The originally declared objectives of the present guidelines were to help ensure and further improve the safety of the Supply and Rig moving operations commonly carried out in the NWEA, standing for the North West European Area and to provide comprehensive guidance on reducing or eliminating hazards and risks faced in the course of such operations.

The book starts with the list of signatories to this document, followed by other introductory info, including applicability of the guidelines, overview of the legislation, document control etc. Then the part of the book comes devoted to the responsibilities, both individual and general, while the next part covers the operations themselves, including those in port, voyage planning, weather, cargo handling and securing, vessel routing, instructions for safe sailing, relevant cargo documentation etc.

And the rest of the chapters address the bulk cargo operations including the overview of potential hazards, vessel and installation responsibilities and other matters, rig moving - planning, equipment, rig moving and towing operations, anchor handling etc., contractor management, risk management, avoidance of the collision-related risks, emergency situations, training and competency as well as the manning of the vessels involves, security provision in port and at the installation. There are numerous appendices with supplementary information required for the safe completion of the operations.

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In this publication the authors thoroughly explain the modern MWD (standing for the Measurement While Drilling) technology. It offers really unique approaches to high data rate oil well logging. In addition to that, the hardware design and telemetry and signal processing are covered in this publication.

This book is only one available today, that addresses the development of the mud pulse telemetry from the very first principles. The authors, Yinao Su and Wilson Chin, tried to adapt the principles of sound acoustics to signal processing and wind tunnel testing. they have also managed to provide readers with the thorough and clear explanations of the most important aspects of MWD, applying the latest scientific ideas and technical principles demonstrating the limitations of those systems and the ways to overcome subject limitations.

In short, the publication shall be greatly appreciated by the technical personnel of the drilling installations, and particularly to those directly engaged in the drilling activities.

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One of the best and most comprehensive publications devoted to the organization and performing drilling operations. The authors of the volume have covered absolutely all technologies commonly involved in the drilling process.

As a result, this document covers the general operational matters of the oil and gas well drilling; in addition to that, they have also tackled not so obvious but equally important aspects of drilling operations, such as the optimization, contingency planning, troubleshooting and problem-solving, and even economics.

One separate chapter has been dedicated to the DPD, standing for the Drilling Policy Document, which shall be used by the operating companies as the back-bone for their drilling operations.

The whole process of selection and acceptance of the drilling rigs has been discussed; finally, both land and offshore drilling operations have been broken down into parts presented as a flow chart. Assumption is made that the readers of the volume are familiar with the basic drilling equipment and technologies involved.

It is a really indispensable training publication for all employees of the drilling industry from the newcomers and trainees to the practicing drilling engineers.

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The aims and objectives of the present anchor handling course developed by Maersk is to promote the safest and most efficient ways of performing anchor handling operations by means of enhancing the knowledge and skills of the bridge teams.

The material include abbreviations used during the course, introductory part, calculations, examples of anchor deployment, various anchor handling equipment explained in detail, ship handling and maneuvering techniques, drilling unit operations and many more.

Taking into account that the main content was prepared by the Maersk specialists, we would highly recommend this training to all people directly engaged in planning or actual performance of the anchoring operations offshore.

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The title of this publication is quite self-explanatory.... this official release by the National Research Council is dedicated to one of the catastrophic offshore disasters in the history - the blowout of the Macondo Well which has eventually resulted in the huge oil spill in the Mexican Gulf.

The authors of this document are the recognized experts in the various offshore related fields including petroleum engineering, marine systems, geophysics, risk analysis and others - they have tried to perform the analysis of the reasons and consequences of what actually occurred in order to provide a series of valuable recommendations for the offshore oil and gas industry; this would really help to avoid the future losses or at least to reduce their likelihood to the minimum.

Obviously, their efforts and the importance of the present report to the safety of the offshore workers and protection of the environment is highly appreciated and can never be overestimated. That was a terrible case and participants of the offshore activities shall learn a lesson.

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The present offshore handbook was specifically prepared to empower the practicing engineers working in the offshore oil and gas industry to better understand the rapidly growing markets of today's energy sector. They will have a chance to get familiar with the industry including complicated deep-water operations, properly understand the full range of this business, with particular attention being paid to the potential environmental aspects as well as future challenges; they will also be able to get new technical knowledge and exposure on the standards and real life case studies.

Brief contents below - Introduction; Offshore oil and gas; Formation, accumulation and composition; Definition of oil and gas - conventional crude oil, natural gas, gas condensate, gas hydrates, opportunity crudes, high acid crudes, foamy oil, heavy oil, extra heavy oil, tar sand bitumen, resources and reserves. The go-to glossary of the special terminology used in the industry has also been included for quick and easy reference. Recommended to all people engaged in any offshore exploration and/or production activities because of the amount of the information provided and the way it is presented.

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The natural gas has been in use by human, serving as a practical fuel for almost two centuries. However, the demand for it has significantly developed quite recently, within past several decades, and the main reason for that was the difficulty with storage and transportation of the has in comparison to the various liquid fuels.

In the beginning, natural gas was in use only in the fields where it was produced, and the excess production was either flared or vented to the atmosphere, especially that was true talking about the gas which was produced along with the oil.

Further development of the pipelines/compressors featuring much larger diameters and higher pressures together with the development of the technology necessary for the storage of gas in the reservoirs, has eventually resulted in the increased demand for the natural gas and for the more effective technology of its production and transportation.

As a result, the price obtained for the gas has also increased. The difference in the maximum and average selling price of the gas was quite significant because of the extremely big quantities of gas sold at low prices under the long-term contracts which were made many years back...

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The content of the present publication shall definitely be treated as a very valuable training asset in the technical library for absolutely all petroleum engineering students; in the meantime, it will also be of great interest to the offshore industry veterans continuing to work in the oil fields.

Two authors of this publication did their best to combine a rigorous (but still easily understandable) approach with its application to the environmental and, in particular, engineering in order to get important engineering problems that the engineers and geologists face on the daily basis solved.

The book covers the aspects of the oil/gas occurrences in the various regions, hydrogeochemical field, geobaric and geotemperature field, geo-fluid-dynamics, generation and migration of hydrocarbons together with their accumulation, qualitative criteria, geologo-mathematical models, and other important information expected to be useful for the drilling engineers.

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