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CHAPTER 1: THE DEVELOPMENT OF MARINE ROTARY DRILLING
HAND DUG WELLS
SPRING POLE DRILLING
ROTARY DRILLING
CHAPTER 2: PREPARATIONS FOR AN OFFSHORE DRILLING OPERATION
THE WELL OWNER
THE OPERATOR
THE DRILLING CONTRACT
SUPPLY AND SERVICE COMPANIES
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
THE COSTS OF DRILLING OFFSHORE
WELL TYPES
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
THE FORMATION OF HYDROCARBONS
RESERVOIRS
ANTICLINES
FAULT TRAPS
STRATIGRAPHIC TRAPS
UNCONFORMITY TRAP
MAGNETIC SURVEYS
GRAVIMETRIC SURVEYS
SEISMIC SURVEYS
THE DRILLING RIG SITE SURVEY
CHAPTER 3: OFFSHORE DRILLING PLATFORM TYPES
FIXED PLATFORMS WITH FLOATING DRILLING TENDER
SELF-CONTAINED FIXED PLATFORMS
MOBILE DRILLING RIGS
SUBMERSIBLES
SELF-ELEVATING (JACK-UP) PLATFORMS
SEMI-SUBMERSIBLES
DRILL SHIPS
BARGE RIGS
CHAPTER 4: THE OFFSHORE RIG AND ITS EQUIPMENT
BASIC RIG COMPONENTS
THE DRILL FLOOR
THE DERRICK
THE DRAWWORKS
THE BLOCKS, HOOK Bz DRILLING LINE
THE SWIVEL, KELLY & ROTARY HOUSE
THE ROTARY TABLE
THE DRILLING FLUID CIRCULATION SYSTEM
DRILL STRING MOTION COMPENSATION
DOWNHOLE BUMPER SUBS
SURFACE DRILL STRING MOTION COMPENSATORS
THE POWER PLANT
DRILLING EQUIPMENT
API SPECIFICATIONS
DRILLING BITS
DRILL PIPE
DRILL COLLARS
STABILIZERS & REAMERS
TUBULAR HANDLING TOOLS
THE PERMANENT GUIDE BASE
THE WELLHEAD/CASLNG HANGER SYSTEM
WELL CONTROL & THE BLOW-OUT PREVENTER STACK
THE MARINE RISER
THE RISER TENSIONING SYSTEM
PLUGGING & SUSPENDING OR ABANDONING THE WELL
CONTINGENCIES & WEATHER
CHAPTER 6: MARINE OPERATIONS
DISPLACEMENT AND THE PRINCIPLE OF FLOTATION
THE CENTRE OF GRAVITY
THE CENTRE OF BUOYANCY
RESERVE BUOYANCY
THE EFFECT ON THE CG OF ADDING, REMOVING OR MOVING WEIGHTS
THE METACENTRE
BALLASTING & FREE SURFACES
BALLASTING CONDITIONS
LIFESAVING & FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT
WORK PERMITS
STANDBY BOATS
NAVIGATION & PILOTAGE
TOWAGE
APPROACHING THE LOCATION
RUNNING ANCHORS
ANCHOR TYPES
ANCHOR PATTERNS
PRE-TENSIONING
THE MOORINGS DURING DRILLING
PULLING ANCHORS’
DYNAMIC POSITIONING SYSTEMS
RIG SUPPLIES
HELICOPTER OPERATIONS
JACK-UP RIG AND DRILL SHIP PERSONNEL
RIG PERSONNEL TRAINING
GLOSSARY OF MARINE DRILLING TERMS
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An Introduction to Marine Drilling - Malcolm Maclachlan

An Introduction to Marine Drilling - Malcolm Maclachlan

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