Elements of Oil and Gas Well Tubular Design offers insight into the complexities of oil well casing and tubing design. The book's intent is to be sufficiently detailed on the tubular-oriented application of the principles of solid mechanics while at the same time providing readers with key equations pertintent to design. It addresses the fundamentals of tubular design theory, bridging the gap between theory and field operation. Filled with derivations and detailed solutions to well design examples, Elements of Oil and Gas Well Tubular Design provides the well designer with sound engineering principles applicable to today's oil and gas wells. Understand engineering mechanics for oil well casing and tubing design with emphasis on derivation, limiations, and application of fundamental equations Grasp well tubular design from one unified source with underlying concepts of stress, strain, and material constitution Quantify practice with detailed well design worked examples amenable to quality check with commercial software
Casing design has followed an evolutionary trend and most improvements have been made due to the advancement of technology. Contributions to the technology in casing design have come from fundamental research and field tests, which have made casing safe and economical. This book gathers together much available information in the subject area and shows how it may be used in deciding the best procedure for casing design i.e. optimizing casing design for deriving maximum profit from a particular well. The problems and their solutions, which are provided in each chapter, and the computer program (3.5 in. disk) are intended to serve two purposes:- firstly, as illustrations for students and practicing engineers to understand the subject matter, and secondly, to enable them to optimize casing design for a wide range of wells to be drilled in the future.
Once a natural gas or oil well is drilled, and it has been verified that commercially viable, it must be "completed" to allow for the flow of petroleum or natural gas out of the formation and up to the surface. This process includes: casing, pressure and temperature evaluation, and the proper instillation of equipment to ensure an efficient flow out of the well. In recent years, these processes have been greatly enhanced by new technologies. Advanced Well Completion Engineering summarizes and explains these advances while providing expert advice for deploying these new breakthrough engineering systems. The book has two themes: one, the idea of preventing damage, and preventing formation from drilling into an oil formation to putting the well introduction stage; and two, the utilization of nodal system analysis method, which optimizes the pressure distribution from reservoir to well head, and plays the sensitivity analysis to design the tubing diameters first and then the production casing size, so as to achieve whole system optimization. With this book, drilling and production engineers should be able to improve operational efficiency by applying the latest state of the art technology in all facets of well completion during development drilling-completion and work over operations. One of the only books devoted to the key technologies for all major aspects of advanced well completion activities. Unique coverage of all aspects of well completion activities based on 25 years in the exploration, production and completion industry. Matchless in-depth technical advice for achieving operational excellence with advance solutions.
The Gulf Drilling Series is a joint project between Gulf Publishing Company and the International Association of Drilling Contractors. The first text in this Series presents casing design and mechanics in a concise, two-part format. The first part focuses on basic casing design and instructs engineers and engineering students how to design a safe casing string. The second part covers more advanced material and special problems in casing design in a user-friendly format. Learn how to select sizes and setting depths to achieve well objectives, determine casing loads for design purposes, design casing properties to meet burst, collapse and tensile strength requirements and conduct casing running operations safely and successfully.
Modern Well Design - Second Edition presents a unified approach to the well design process and drilling operations. Following an introduction to the field, the second chapter addresses drilling fluids, as well as optimal mud weight, hole cleaning, hydraulic optimization, and methods to handle circulation losses. A relatively large chapter on geomec
Modern Well Design provides a systematic approach to improve the planning and the design of petroleum wells, and it contains a number of new and original contributions. Borehole stability issues are presented in a simple and understandable manner. Methods to estimate in-situ stresses and fracturing gradients are given. Also simple correlation methods to evaluate borehole collapse are given. In particular time-dependent hole problems are analysed. One of the most important chapters deals with a new method to define to optimal mud weight used to drill a new well. Field cases demonstrate improvements in a number of wells using this method. Hydraulic optimisation is also treated. For long reach wells new flow criteria are derived, which ensure good hole cleaning. The complete casing design process is reviewed, and the direct application of geomechanics is shown. This includes casing design and pressure testing. A complete design example is given, structured for easy verification and modification. A separate chapter is included on high-pressure-high-temperature (HPHT) wells. In addition, in order to supply a complete well design, a number of related issues are treated like operational problems and mud ballooning. To a large extent, the book covers application of geology and geomechanics into the well design process. In addition to serving as a text book, it is a good reference book for practising geologists and petroleum engineers. Rock mechanics specialists will find it an important tool for finding information on borehole stability problem modelling and in-situ stress determination.
Completions are the conduit between hydrocarbon reservoirs and surface facilities. They are a fundamental part of any hydrocarbon field development project. The have to be designed for safely maximising the hydrocarbon recovery from the well and may have to last for many years under ever changing conditions. Issues include: connection with the reservoir rock, avoiding sand production, selecting the correct interval, pumps and other forms of artificial lift, safety and integrity, equipment selection and installation and future well interventions. * Course book based on course well completion design by TRACS International * Unique in its field: Coverage of offshore, subsea, and landbased completions in all of the major hydrocarbon basins of the world. * Full colour
Petroleum Well Construction Michael J. Economides Texas A & M University Larry T. Watters Halliburton Energy Services Shari Dunn-Norman University of Missouri-Rolla Since the 1980s, well construction procedures have advanced so significantly that the subject now requires a comprehensive reference book dealing with all types of petroleum drilling and well completions. With each chapter co-authored by recognized industry professionals, this extensive work fills the void that currently exists in the technical reference publications of this subject. All technical aspects of petroleum well construction are covered, including: * drilling trajectory and control * multilateral wells * borehole stability * gas migration * perforating * inflow performance resulting in an essential reference tool for all petroleum, nuclear and environmental engineers and technicians.
|Author||: Mahmoud Khalifeh,Arild Saasen|
|Publisher||: Springer Nature|
|Release Date||: 2020-01-01|
|ISBN 10||: 3030399702|
|Pages||: 273 pages|
This open access book offers a timely guide to challenges and current practices to permanently plug and abandon hydrocarbon wells. With a focus on offshore North Sea, it analyzes the process of plug and abandonment of hydrocarbon wells through the establishment of permanent well barriers. It provides the reader with extensive knowledge on the type of barriers, their functioning and verification. It then discusses plug and abandonment methodologies, analyzing different types of permanent plugging materials. Last, it describes some tests for verifying the integrity and functionality of installed permanent barriers. The book offers a comprehensive reference guide to well plugging and abandonment (P & A) and well integrity testing. The book also presents new technologies that have been proposed to be used in plugging and abandoning of wells, which might be game-changing technologies, but they are still in laboratory or testing level. Given its scope, it addresses students and researchers in both academia and industry. It also provides information for engineers who work in petroleum industry and should be familiarized with P & A of hydrocarbon wells to reduce the time of P & A by considering it during well planning and construction.
|Author||: Havard Devold|
|Release Date||: 2013*|
|ISBN 10||: 1105538648|
|Pages||: 82 pages|
|Author||: William Lyons|
|Publisher||: Gulf Professional Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2009-09-16|
|ISBN 10||: 9781856178440|
|Pages||: 352 pages|
Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations offers a practical guide to drilling technologies and procedures. The book begins by introducing basic concepts such as the functions of drilling muds; types of drilling fluids; testing of drilling systems; and completion and workover fluids. This is followed by discussions of the composition of the drill string; air and gas drilling operations; and directional drilling. The book identifies the factors that should be considered for optimized drilling operations: health, safety, and environment; production capability; and drilling implementation. It explains how to control well pressure. It details the process of fishing, i.e. removal of a fish (part of the drill string that separates from the upper remaining portion of the drill string) or junk (small items of non-drillable metals) from the borehole. The remaining chapters cover the different types of casing and casing string design; well cementing; the proper design of tubing; and the environmental aspects of drilling. Drilling and Production Hoisting Equipment Hoisting Tool Inspection and Maintenance Procedures Pump Performance Charts Rotary Table and Bushings Rig Maintenance of Drill Collars Drilling Bits and Downhole Tools