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.
- Drilling and Production Hoisting Equipment- Hoisting Tool Inspection and Maintenance Procedures- Pump Performance Charts- Rotary Table and Bushings- Rig Maintenance of Drill Collars- Drilling Bits and Downhole Tools
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Chapter 1 Drilling Mud and Completion Systems
Chapter 2 Drilling String: Composition and Design
Chapter 3 Air and Gas Drilling
Chapter 4 Directional Drilling
Chapter 5 Selection of Drilling Practies
Chapter 6 Well Pressure Control
Chapter 7 Fishing Operations and Equipment
Chapter 8 Casing and Casing String Design
Chapter 9 Well Cementing
Chapter 10 Tubing and Tubing String Design
Chapter 11 Environmental Considerations
William C. Lyons, Ph.D., P.E. (retired), holds nine patents in industrial drilling and has been responsible for the development of several important innovations in drilling and production technology. He is the lead Editor of the Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, 3rd edition, publishing with Elsevier and co-author of several other professional books in drilling and production engineering for the petroleum industry. Dr. Lyons was a Professor in Petroleum Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology for 30 years. He also served two one-year tours as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs during his academic career. Since retiring from teaching, Dr. Lyons is currently a Technical Learning Advisor with Chevron's Clear Leader Center in Houston, TX.