Published:January 01, 1992
Arnold M. Woods, Byram Reed, Diana Morton-Thompson, Elmore Eltzroth, Curtis Cheatham, David B. Young, Parke A. Dickey, Phyllis Loose, Michael F. Medeiros, Scott Boone, Greg Dunn, Alun Whittaker, Paul A. Daniels, Jr., David B. Finnell, William J. Anderson, Lee Whitebay, Douglas C. Bleakly, Caroline J. Bajsarowicz, Ingrid Borah, 1992. "Wellsite Methods", Development Geology Reference Manual, Diana Morton-Thompson, Arnold M. Woods
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The purpose of this part of the Manual is to introduce the geoscientist to wellsite equipment and evaluation procedures that will be encountered while on location. The first half of Part 3 focuses on equipment and fundamental drilling operations, while the second half focuses on wellsite formation evaluation and acquisition of geological data.
Part 3, Wellsite Methods, begins with a discussion by Arnold Woods and Byram Reed of factors that must be considered when planning to drill a well. Reed also provides overviews of onshore and offshore rigs and rig personnel. Elmo Eltzroth then describes some of the safety considerations peculiar to drilling operations. This is followed by a chapter on methods for establishing wellbore trajectory (vertical, deviated, and horizontal) by Curtis Cheatham and a chapter on drilling fluid systems by David Young. Parke Dickey discusses the problems associated with drilling in over- and underpressure conditions, and Arnold Woods covers commonly used fishing tools and procedures. A chapter on other common drilling problems is given by Phyllis Loose.
The second half of Part 3 begins with a chapter on measurement while drilling (MWD) techniques by Mike Medeiros, followed by Scott Boone's chapter on the use of rate of penetration (ROP) as an evaluation tool. Wellsite math used in various on-site calculations is outlined and explained by Greg Dunn. Mudlogging is then covered by several papers: a description of the equipment, services, and personnel, as well as the mudlog itself, by Alun Whittaker; drill cuttings analysis by Whittaker and Diana Morton-Thompson;
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Development Geology Reference Manual
The production and exploration geologist's best data base for saving time. This is a quick reference to concepts, tools, formulas, and techniques on everything from economics and land leasing to wellsite and engineering methods. If you are in the petroleum geology business this is a must-have volume. “Extensive, well written, well put together handbook for development geologists. The text essentially touches on nearly every topic about which well site geologists or development geologists need to know an extremely complete volume.” Michael D. McCormack, Editor, Geophysics, June 1994