the well design process. In addition to serving as a text book, it is a good reference book for practising geologists and petroleum engineers. Rock mechanics specialists will find it an important tool for finding information on borehole stability problem modelling and in-situ stress determination.

The Bar Book

  • Filename: the-bar-book.
  • ISBN: 9781452130279
  • Release Date: 2014-06-03
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Jeffrey Morgenthaler
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books



Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.

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