||Ken Fraser, Jim Peden, Andrew Kenworthy
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In the present publication dedicated to the drilling operations, all the technologies involved in this process, have been addressed. The book not only covers the obvious operational aspects of drilling oil wells and gas wells, but also tackles a bit less obvious but still equally important fields of Contingency Planning, Economics, Optomosation, Contracts, and Problem-solving. A chapter is devoted to the creation of a Drilling Policy Document which can be used by the operating company as the back bone for its operations. The process os selection and acceptance of drilling rig is discussed in detail and finally Land and Offshore Operations are broken down into their component parts in a flow chart format. In order to fit all this into a manageable sized text has meant making the assumption that readers of the book are already familiar with drilling equipment and terminology. Furthermore, a multiplicity of units have been used in this book, reflecting current industry indecision on a standard. It is also assumed by the authors that readers are conversant with these units or at least have access to conversion tables.