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HORIZONTAL

DRILLING
ENGINEERING
Theory, Methods and Applications
Robello Samuel
Deli Gao
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The recent years have witnessed the explosion of the number of horizontal
wells that are being drilled around the world. The drilling of horizontal wells
presents challenges for the operators, as well as for the well planners and
petroleum engineers. These challenges have resulted in new technologies and
methods for exploiting more reservoirs, coupled with complex well designs.
During the next few years, a new generation of engineers will become involved
in stretching the horizontal departure in the drilling envelop. This process of
extending the reach to a greater depth requires more in depth understanding
of the well design. To fll the need Dr.Robello Samuel and Dr. Deli Gao have
written Horizontal Drilling Engineering Theory, Methods and Applications.
This book provides the elementary coverage, details of the design, methods,
well profle quantifcation and advanced methods and applications.
The most comprehensive book in the horizontal drilling technology provides
detailed explanation on different methods alongwith workedout examples to
students and practical drilling engineers.
Engineers will learn various methods and the basic principles on which these
methods are based. - See more at: http://www.sigmaQuadrant.com.
About the Authors:
Dr. Robello Samuel is a Technology Fellow with Halliburton. He is currently
a research and engineering lead for well engineering applications and
responsible for research and scientifc activities for new drilling technologies.
He has more than 25 years of multi-disciplinary experience in domestic and
international oil/gas drilling and completion operations. He is also an adjunct
Professor at the University of Houston and Texas Tech University, Lubbock
for the past 10 years. Dr. Samuel, a SPE Distinguished Lecturer, holds B.S.
and M.S. (mechanical engineering) degrees from University of Madurai and
College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University (Chennai), M.S. and Ph.D.
(petroleum engineering) degrees from Tulsa University. He is also the author
of fve bestselling drilling engineering books.
Dr. Deli Gao received his BS and Ph.D. degrees from China University of
Petroleum, both in petroleum engineering, and received his Master of Science
in mechanical engineering at the Southwestern-China Petroleum Institute.
Since 1993, he has been working for China University of Petroleum-Beijing
as a professor. He was previously director of Department of Petroleum
Engineering in the University. Dr. Gao is a Cheung-Kong Scholars-endowed
professor and director of key laboratory of petroleum engineering. Dr. Gao
has 28 years research and teaching experience in the feld of petroleum
engineering.
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HORIZONTAL DRILLING
ENGINEERING
THEORY, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS
Samuel
Gao