Sustainable Oil and Gas Development Series: Drilling Engineering delivers research materials and emerging technologies that conform sustainability drilling criteria. Starting with ideal zero-waste solutions in drilling and long-term advantages, the reference discusses the sustainability approach through the use of non-linear solutions and works its way through the most conventional practices and procedures used today. Step-by-step formulations and examples are provided to demonstrate how to look at conventional practices versus sustainable approaches with eventually diverging towards a more sustainable alternative. Emerging technologies are covered and detailed sustainability analysis is included. Economic considerations, analysis, and long-term consequences, focusing on risk management round out the with conclusions and a extensive glossary. Sustainable Oil and Gas Development Series: Drilling Engineering gives today's petroleum and drilling engineers a guide how to analyze and evaluate their operations in a more environmentally-driven way.
- Proposes sustainable technical criteria and strategies for today's most common drilling practices such as horizontal drilling, managed pressure drilling, and unconventional shale activity
- Discusses economic benefits and development challenges to invest in environmentally-friendly operations
- Highlights the most recent research, analysis, and challenges that remain including global optimization
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1. Introduction 2. Environmental Sustainability 3. State of the Art of Drilling Engineering 4. Advances in Directional Drilling 5. Advances in Horizontal Well Drilling 6. Advances in Drilling Technologies 7. Drilling in Unconventional Terrains 8. Offshore Drilling 9. Global Optimization 10. Conclusions
M. Rafiqul Islam is currently the President of Emertec Research and Development Ltd., a company he co-founded in late 1980's. Previously, he spent over 20 years as Professor, Research Chair and Director for various Universities, including Killam Chair at Dalhousie University. He earned Diplome d'État in petroleum production engineering from Institut Algérien du Pétrole. He then attended graduate programs at the University of Texas Austin and the University of Alberta, from where he received a M.Sc. and a Ph.D., both in petroleum engineering. He has been awarded multiple awards, including the Einstein Gold Medal from the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, which is the highest honor. He has over 700 publications to his name, including dozens of books in several disciplines and multiple TV appearances within Canada and worldwide.
Hossain, M. Enamul
M. Enamul Hossain is currently the Statoil Chair in Reservoir Engineering at the Memorial Univerersity of Newfoundland, specializing in the area of reservoir engineering and management, reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation, enhanced oil recovery, improved oil recovery, and sustainable drilling operations. He has over 22 years' experience as an engineer, administrator, and faculty member. He has earned seven patents, published five books, authored numerous journal articles and taught at several workshops around the world. He earned a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from BUET, Bangladesh, a M.Sc. in petroleum and mineral resource engineering from University of Alberta, a MBA in business administration and a PhD in petroleum engineering, both from Dalhousie University. Dr. Hossain is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institution of Engineers.