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Drilling and Well Completion

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2 hours 20 minutes

(average of 20 minutes per Subtopic)

Presents the integration of drilling and well completion technology in an overall development program, showing the equipment and procedures involved as operations are carried out. Focuses on the responsibilities of individuals and service companies at the drillsite.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 7
  • expand/collapse Drilling Fundamentals
    • Historical Background
    • Surface Drilling Environments
    • Subsurface Drilling Environments
    • Exercise No.1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Rotary Drilling Rig Components
    • Basic Rig Types
    • Basic Rig Functions
    • Hoisting and Rotating Systems
    • Circulating System
    • Well Control System
    • Power Generation/Transmission System
    • Exercise No.1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Drillstring, Drill Bits and Drilling Fluid
    • Drillstring
    • Drill Bits
    • Drilling Fluids
    • Exercise No.1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Drilling Operations
    • Planning and Site Preparation
    • Operations Management
    • Drilling Procedure
    • Drilling Problems
    • Well Control
    • Well Evaluation
    • Offshore Drilling
    • Exercise No.1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.2 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Well Completion Technology
    • Basic Completion Methods
    • Completion Procedures
    • Perforation of Cased-Hole Completions
    • Stimulation
    • Sand Control
    • Exercise No.1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.2 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Case Histories, Drilling and Completion Programs
    • Permian Basin, West Texas
    • Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
    • Ekofisk Field, Norwegian North Sea
    • Ghawar Field, Saudi Arabia
  • expand/collapse Drilling and Well Completion: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
    • Glossary of Drilling Report Abbreviations
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