Deepwater Drilling: Well Planning, Design, Engineering, Operations, and Technology Application

Deepwater Drilling: Well Planning, Design, Engineering, Operations, and Technology Application

by Peter Aird


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780081022825
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/21/2018
Pages: 685
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Aird is currently Owner and Consultant for Kingdom Drilling, providing well and drilling operation training workshops around the world to multiple clients such as Saudi Aramco, Petronas, and ONGC. He is also a Petroskills Instructor for well design, engineering and deepwater/HPHT courses. Previously, Peter was a deepwater drilling advisor at Centrica Norway, a Senior Drilling Engineer at Cairn Energy, Marathon and Maersk Oil, leading deep and ultra-deepwater wells around the globe including the Arctic. He has also been a deepwater drilling superintendent and engineer with BP, Lundin, TOTAL, Norske, Hess, Shell, and many others. He has worked in multiple locations including Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, North Sea, and Vietnam. Peter has trained at multiple companies and universities including Aberdeen Drilling School, Heriot-Watt University, and at BP. He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Mar.Eng.) since 2004, has a MSc in drilling engineering from Robert Gordon University, has a 2nd Eng Certificate, Chief Engineer from Edinburgh Nautical College, and a certificate as a drilling supervisor from the IWCF. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineers Science and Technology.

Table of Contents

Part I. Deepwater General
1. Mission, Mission Statement
2. Deepwater Geology & Geoscience
3. Deepwater Pressure Management
4. Deepwater Metocean Environments
5. Deepwater: Essentials and Differences
Part II. Deepwater Planning Design and Engineering
6. Deepwater Programs, Safety, and Loss Control
7. Deepwater Well Planning and Design
8. Deepwater Structural Design
9. Deepwater Well Design
10. Operating: Key Aspects of Deepwater Planning and Project Implementation
Part III. Deepwater Drilling Operations
11. Readiness to Drill
12. Deepwater “Riserless” Drilling
13. Deepwater Riserless Best Practice
14. Deepwater Subsea BOP and Marine Drilling Riser
15. Deepwater Intermediate Wellbores and Pressure Detection
16. Production Wellbore Drilling and Well Control Assurance
Appendix 1. Organizational Learning
Appendix 2. Soil Classification and Testing

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