||Dr. Paul Bommer
||The University of Texas
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This seventh edition of the Primer has been significantly expanded and supplemented with more than 220 colorful illustrations and photographs as well as enhanced graphics and content. The materials presented in the book cover the whole process of drilling a well, from exploration to completion of the well. The contents as follows - Introduction; History; Cable-tool and rotary drilling; Rotary rig types; People and companies; Oil and gas occurence and characteristics; The drill site; Rig components; Rigging up; Normal drilling operations; Formation evaluation; Completing the well; Special operations; Environmental concerns and rig safety; Conclusion.