The Drilling Engineering Workbook is a correspondence (distributed learning) course which covers the important elements of drilling a well. The emphasis is on the theory behind these drilling elements in order to develop a greater understanding of the principles involved in drilling a well. This is a lesson-by-lesson distributed learning course. Individuals should study each section and then answer the related questions at the end of the section. Supplementary reading is suggested throughout the text. This workbook, along with the related supplementary reading, should provide a sound basis for anyone involved in those services involved in drilling a well.
The single most important step to blowout prevention is closing the blowout preventers when the well kicks. The decision to do so may well be the most important of your working life. It ranks with keeping the hole full of fluid as a matter of extreme importance in drilling operations. The successful detection and handling of threatened blowouts (‘kicks’) is a matter of maximum importance to our company. Considerable study and experience has enabled the industry to develop simple and easily understood procedures for detecting and controlling threatened blowouts. It is extremely important that supervisory personnel have a thorough understanding of these procedures as they apply to Saudi Aramco operated drilling rigs.
This book offers a fundamental and practical introduction to the use of computational methods, particularly finite element methods, in the simulation of fluid flows in porous media. It is the first book to cover a wide variety of flows, including single-phase, two-phase, black oil, volatile, compositional, non-isothermal, and chemical compositional flows in both ordinary porous and fractured porous media. In addition, a range of computational methods are used, and benchmark problems of nine comparative solution projects organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers are presented for the first time in book form. Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media reviews multiphase flow equations and computational methods to introduce basic terminologies and notation. A thorough discussion of practical aspects of the subject is presented in a consistent manner, and the level of treatment is rigorous without being unnecessarily abstract. Each chapter ends with bibliographic information and exercises.
Name: Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media
Author: Zhangxin Chen, Guanren Huan, Yuanle Ma
Paperback: 531 Pages
Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematic (March 30, 2006)
This two-volume set of books encompasses well production operations from the time the first potential oil or gas horizon is penetrated until the well is abandoned. Primary focus is on well completions, workovers, and stimulation, which are key and critical to producing operations.
These books emphasize the importance of total reservoir description including geology and fluid flow characteristics, the role of effective communication between the reservoir and the wellbore, the pitfalls of flow restriction around the wellbore, the importance of knowing where fluids are and where they are moving, and the problems of excluding undesired fluids.
All these factors become more important in the areas of waterflooding and enhanced methods to maximize recovery of increasingly valuable hydrocarbon fluids. Practical approaches to defining and solving these problems constitutes the substance of these volumes.
Name: Production Operations: Well Completions, Workover, and Stimulation
Written by the Shale Shaker Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, originally of the American Association of Drilling Engineers, the authors of this book are some of the most well-respected names in the world for drilling. The first edition, Shale Shakers and Drilling Fluid Systems, was only on shale shakers, a very important piece of machinery on a drilling rig that removes drill cuttings. The original book has been much expanded to include many other aspects of drilling solids control, including chapters on drilling fluids, cut-point curves, mud cleaners, and many other pieces of equipment that were not covered in the original book.
The petroleum geologist and engineer must have a working knowledge of petrophysics in order to find oil reservoirs, devise the best plan for getting it out of the ground, then start drilling. This book offers the engineer and geologist a manual to accomplish these goals, providing much-needed calculations and formulas on fluid flow, rock properties, and many other topics that are encountered every day. New updated material covers topics that have emerged in the petrochemical industry since 1997.
Name: Petrophysics: Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties