Hole Monitoring Procedures While Running Casing or Tubing

by DrillingFormulas.Com on August 2, 2015

This is the example of hole monitoring procedure while running casing and this will give you some ideas only. You need to adjust it to suit with your operation.

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Deepwater Horizon Investigation Reports

by DrillingFormulas.Com on July 30, 2015

Deepwater Horizon is one of the worst well control incidents in oil and gas industry and this situation results in losing of life and damaging environment. Therefore, it is worth to learn from this accident. In this article, we would like to share a couple of investigation reports from reliable sources for you to read and learn from this incident.

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Figure 1 Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report from BP

Figure 1 – Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report from BP

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Hole Monitoring Procedures While Tripping

by DrillingFormulas.Com on July 28, 2015

This is the example of hole monitoring procedure while tripping and this will give you some ideas only. You need to adjust it to suit with your operation

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  • Perform pre-job safety meeting with personnel involved in operation.

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Leaving Time Calculator for Oilfield Personnel

by DrillingFormulas.Com on July 24, 2015

I’ve got a very funny Excel spreadsheet – Leaving Time Calculator for Oilfield Personnel. Basically, the file will plot a hump curve showing where you are in your working hitch.

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Hole Monitoring Procedures While Drilling or Milling Operation

by DrillingFormulas.Com on July 19, 2015

This is the example of hole monitoring procedure while drilling or milling and this will give you some ideas only. You need to adjust it to suit with your operation

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  • Perform pre-job safety meeting with personnel involved in operation.
  • The Driller or the toolpusher on the break is responsible for monitoring a well condition and identifying when a well must be shut-in with safe and correct practices.
  • If the driller sees a hole problem, the drilling operation must be stopped and inform the following people: Toolpusher, Senior Toolpusher and Company Representative.
  • Shut In Procedure While Drilling or Milling for Well Control Situation must be posted in the driller cabin where the driller can see it easily at all time.
    • Note: shut in procedure depends on requirement on each company.

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Please watch the footage below. It was a flow back after breaking out the lubricator on the rig floor.

We don’t know full details what was happened but from what we’ve seen in this VDO, it shown that the well was flowing after the wireline operation was completed. The crew broke out the connection between the wireline lubricator and the string set on the rotary table.  Few seconds after the connection was removed, the well flowed back. The flow became stronger as you can see the drilling fluid was pushed out from the drillstring quickly and the rotary table started to turn black. The lubricator was pushed by hydraulic power from the mud and it was swung around. Eventually, the crew went back to connect the lubricator to the string and the well stopped flowing.  It seem like the situation was under control at the end. Luckily, there was no gas or any spark that can cause fire on the rig floor.

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Blowout Preventers (BOP) VDO Training

by DrillingFormulas.Com on July 15, 2015

All drilling rigs have the Blow Out Preventer because it is a mandatory equipment for well control, therefore personnel who has work relating to drilling operation must learn about the BOP. Learning via VDO training gives you several advantages as clear descriptions with relating images, etc so learners can learn faster and get correct massage.

This VDO below teaches about the BOP and we also provide the full VDO transcript as usual to accelerate learning capability.

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Bullheading Calculation Example

by DrillingFormulas.Com on July 12, 2015

Bullheading is one of the well control methods that involve pumping formation fluids back into formation into a shut-in well. You can read the basic details about bullheading from this link  http://www.drillingformulas.com/bullheading-well-control-method/. For this time, this article will be focused on a calculation example for bullheading operation.

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Oil Rig Tile Puzzle Jigsaw Android App Game

by DrillingFormulas.Com on July 8, 2015

Oil Rig Tile Puzzle is a puzzle Android app which has various images of oil drilling rig both onshore and offshore. You can enjoy playing this app and be able to see spectacular photos of oil rig. This application is fit for all player age and it is very good for oilfield people and their families.

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Link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funappdev.oilrigtilepuzzle

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World’s Tallest Offshore Facilities as of 2015

by DrillingFormulas.Com on June 29, 2015

When people talk about the tallest man-made structure, most people think about buildings as Burj Khalifa, Tokyo Sky Tree, CN Tower etc. However, offshore structures are far even taller than the tallest building.

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