Petroleum Rock Mechanics,
Edition 2 Drilling Operations and Well Design
By Bernt S. Aadnoy and Reza Looyeh

Publication Date: 18 Jun 2019

Petroleum Rock Mechanics: Drilling Operations and Well Design, Second Edition, keeps petroleum and drilling engineers centrally focused on the basic fundamentals surrounding geomechanics, while also keeping them up-to-speed on the latest issues and practical problems. Updated with new chapters on operations surrounding shale oil, shale gas, and hydraulic fracturing, and with new sections on in-situ stress, drilling design of optimal mud weight, and wellbore instability analysis, this book is an ideal resource. By creating a link between theory with practical problems, this updated edition continues to provide the most recent research and fundamentals critical to today’s drilling operations.

Key Features

  • Helps readers grasp the techniques needed to analyze and solve drilling challenges, in particular wellbore instability analysis
  • Teaches rock mechanic fundamentals and presents new concepts surrounding sand production and hydraulic fracturing operations
  • Includes new case studies and sample problems to practice
About the author
By Bernt S. Aadnoy, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger, Norway and Reza Looyeh, Lead Engineer, Chevron Limited, Pembroke Refinery, UK
Book details
ISBN: 9780128159033
Page Count: 460
Retail Price : £106.00
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Petroleum engineers; drilling engineers; production engineers; geomechanical engineers; graduate level petroleum engineering students