Category «Drilling»

a collection of Oil Well Drilling Articles.

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Schlumberger Drilling Course the biggest source ever about oil well drilling, from the biggest company in the oil industry fields. it helps you to understand the drilling process fro the beginning, in other words; it is an “A to Z drilling course” , With highly interactive show with visual and vocal effects illustrating drilling  and other …

Oil Well Cementing Functions, Classes and Equipment

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    Functions of cement –  Restriction of fluid movement between permeable zones –  Provision of mechanical support of the casing string –  Protection of casing from corrosion –  Support of the well-bore walls to prevent collapse of formations The manufacture and composition of cement –  Raw material from calcareous and argillaceous rocks (limestone, clay, shale …

Well Completion Concepts

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      Porosity Porosity is the fraction of the total volume of the rock that is pore (non rock) space or void and not made of solid pieces of the formation. It will be filled with a gas, water or hydrocarbon or two or more at the same time. Porosity will range from a high …

Water-Base Muds

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    Drilling Muds A water-base drilling fluid is one that has water as its continuous or liquid phase. The types of drilling fluids are briefly described in the following lines. Freshwater muds are generally lightly treated or untreated muds having a liquid phase of water, containing small concentrations of salt, and having a pH …

Oil Well Casing

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    Types of Casing  Based on the primary function of the casing string, there are five types of casing to be distinguished. Stove or Surface Casing The stovepipe is usually driven to sufficient depth (15–60 ft) to protect loose surface formation and to enable circulation of the drilling fluid. This pipe is sometimes cemented …

how Drilling Fluid Additives are classified

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      Each drilling fluid vendor provides a wide array of basic and specialty chemicals to meet the needs of the drilling industry. The general classification of drilling fluid additives below is based on the definitions of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC): Alkalinity or pH control additives are products designed to control …

Fishing Equipment

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Fishing Operations and Equipment A fish is a part of the drill string that separates from the upper remaining portion of the drill string while the drill string is in the well. This can result from the drill string failing mechanically, or from the lower portion of the drill string becoming stuck or otherwise becoming …

Wells – Chemicals

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Chemicals Used in Fracturing The identities of chemicals incorporated in fracturing fluids were probably the first thing sensationalized about fracturing. The movie “Gasland” created quite a stir with the statement that a “cocktail” of several hundred toxic chemicals were “potentially” used in fracturing. The grain of truth was that there are many chemicals in additives …

Drilling Rotating Equipment

Drilling Rotating Equipment

      Rotating system: the figure indicate the comparative sizes of the drill pipe and drill collar. Swivel ♦ The swivel hangs from the drilling hook by means of large bail, or handle. The swivel is not rotate, but allow everything below it to rotate. ♦ Drilling fluid is introduced into the drill stem …