By M. Rafiqul Islam and M. Enamul Hossain

Publication Date: 16 Sep 2020

Sustainable Oil and Gas Development Series: Drilling Engineering delivers research materials and emerging technologies that conform sustainability drilling criteria. Starting with ideal zero-waste solutions in drilling and long-term advantages, the reference discusses the sustainability approach through the use of non-linear solutions and works its way through the most conventional practices and procedures used today. Step-by-step formulations and examples are provided to demonstrate how to look at conventional practices versus sustainable approaches with eventually diverging towards a more sustainable alternative. Emerging technologies are covered and detailed sustainability analysis is included. Economic considerations, analysis, and long-term consequences, focusing on risk management round out the with conclusions and a extensive glossary. Sustainable Oil and Gas Development Series: Drilling Engineering gives today’s petroleum and drilling engineers a guide how to analyze and evaluate their operations in a more environmentally-driven way.

Key Features

  • Proposes sustainable technical criteria and strategies for today’s most common drilling practices such as horizontal drilling, managed pressure drilling, and unconventional shale activity
  • Discusses economic benefits and development challenges to invest in environmentally-friendly operations
  • Highlights the most recent research, analysis, and challenges that remain including global optimization
About the author
By M. Rafiqul Islam, President, Emertec Research and Development Ltd., Canada; Director, Oil and Gas, TransCanada Training, Canada and M. Enamul Hossain, Statoil Chair Professor in Reservoir Engineering, Department of Process Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada
Table of Contents

1: Introduction
1.1 Introduction of the Book
1.2 Introduction to Drilling Engineering
1.3 Emerging technologies in Drilling Engineering
1.4 Sustainability Analysis of Current Drilling Practices
1.5 Towards Achieving Sustainability in Drilling
1.6 Introduction to Various Chapters
1.7 Summary

2: Environmental Sustainability
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Sour Gas
2.3 Oil Industry Flares
2.4 Advances in Real-time Waste Management
2.5 Zero-Waste Engineering
2.6 Unusual Terrain
2.7 Future Trends
2.8 Summary
2.9 Nomenclature
2.10 Exercises
2.11 Problems

3: State of the Art of Drilling Engineering
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drilling Methods
3.3 Drilling Fluids
3.4 Drilling Hydraulics
3.5 Monitoring and Control
3.6 Formation Pressure Estimation and Dynamic Design
3.7 Drilling Optimization
3.8 Casing Design
3.9 Cementing Technology
3.10 Horizontal and Directional Drilling
3.11 Well Completion
3.12 Fundamental Concepts of Sustainable Drilling Operations
3.13 Environmental Issues
3.14 Summary
3.14 Nomenclature
3.15 Exercises
3.16 Problems

4: Advances in Directional Drilling
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Theories and Future Expectations
4.3 Technology and Limitations
4.4 Novel Tools for Directional Drilling Accuracy
4.5 Future Trends based on Current Practices
4.6 Future Trends with a Paradigm Shift Toward Sustainability
4.7 Summary
4.8 Nomenclature
4.9 Exercises
4.10 Problems

5: Advances in Horizontal Well Drilling
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Theories and Future Expectations
5.3 Technology and Limitations
5.4 Novel Tools for Horizontal Drilling Accuracy
5.5 Future Trends based on Current Practices
5.6 Future Trends with a Paradigm Shift Toward Sustainability
5.7 Summary
5.8 Nomenclature
5.9 Exercises
5.10 Problems

6: Advances in Drilling Technologies
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Managed Pressure Drilling
6.3 Underbalanced Drilling
6.4 Mudcap Drilling
6.5 Coiled Tubing
6.6 Multilateral Drilling
6.7 Extended Reach Drilling
6.8 Complex Path Drilling
6.9 Casing Drilling
6.10 High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Drilling
6.11 Advances in Sustainability
6.12 Future Trends based on Status quo
6.13 Future Trends based on Paradigm Shift
6.14 Summary
6.15 Nomenclature
6.16 Exercises
6.17 Problems

7: Drilling in Unconventional Terrains
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Rock Mechanics of Difficult Terrains
7.3 Abnormal Pressure Formations
7.4 Mud Loss Susceptibility
7.5 Cavernous Formations
7.6 Well Control
7.7 Dynamic Optimization
7.8 Harsh Environment Drilling
7.9 Shale Well Drilling
7.10 Artic Region Drilling
7.11 Summary
7.12 Nomenclature
7.13 Exercises
7.14 Problems

8: Offshore Drilling
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Fundamental Considerations
8.3 Environmental Considerations
8.4 Deep Water Drilling
8.5 Advances in Monitoring and Dynamic Optimization
8.6 Sonic While Drilling
8.7 Summary
8.8 Nomenclature
8.8 Exercises
8.9 Problems

9: Global Optimization
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Criterion for Global Optimization
9.3 Realtime Data Acquisition
9.4 Adaptive Control
9.5 Sonic While Drilling and Realtime Formation Characterization
9.6 Dynamic Optimization
9.7 Drilling Operations Optimization
9.8 Optimization of the Fluid System
9.7 Rate of Penetration (ROP) Optimization
9.8 Summary
9.9 Nomenclature
9.10 Exercises
9.11 Problems

10: Conclusions

Book details
ISBN: 9780128201930
Page Count: 800
Retail Price : £157.00

9781933762128; 9780128005705; 9781933762340

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