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Petroleum Well Construction



Petroleum Well Construction

Michael J. Economides, Larry T. Watters, Shari Dunn-Norman

ISBN: 978-0-470-86026-7 November 2000 640 Pages


Petroleum Well Construction Michael J. Economides Texas A & M University Larry T. Watters Halliburton Energy Services Shari Dunn-Norman University of Missouri-Rolla Since the 1980s, well construction procedures have advanced so significantly that the subject now requires a comprehensive reference book dealing with all types of petroleum drilling and well completions. With each chapter co-authored by recognized industry professionals, this extensive work fills the void that currently exists in the technical reference publications of this subject. All technical aspects of petroleum well construction are covered, including:
* drilling trajectory and control
* multilateral wells
* borehole stability
* gas migration
* perforating
* inflow performance
resulting in an essential reference tool for all petroleum, nuclear and environmental engineers and technicians.
Introduction to Drilling and Well Completions.

Directional Drilling.

Horizontal, Multilateral, and Multibranch Wells in Petroleum Production Engineering.

Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD), Logging-While Drilling (LWD), and Geosteering.

Drilling Fluids.

Rock Mechanics in Wellbore Construction.

Closing and Tubing Design.

Primary Cementing.

Formation-Fluid Migration after Cementing.

Cement-Sheath Evaluation.

Remedial Cementing.

Completion Fluids.


Completion Hardware.

Inflow Performance/Tubing Performance.

Artificial-Lift Completions.

Well Stimulation.

Sand Stabilization and Exclusion.

High-Permeability Fracturing.

Water Control.

Designing Well Completions for the Life of the Field.