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In his book, the author has updated and rewritten the overview of both offshore and land drilling technology and operations. Steve Devereux takes the reader through the entire process of drilling an oil well and explains all drilling operations in detail. the key topics of environment protection, safety, regulations and costs, have been addressed in this updated publication. Among the issues covered in the book there are drilling geology, reservoir formation, drilling land and offshore exploration wells; planning of the drilling process, selection of the drilling rig and rig equipment, horizontal and directional drilling techniques, drilling fluids and bits, well control,aand evaluation, casing, cementing, environmental and safety matters. Also, new chapter has been added in this release, addressing the process of getting work in the drilling industry.