Drilling Down

Drilling Down

Chapter 4 Offshore Drilling and Production: A Short History Drilling in Louisiana's marshes and shallow waters is as old as anyone there can remember, ...

Author: Joseph A. Tainter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441976779

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

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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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Data Coach s Guide to Improving Learning for All Students

The Data Coach s Guide to Improving Learning for All Students

Drilling down into student-learning data is the process of looking more and more deeply at ... The drill-down moves through sequential layers of analysis, ...

Author: Nancy Love

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412950015

Category: Education

Page: 383

View: 994

The authors illustrate how to use data as a catalyst for significant, systematic, and continuous improvement in instruction and learning. Includes a CD-ROM with slides and reproducibles.
Categories: Education

Drilling Down

Drilling Down

How to track customers using simple value metrics, set up early warning reports to alert you to positive or negative changes, and launch a marketing action with customers flagged by the reports.

Author: Jim Novo

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 1591135192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 634

How to track customers using simple value metrics, set up early warning reports to alert you to positive or negative changes, and launch a marketing action with customers flagged by the reports.
Categories: Business & Economics

Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program

Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program

Each time the motor stalled and the bit was picked up off bottom , more hole was lost . After drilling down to approximately 7 or 8 ...

Author: Ocean Drilling Program

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435029454584

Category: Borings

Page:

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Categories: Borings

Fundamentals and Applications of Bionic Drilling Fluids

Fundamentals and Applications of Bionic Drilling Fluids

125 well in 1414À1143 m (Shaer) was being drilled, it took 7 h to start pumping and redressing. drilling down to 1271.34 m, resistance appeared, ...

Author: Guancheng Jiang

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323905749

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 216

Theories and Technologies of Bionic Drilling Fluids covers the development and use of bionics in drilling fluids. The book considers technical challenges and upgrades to existing drilling fluid technology, presenting a case for the use of bionics in the petroleum industry alongside environmental protection. In response to the increasing need for novel technologies, the title includes insights on how nature-inspired technologies can be successfully developed to help researchers and technicians harness the power of bionics to solve practical challenges. This volume presents over a decade's worth of original research on bionic drilling fluids, offering scientists and engineers a comprehensive handbook. Drilling fluid has contributed to the safe, efficient and smooth implementation of drilling engineering for over a century. However, in recent years, oil and gas reserves have been discovered in difficult-to-access, extreme environments such as the deep ocean. Consequently, geological and ground conditions have become increasingly complex, posing a challenge to resource exploration and development. Bionics, the imitation of characteristics, structures, functions and principles from nature, offers a new approach to drilling fluid technology. Highlights the environmental aspects of bionics in drilling fluids Offers a concise and clear guide to new theories and technologies in bionic drilling fluids Combines over a decade of original research with practical experience in petroleum extraction and development Provides efficient and low-cost technical means for solving drilling fluid-related technical problems Presents techniques already used by over 35 oil and gas fields, and in 12 countries around the world
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Xero For Dummies

Xero For Dummies

Here's how you can explore this area: View all paid bill information by drilling down through the Paid tab. Paid bills can also be printed from this area.

Author: Heather Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780730319382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 121

Master Xero in a flash to streamline accounting and manage more effectively Xero For Dummies is a user-friendly guide to the accounting software that's revolutionising the industry. Whether you're setting up Xero from scratch, converting to Xero from another accounting software, or just want to get more out of Xero, this book provides an in-depth understanding of how the software works, and how to use it to manage your business more effectively. This second edition has been updated to cover the new and improved features, including better file storage, purchase order, and report generation, extended coverage of the Xero add-on ecosystem, and more, with all new screenshots that show you exactly what to do. You'll learn how to automatically import and code bank transactions, set up accounts, customers, and suppliers, synchronise data, and generate reports that give you the information you need to manage your business more effectively. Xero has changed the game in the accounting software industry. Their completely cloud-based single ledger system allows business owners to monitor their financial position in real time, and eliminates the need for endless data entry, backups, and software upgrades. Xero For Dummies is the only Xero-endorsed guide to getting the most out of the software, walking you through the basics to advanced use. Save time reconciling with automatic imports and intuitive coding Manage inventory, customers, suppliers, and more Simplify accounts and deal with multi-currency transactions Synchronise data seamlessly across multiple business platforms From setting up your accounting system through to more detailed operational usage, this book contains tried-and-tested techniques that will help you optimise revenue, profits, and cash flow. Xero can streamline your accounting process and help you be a better manager — to wield it effectively, Xero For Dummies is the complete, informative guide you need.
Categories: Business & Economics

Drilling in Extreme Environments

Drilling in Extreme Environments

5.4.2 Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) ... The water is pumped down through the drill pipe and escapes ...

Author: Yoseph Bar-Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527626632

Category: Science

Page: 827

View: 299

Uniquely comprehensive and up to date, this book covers terrestrial as well as extraterrestrial drilling and excavation, combining the technology of drilling with the state of the art in robotics. The authors come from industry and top ranking public and corporate research institutions and provide here real-life examples, problems, solutions and case studies, backed by color photographs throughout. The result is a must-have for oil companies and all scientists involved in planetary research with robotic probes. With a foreword by Harrison "Jack" Schmitt -- the first geologist to drill on the moon.
Categories: Science

Deep Drilling in Crystalline Bedrock

Deep Drilling in Crystalline Bedrock

Volume 2: Review of Deep Drilling Projects, Technology, Sciences and Prospects for ... Moore SD (1987) US deep drilling costs down for fourth straight year.

Author: A. Boden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642734557

Category: Science

Page: 538

View: 278

This book presents the results of the Third International Symposium on Observation of the Continental Crust through Drilling held in Mora and Orsa, Sweden, September 7 - 10, 1987. Volume 2 reviews new and general information on geology, geophysics, rock mechanics, geochemistry, drilling techniques and drilling problems in very deep holes of the FRG, USA and the Soviet Union. The proceedings are invaluable for earth scientists as well as for exploiters of geoenergy and other natural resources in the crust. Volume 1 summarizes the results of the Deep Gas Project in the Siljan impact structure, Sweden, including papers dealing with general aspects of astroblemes. It is of interest to all researchers working in the drilling industry and those interested in the problem of "deep gas".
Categories: Science

The Drilling Manual

The Drilling Manual

Using a suitable sub, the screen is run into the hole on the drill pipe. It is washed down using clean water circulation and a minimum of rotation.

Author: Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee Limited

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439814215

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

View: 845

An Invaluable Reference for Members of the Drilling Industry, from Owner–Operators to Large Contractors, and Anyone Interested In Drilling Developed by one of the world’s leading authorities on drilling technology, the fifth edition of The Drilling Manual draws on industry expertise to provide the latest drilling methods, safety, risk management, and management practices, and protocols. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and techniques, this edition thoroughly updates the fourth edition and introduces entirely new topics. It includes new coverage on occupational health and safety, adds new sections on coal seam gas, sonic and coil tube drilling, sonic drilling, Dutch cone probing, in hole water or mud hammer drilling, pile top drilling, types of grouting, and improved sections on drilling equipment and maintenance. New sections on drilling applications include underground blast hole drilling, coal seam gas drilling (including well control), trenchless technology and geothermal drilling. It contains heavily illustrated chapters that clearly convey the material. This manual incorporates forward-thinking technology and details good industry practice for the following sectors of the drilling industry: Blast Hole Environmental Foundation/Construction Geotechnical Geothermal Mineral Exploration Mineral Production and Development Oil and Gas: On-shore Seismic Trenchless Technology Water Well The Drilling Manual, Fifth Edition provides you with the most thorough information about the "what," "how," and "why" of drilling. An ideal resource for drilling personnel, hydrologists, environmental engineers, and scientists interested in subsurface conditions, it covers drilling machinery, methods, applications, management, safety, geology, and other related issues.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program

Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program

The third hole was to be drilled down just short of the XCB hole's total depth and then continuously RCB cored to a depth of 800 mbsf.

Author: Ocean Drilling Program

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00999446X

Category: Borings

Page:

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Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids

Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids

With regard to the critical size required for bridging, it was shown by Coberly (1937) that because of jamming, particles down to one-third the size of a ...

Author: Ryen Caenn

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780123838599

Category: Science

Page: 720

View: 323

The petroleum industry in general has been dominated by engineers and production specialists. The upstream segment of the industry is dominated by drilling/completion engineers. Usually, neither of those disciplines have a great deal of training in the chemistry aspects of drilling and completing a well prior to its going on production. The chemistry of drilling fluids and completion fluids have a profound effect on the success of a well. For example, historically the drilling fluid costs to drill a well have averaged around 7% of the overall cost of the well, before completion. The successful delivery of up to 100% of that wellbore, in many cases may be attributable to the fluid used. Considered the "bible" of the industry, Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids, first written by Walter Rogers in 1948, and updated on a regular basis thereafter, is a key tool to achieving successful delivery of the wellbore. In its Sixth Edition, Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids has been updated and revised to incorporate new information on technology, economic, and political issues that have impacted the use of fluids to drill and complete oil and gas wells. With updated content on Completion Fluids and Reservoir Drilling Fluids, Health, Safety & Environment, Drilling Fluid Systems and Products, new fluid systems and additives from both chemical and engineering perspectives, Wellbore Stability, adding the new R&D on water-based muds, and with increased content on Equipment and Procedures for Evaluating Drilling Fluid Performance in light of the advent of digital technology and better manufacturing techniques, Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids has been thoroughly updated to meet the drilling and completion engineer's needs. Explains a myriad of new products and fluid systems Cover the newest API/SI standards New R&D on water-based muds New emphases on Health, Safety & Environment New Chapter on waste management and disposal
Categories: Science

Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology Exploration Drilling Production

Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology  Exploration  Drilling   Production

Microfossils Wells are rarely drilled down to basement rock. That would be too expensive. Instead a well is drilled down to a drilling target, ...

Author: Norman J. Hyne

Publisher: PennWell Books, LLC

ISBN: 9781593709778

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 724

View: 772

In this popular text that has trained thousands in the petroleum industry for years, Dr. Norman Hyne takes readers through upstream operations--from how oil and gas are formed; how to find commercial quantities; how to drill, evaluate, and complete a well--all the way through production and improved oil recovery. He uses lots of pictures, graphs, and illustrations to aid readers in understanding topics and to provide necessary visuals. Read it cover-to-cover as a complete primer, read it a section at a time as it comes up in your profession, and keep it handy as a quick reference. New to this edition: • A chapter on unconventional oil and gas (including gas shales) • Modern tools used in well logging • Modern drilling rig methods and equipment • Expanded glossary includes 1,500 new terms • More figures and plates • Up-to-date statistics
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Scientific Ocean Drilling

Scientific Ocean Drilling

There would be no deep drilling down to the Mohorovičić discontinuity; drilling in ice-covered regions could not be undertaken; and drilling in very shallow ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309219013

Category: Science

Page: 158

View: 552

Through direct exploration of the subseafloor, U.S.-supported scientific ocean drilling programs have significantly contributed to a broad range of scientific accomplishments in Earth science disciplines, shaping understanding of Earth systems and enabling new fields of inquiry. Scientific Ocean Drilling: Accomplishments and Challenges reviews the scientific accomplishments of U.S.-supported scientific ocean drilling over the past four decades. The book evaluates how the programs (Deep Sea Drilling Project [DSDP], 1968-1983, Ocean Drilling Program [ODP], 1984-2003, and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program [IODP], 2003-2013) have shaped understanding of Earth systems and Earth history and assessed the role of scientific ocean drilling in enabling new fields of inquiry. This book also assesses the potential for transformative discoveries for the next proposed phase of scientific ocean drilling, which is scheduled to run from 2013 to 2023. The programs' technological innovations have played a strong role in these accomplishments. The science plan for the proposed 2013-2023 program presents a strong case for the continuation of scientific ocean drilling. Each of the plan's four themes identifies compelling challenges with potential for transformative science that could only be addressed through scientific ocean drilling, although some challenges appear to have greater potential than others. Prioritizing science plan challenges and integrating multiple objectives into single expeditions would help use resources more effectively, while encouraging technological innovations would continue to increase the potential for groundbreaking science.
Categories: Science

Air and Gas Drilling Manual

Air and Gas Drilling Manual

As shown in Figure 11-10, a three-well solution using a dedicated target production well (i.e., Well #1) as the target for two 4° directionally drilled down ...

Author: William C. Lyons

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780128157923

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 358

Air and Gas Drilling Manual, Fourth Edition: Applications for Oil, Gas and Geothermal Fluid Recovery Wells, and Specialized Construction Boreholes, and the History and Advent of the Directional DTH delivers the fundamentals and current methods needed for engineers and managers engaged in drilling operations. Packed with updates, this reference discusses the engineering modelling and planning aspects of underbalanced drilling, the impacts of technological advances in high angle and horizontal drilling, and the importance of new production from shale. in addition, an in-depth discussion is included on well control model planning considerations for completions, along with detailed calculation examples using Mathcad. This book will update the petroleum and drilling engineer with a much-needed reference to stay on top of drilling methods and new applications in today's operations. Provides key drilling concepts and applications, including unconventional activity and directional well by gas drilling Updated with new information and data on managed pressure drilling, foam drilling, and aerated fluid drilling Includes practical appendices with Mathcad equation solutions
Categories: Science

Employment on Offshore Drilling Platforms COMPLETE COURSE

Employment on Offshore Drilling Platforms COMPLETE COURSE

In cased hole completions, the well will be drilled down past the section of the formation desired for production and will have casing or a liner run in ...

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 304

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 307 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Categories: Business & Economics

How to find a job on Offshore Drilling Rigs

How to find a job on Offshore Drilling Rigs

In cased hole completions, the well will be drilled down past the section of the formation desired for production and will have casing or a liner run in ...

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 814

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 301 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Categories: Business & Economics

The technological process on Offshore Drilling Platforms for fresher candidates

The technological process on Offshore Drilling Platforms for fresher candidates

In cased hole completions, the well will be drilled down past the section of the formation desired for production and will have casing or a liner run in ...

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

View: 611

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 309 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Categories: Business & Economics

200 technical questions and answers for job interview Offshore Drilling Rigs

200 technical questions and answers for job interview Offshore Drilling Rigs

In cased hole completions, the well will be drilled down past the section of the formation desired for production and will have casing or a liner run in ...

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 874

The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. Since these questions are so common, hiring managers will expect you to be able to answer them smoothly and without hesitation. This eBook contains 200 questions and answers for job interview and as a BONUS web addresses to 309 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process. This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Categories: Business & Economics