Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition - electronic book

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A completely rewritten and updated overview of onshore and offshore drilling operations and technology. Takes readers through the entire drilling process from basic drilling geology through managing drilling operations. The updated edition covers key management issues such as safety, the environment, costs, and regulations. A new chapter offers advice to those considering working in the industry.

Features & Benefits

  • New chapter on getting work in the drilling industry (including types of employers, service companies, and drilling-related job definitions)
  • New graphics to make concepts and equipment easier to understand
  • Explanations of newer drilling technologies
  • "Well Control" chapter carefully rewritten to cover issues surrounding the BP Macondo blowout


  • Petroleum engineers
  • Industry veterans
  • Non-engineer industry professionals
  • Students

About the Author

Steve Devereux is the Consultant Drilling Manager for British Gas Exploration & Production in Egypt, as well as author of the official drilling manual for in-house use by Shell Bapetco. Previously an aeronautical engineer with British Aerospace, he has over 20 years' experience in the drilling business beginning as a Trainee Driller with Shell and later holding all drilling positions up to Drilling Manager. He is a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom through the Institution of Mining Engineers.

Type: eBook
Pages: 382
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9781593702649

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