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Introduction to Drilling Calculations : Volume, Pressure, and Well Control (Paperback) (David Cormack)
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To be successful in oilfield drilling, personnel must first pass well control school to become a rig supervisor. However, well control schools do not provide a consistent level of quality in their teaching material nor spend the time to explain how basic calculations and formulas work before administrating tests. As a result, drilling personnel are failing more well control tests due to stricter testing guidelines and "closed-book" policies.
An Introduction to Drilling Calculations: Volume, Pressure, and Well Control lays the foundation so that well control participants can successfully pass their well control tests the first time, saving the company time and money for anybody to re-take the tests. Kicking off with basic calculations and equations, this handy training tool slowly works through converting units, symbols in the calculations, and understanding basic math for daily oilfield tasks. The book advances to cover volume, including string and hole volume, kill sheets, and annular velocity. Pressure is also addressed to understand changes in mud weight, formation strength, and tripping pressure calculations. Last, well control basics are covered with kill mud weight sheets, influx height and gradient, and overbalance/underbalance. Test questions are included at the end of each stage before you advance as well as an overall well control practice test at the end of the book to ensure that well control school will be more effective. With straight forward learning and simple illustrations, An Introduction to Drilling Calculations is a critical tool for drilling personnel to safely and effectively supervise and manage today’s rigs.
- Understand basic daily calculations related to drilling field operations and well control training
- Flow through easy to understand language and simple illustrations to ensure clarity on basic math calculations, pressure, volume, and well control
- Test your skills with practice questions at the end of each chapter and a full test at the end of the book