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Exercises in Pressure Control During Drilling

Exercises in Pressure Control During Drilling

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Author: Pål Skalle

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This is the exercise book accompanying Pressure Control During Drilling. Porous sedimentary formations penetrated by the rock bit contain fluids such as oil, gas or salt water. If the hydrostatic pressure of the drilling fluid drops below the formation pore pressure, pore fluid will enter the well and “kick” the mud out of the well. To control the pressure while drilling you need to understand the behavior of gas. This book aims at explaining the physics and the engineering approaches behind pressures in the sediments, detection of unstable wellbores, equipments necessary to close and kill the well, killing methods and offshore challenges.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pål Skalle

Associated Professor of Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics (IPT), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Senior Advisor for Verdande Technology and for Offshoreutdanning AS.

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