A Primer of Oilwell Drilling

Author(s) Dr. Paul Bommer
Publisher The University of Texas
Date 2008
Pages 191
Format pdf
Size 1 Mb







This is the seventh edition of the popular Primer - it has been significantly expanded and supplemented with more than two hundred of colorful illustrations and photos 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 occurrence 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.

The publication has already proven very helpful when teaching the fundamentals of the oil well drilling to the non-experienced people and newcomers to the industry. The content of the book covers literally all important matters, from conception of the very first derrick and up to the modern and technically sophisticated drilling equipment of today.

The readers will be provided with a well-rounded general information on how the oil well drilling actually takes place. It is very easy to read and follow so may be recommended for the college courses. The graphics are excellent and explanations are kept at a basic level to be easily understood by all people regardless of their experience.

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