Hydraulic Rig Technology and Operations delivers the full spectrum of topics critical to running a hydraulic rig. Also referred to as a snubbing unit, this single product covers all the specific specialties and knowledge needed to keep production going, from their history, to components and equipment. Also included are the practical calculations, uses, drilling examples, and technology used today. Supported by definitions, seal materials and shapes, and Q&A sections within chapters, this book gives drilling engineers the answers they need to effectively run and manage hydraulic rigs from anywhere in the world.
- Presents the full range of hydraulic machinery in drilling engineering, including basic theory, calculations, definitions and name conventions
- Helps readers gain practical knowledge on day-to-day operations, troubleshooting, and decision-making through real-life examples
- Includes Q&A quizzes that help users test their knowledge
Please Note: This is an On Demand product, delivery may take up to 11 working days after payment has been received.
1. History of Snubbing 2. Snubbing Unit Components 3. Snubbing Unit Equipment Features 4. Snubbing Theory and Calculations 5. Oilfield Uses of Hydraulic Rigs 6. Hydraulic Rig Drilling
Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations B: Glossary C: Seal Materials and Elastomers D: Seal Shapes and Types E: Answer Keys for all Quizzes
Les Skinner, PE is currently an independent consultant, helping operators prepare policy and operating manuals including drilling operations, safety, completion operations, and workover operation manuals. Previously, he worked for Chevron, PetroSkills, Shell, Cudd Pressure, and Neal Adams Firefighters assisting in blowout, firefighting, and restoration of wells and production facilities in Kuwait following the invasion by Iraq. He earned a BS in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University. Les has served on multiple API and SPE committees. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, a certified IADC WellCap Well Control Supervisor, and a member of SPE, AADE, ASME, AIChE, and ICoTA.