An industry and academic standard, this textbook presents engineering science fundamentals as well as examples of engineering applications involving those fundamentals. Two appendices are included, along with numerous examples.
Contents: Rotary drilling ● Drilling fluids ● Cements ● Drilling hydraulics ● Rotary drilling bits ● Formation pore pressure and fracture resistance ● Casing design ● Directional drilling and deviation control ● Appendix: Development of equations for non-Newtonian liquids in a rotational viscometer ● Appendix: Development of slot flow approximations for annular flow for non-Newtonian fluids
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About the Authors:
Adam T. Bourgoyne Jr. is Campanile Professor of Offshore Drilling and Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State U., where he earned BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering. He was chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Dept. during 1977-83. Bourgoyne also holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from the U. of Texas. He is an SPE director-at-Iarge, LSU student chapter faculty sponsor, and a member of the Accreditation Review and Advisory Panel. He has also served as both a member and chairman of the Engineering Manpower Committee and was a member of the 1980-83 Education and Accreditation Committee.
Keith K. Millheim is manager of the Critical Drilling Facility for Amoco Production Research Co. in Tulsa. He earned a BS degree from Marietta (OH) C. and an MS degree from the U. of Oklahoma, both in petroleum engineering. Millheim is an SPE Distinguished Member, 1984 Drilling Engineering Award winner, and the 1965 National SPE Graduate Paper winner. Millheim served as chairman of the 1981 Annual Drilling Technology Technical Program Committee and was a member during 1978-84. He was chairman of the Directional Drilling Forum in 1983 and served as a member of the Editorial Review Committee during 1980-82. Millheim is a Distinguished Lecturer for 1986-87 and is the Executive Editor for SPE Drilling Engineering.
Martin E. Chenevert is The Sylvain Pirson Centennial Lecturer of petroleum engineering at the U. of Texas, where he earned MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering. He also holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State U. Chenevert is a member of the Distinguished Author Series Committee and the Education and Professionalism Technical Committee and is a student-chapter faculty sponsor at the U. of Texas. He was chairman of the 1977-78 Textbook Committee and was a member during 1975-78. He also served as a member of the 1971 Annual Meeting Drilling Technology Technical Committee. Chenevert has presented the SPE Drilling Fluid and Wellbore Stability short courses since 1975 and is the author of the SPE videotape text course on Petroleum Drilling Fluids. Before joining the U. of Texas, Chenevert was employed by Exxon Research Co., was an associate professor at the U. of Oklahoma, and served as the president of his consulting firm.
Farrile S. Young Jr. is an independent oil and gas operator and consulting petroleum engineer. Previously, Young worked for Exxon Co. U.S.A., where he was a senior and a staff engineer engaged in the development of computerized rig monitoring and instrumentation equipment. He has also worked for Baroid Div., NL Industries, in research and operational assignments relative to the application of drilling technology. Young currently is the president of Woodway Energy Co. Inc. in Houston. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from the U. of Texas. Young served as a member of the 1975–78 Investments Committee and as the chairman of that committee in 1978. He was a member of the SPE Long Range Planning Subcommittee on Professionalism and Welfare in 1975, the Nominating Committee during 1974-75, and the Editorial Review Committee during 1969-71. Young was registration chairman for the first Offshore Technology Conference in May 1969. He has also served on the Advertising and Exhibits Committee and the Cementing Monograph Review Committee. He has written numerous publications in the field of drilling and rock mechanics. Young is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.