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.

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

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

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

The Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All

  • Filename: the-drybar-guide-to-good-hair-for-all.
  • ISBN: 9781613129883
  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Alli Webb
  • Publisher: Abrams



Picture this. Your hair is a mess and you feel like a nut. You open your Drybar book and you feel better already! The Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All is the ultimate handbook for at-home hairstyling. Author Alli Webb, a long-time stylist and life-long curly hair girl, founded Drybar in 2010 as an affordable luxury—offering women a great blowout in a beautiful and fun atmosphere. Today, there are more than 60 Drybars across the country, with more opening every day. Drybar’s book makes it easy for women to get the Drybar look at home. Webb shares her tried and true tricks and tips in three in-depth sections featuring more than 100 style-inspiration photograph and step-by-step tutorials. Bright, upbeat, and loaded with style and substance, this book will give readers everywhere a good hair day at home!

The Social Roots of Risk

  • Filename: the-social-roots-of-risk.
  • ISBN: 9780804791403
  • Release Date: 2014-07-23
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Kathleen Tierney
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press



The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina showed that first world nations remain vulnerable. The Social Roots of Risk argues against the widespread notion that cataclysmic occurrences are singular events, driven by forces beyond our control. Instead, Kathleen Tierney contends that disasters of all types—be they natural, technological, or economic—are rooted in common social and institutional sources. Put another way, risks and disasters are produced by the social order itself—by governing bodies, organizations, and groups that push for economic growth, oppose risk-reducing regulation, and escape responsibility for tremendous losses when they occur. Considering a wide range of historical and looming events—from a potential mega-earthquake in Tokyo that would cause devastation far greater than what we saw in 2011, to BP's accident history prior to the 2010 blowout—Tierney illustrates trends in our behavior, connecting what seem like one-off events to illuminate historical patterns. Like risk, human resilience also emerges from the social order, and this book makes a powerful case that we already have a significant capacity to reduce the losses that disasters produce. A provocative rethinking of the way that we approach and remedy disasters, The Social Roots of Risk leaves readers with a better understanding of how our own actions make us vulnerable to the next big crisis—and what we can do to prevent it.

Oil from prospect to pipeline

  • Filename: oil-from-prospect-to-pipeline.
  • ISBN: 0872016358
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 146
  • Author: Robert R. Wheeler
  • Publisher: Gulf Publishing Company



Oil?From Prospect to Pipeline was the original non-technical book written about the oil and gas industry. A ?common sense, brass tacks guide, ? this classic was originally published by Gulf Publishing Company in 1958 and has gone through four editions. With the oil and gas industry experiencing rapid new growth, this is an exciting time for newcomers to the field to get involved, and this reprint of a Gulf classic is the perfect introduction. An interesting read for veterans of the industry and a valuable textbook for students, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of oil production, plus: An Oil Dictionary Abbreviations in oil reports Typical legal forms Overview of geological terminology and technical terms And much more!

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