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Offshore Drilling books

Offshore Drilling Books

Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language - Author Steve Devereux has revised and rewritten his overview of onshore and offshore drilling operations and technology. The new second edition includes additional chapters that cover working in the drilling industry, working in remote locations, and advanced drilling techniques, and includes an additional section about managing costs.


A Primer of Oilwell Drilling - This new expanded and colorful edition features enhanced content and graphics. With a new engineering perspective supplied by author and industry expert Dr. Paul M. Bommer, Senior Lecturer of Petroleum Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, this Primer remains the comprehensive first reader of the oilwell drilling industry. It contains over 220 vibrant photos and illustrations, covering drilling processes both on land and offshore, from exploration to well completion. Includes a glossary of drilling terms.


OILFIELD SURVIVAL GUIDE - is the ultimate resource to help manage oilfield risk and avoid mistakes by increasing your oil and gas knowledge and intelligence, utilizing a variety of methods, including: / Tactics: Short and to the point guidelines to reduce risk and instill principles of oilfield survival / Short Stories: Experience from the mistakes of others. / Fatalities: Detailed analysis of oil and gas tragedies. / Court Cases: Jury trials, expert witness testimony, and legal opinions on a variety of oil and gas cases. / Procedures: Step-by-step process to create oilfield procedures and checklists, along with multiple examples.  Over 1,000 oil and gas incidents analyzed to create Oilfield Survival Guide.


Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production, and Workover - Starting with a review of basic equations, calculations, and featuring many examples, this handy reference offers a quick look-up of topics such as drilling fluids, pressure control, engineering calculations, and air and gas calculations. The formulas and calculations are provided in either English field units or in metric units.  This edition includes additional coverage on cementing, subsea considerations, well hydraulics, especially calculating for hydraulic fracturing methods, and drill string design limitations.


Offshore Electrical Engineering Manual, Second Edition - is for electrical engineers working on offshore projects who require detailed knowledge of an array of equipment and power distribution systems. The book begins with coverage of different types of insulation, hot-spot temperatures, temperature rise, ambient air temperatures, basis of machine ratings, method of measurement of temperature rise by resistance, measurement of ambient air temperature. This is followed by coverage of AC generators, automatic voltage regulators, AC switchgear transformers, and programmable electronic systems.


Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Productions - Used by corporate training departments and colleges worldwide, this is the most complete upstream guide available. Contents: The nature of gas and oil The Earth's crust - where we find time Deformation of sedimentary rocks Sandstone reservoir rocks Carbonate reservoir rocks Sedimentary rock distribution Mapping Ocean environment and plate tectonics Source rocks, generation, migration, and accumulation of petroleum Petroleum traps Petroleum exploration - geological and geochemical Petroleum exploration - geophysical Drilling preliminaries, Drilling a well, Drilling techniques, Evaluating a well, Completing a well, Surface treatment...


Subsea Engineering Handbook, Second Edition - remains the go-to source for everything related to offshore oil and gas engineering. Enhanced with new information spanning control systems, equipment QRA, electric tree structures and manifold designs, this reference is still the one source engineers rely on to understand all components of subsea technology.


Fundamentals of Marine Riser Mechanics - Charles Sparks has written this definitive work on the fundamentals of riser mechanics, with the aim of increasing understanding of many aspects of riser static and dynamic behavior. This book is based on the author's 28 years of experience with riser analysis and, in particular, on his previous publications, some of which have become classics of riser literature.  Basic principles are clearly established using several different complementary approaches.


Dry Gas Seals Handbook - Despite the fact that the use of dry gas seals in process gas centrifugal compressors has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, the technology remains misunderstood by many in the industry. Dry gas seals operate with clearances measured in microns, much less than the thickness of a human hair! While dry gas seals can be very problematic if not properly applied at the time of plant, process, and/or compressor design, the many successful installations are a testament to how trouble-free these devices can be when properly applied. Let author John Stahley help you take the mystery out of dry gas seals in this comprehensive new book. 


Pioneering Offshore: The Early Years - provides a narrative that, while as chronologically and historically accurate as possible, remains true also to the industry's human spirit. This new book offers an intimate feel for the industry's early years and will be essential to grasping the enormous scope of the search for offshore oil and gas during subsequent decades.


Subsea Pipeline Engineering - In the second edition, these industry veterans have updated their definitive reference book, covering the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from route selection and planning to design, construction, installation, materials and corrosion, inspection, welding, repair, risk assessment, and applicable design codes and standards. Particular attention is also devoted to the important specialized subjects of hydraulics, strength, stability, fracture, upheaval, lateral buckling and decommissioning. The book is distilled from the authors' vast experience in industry and their world-renowned course on Subsea Pipeline Engineering.


Basic Offshore Safety - covers everything that newcomers to the offshore oil and gas industry need to know prior to travelling offshore or when attending OPITO's Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST), Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) and International MIST courses. Primarily focused on the oil industry, this book introduces readers to the key safety topics in the offshore support vessel industry and common to the renewable industry. 


Offshore Operation Facilities - Equipment and Procedures provides new engineers with the knowledge and methods that will assist them in maximizing efficiency while minimizing cost and helps them prepare for the many operational variables involved in offshore operations. This book clearly presents the working knowledge of subsea operations and demonstrates how to optimize operations offshore.


Mechanics of Drillstrings and Marine Risers - Field operations of drillstrings and marine risers are complex and require the skill of experts with engineering knowledge and experience. The objective of this book is to provide analytical tools to assist in designing and operating these long tubulars. Closed form solutions are emphasized throughout. This book is intended for early-career and advanced engineers and their managers concerned with offshore drilling and petroleum-extraction operations. It will serve as a reference for the practicing engineer as well as a text for short courses designed for continuing education and professional training.


Petroleum Accumulation Zones on Continental Margins - Much of the world’s petroleum is located on continental margins, and any further development of these offshore deposits would be impossible without new technologies and new methods contained in this volume.  Written by some of the world’s foremost authorities on oil and gas, this volume explains for the practicing engineer and the engineering student some of the most important and cutting-edge techniques for developing offshore fields on continental margins.


Spar Platforms - examines the design, analysis, and use of spar platforms for offshore oil production. Since the first spar platform, the Oryx Neptune, was installed in the Gulf of Mexico in 1996, spars have evolved into a proven, reliable technology for oil drilling and production in deep and remote areas. Three spar concepts are in use today: the classic spar, the truss spar, and the cell spar.


The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, Second Edition - will keep fishing tool product managers, drilling managers and all other well intervention specialists keyed in to all the latest tools, techniques and rules of thumb critical to conventional and complex wellbore projects, such as extended reach horizontal wells, thru-tubing, and coiled tubing operations.


Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations - is an authoritative source providing extensive up-to-date coverage of the technology used in the exploration, drilling, production, and operations in an offshore setting. Offshore oil and gas activity is growing at an expansive rate and this must-have training guide covers the full spectrum including geology, types of platforms, exploration methods, production and enhanced recovery methods, pipelines, and envinronmental managment and impact, specifically worldwide advances in study, control, and prevention of the industry's impact on the marine environment and its living resources. In addition, this book provides a go-to glossary for quick reference.


Safety in Offshore Drilling - The Role of Shallow Gas Surveys, Proceedings of an International Conference (Safety in Offshore Drilling) Organized by ... Ocean Science and Offshore Engineering) 


Drilling Engineering - Coauthored by a leading drilling engineering professor/researcher and a well-experienced drilling research advisor, Drilling Engineering explains the fundamentals and field practices in drilling operations. This textbook is an excellent resource for drilling engineers, drilling supervisors and managers, and petroleum engineering students. 


Horizontal Drilling Engineering: Theory, Methods and Applications - Drilling engineering is a challenging discipline in the oil patch. It goes beyond what is found in textbooks. The technological advances in the past two decades have been very significant. These advances have allowed the oil industry worldwide to economically and successfully exploit oil and gas fields that may have not been possible before. The fundamentals of fluid mechanics and solid mechanics, along with the basic scientific concepts of chemistry, form the basis of drilling engineering.


Drilling Data Handbook - The main goal of our contribution to the drilling industry is to give access very quickly and without any additional resources to the fundamental data at the office, or at the rig floor. 


Applied Drilling Engineering - An industry and academic standard, Applied Drilling Engineering presents engineering science fundamentals as well as examples of engineering applications involving those fundamentals. Two appendices are included, along with numerous examples. Answers are included for every end-of-chapter question.


Applied Drilling Circulation Systems - The only book which combines system modeling, design, and equipment, Applied Drilling Circulation Systems: Hydraulics, Calculations and Models provides a clear and rigorous exposition of traditional and non-traditional circulation systems and equipment followed by self contained chapters concerning system modelling applications. Theories are illustrated by case studies based on the author’s real life experience.


Drilling Practices Manual - This book was written to aid drilling engineers in drilling operations.


Drilling Fluids, Mud Pumps, and Conditioning Equipment -Learning about drilling fluids, mud pumps and conditioning equipment is required basic knowledge which personnel working on the rig must understand. In the old day, you may need to take a lot of time to learn this knowledge. This book will provide learners a lot of essential information regarding drilling fluids, mud pumps and equipment. 


Subsea Pipelines and Risers - With over 25 years experience, Professor Yong Bai has been able to assimilate the essence of the applied mechanics aspects of offshore pipeline system design in a form of value to students and designers alike. It represents an excellent source of up to date practices and knowledge to help equip those who wish to be part of the exciting future of this industry.


Advanced Blowout & Well Control - The book reviews classical pressure control procedures. In addition, specific situations are presented along with detailed procedure to analyze alternatives and tackle problems. The use of fluid dynamics in well control, which the author pioneered, is given careful treatment, along with many other topics such as relief well operations, underground blowouts, slim hole drilling problems, and special services such as fire fighting, capping, and snubbing. Case histories are presented, analyzed, and discussed.


Metallurgy and Corrosion Control in Oil and Gas Productions -This book is intended for engineers and related professionals in the oil and gas production industries. It is intended for use by personnel with limited backgrounds in chemistry, metallurgy, and corrosion and will give them a general understanding of how and why corrosion occurs and the practical approaches to how the effects of corrosion can be mitigated. It is also an asset to the entry–level corrosion control professional who may have a theoretical background in metallurgy, chemistry, or a related field, but who needs to understand the practical limitations of large–scale industrial operations associated with oil and gas production.


Electrical Submersible Pumps Manual - Design, Operations and Maintenance, Second Edition continues to deliver the information needed with updated developments, technology and operational case studies. New content on gas handlers, permanent magnet motors, and newly designed stage geometries are all included. Flowing from basic to intermediate to special applications, particularly for harsh environments, this reference also includes workshop materials and class-style examples for trainers to utilize for the newly hired production engineer.


Well Logging and Formation Evaluation - This hand guide in the Gulf Drilling Guides series offers practical techniques that are valuable to petrophysicists and engineers in their day-to-day jobs. Based on the author’s many years of experience working in oil companies around the world, this guide is a comprehensive collection of techniques and rules of thumb that work.


An Introduction to Marine Drilling - Hundreds of photos and diagrams are used to illustrate all chapters which include: preparation for drilling operations, offshore drilling platform types, rigs and their equipment, drilling operations, marine operations, personnel and training procedures.


The Drilling Manual - draws on industry expertise to provide the latest drilling methods, safety, risk management, and management practices, and protocols. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and techniques, this edition thoroughly updates the fourth edition and introduces entirely new topics. It includes new coverage on occupational health and safety, adds new sections on coal seam gas, sonic and coil tube drilling, sonic drilling, Dutch cone probing, in hole water or mud hammer drilling, pile top drilling, types of grouting, and improved sections on drilling equipment and maintenance.


Downhole Drilling Tools - describes all the critical tools for the engineer and covers the practical aspects of downhole equipment. Going beyond the basic bottomhole assembly, this guide includes detailed mechanics and theory on tubulars, fishing, cementing, coiled tubing and various other downhole tools. A must have for both the engineering professional and student alike.


Subsea Pipeline Integrity and Risk Management - is the perfect companion for new engineers who need to be aware of the state-of-the-art techniques. This handbook offers a "hands-on" problem-solving approach to integrity management, leak detection, and reliability applications such as risk analysis.


Offshore Risk Assessment - was the first book to deal with quantified risk assessment (QRA) as applied specifically to offshore installations and operations. This book is a major revision of the first edition. It has been informed by a major R&D programme on offshore risk assessment in Norway (2002-2006). Not only does this book describe the state-of-the-art of QRA, it also identifies weaknesses and areas that need development.


Marine Riser Systems and Subsea Blowout Preventers - This new training manual not only describes marine riser systems and subsea blowout preventers, but also explains how they operate, how they are used, and how to install them on typical offshore floating rigs. Moreover, it provides basic well-control principles to orient offshore personnel to the purpose of the equipment. 


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