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Petroleum Engineering Development Timeline from 1848-1959 (1st Part)

Petroleum engineering has been developed since the beginning of the 19th Century. The following images demonstrates petroleum technology milestone from 1848 – 1959. This is the first part of this series and more to come.

1848:World’s First Oil Well – Major Aleveev drills the world’s first oil well at Baku, Azerbaijan using a primitive cable-tool drilling technique which originated in ancient China.

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Deepwater Sea Life

When you work in deepwater environment (3000 ft + below sea level), you may think what kinds of creatures live in that condition.  Roman Fedorstov  has shared some amazing photos of animal living at that condition. You can take a look that these are animal passing by subsea BOP, riser, etc.

If you want to see Roman Fedorstov’s portforlio, you can click the links below.

https://twitter.com/rfedortsov/

https://www.instagram.com/rfedortsov_official_account/

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Transocean to sell all jack-up fleet to Norwegian offshore drilling contractor, Borr Drilling

In our opinion, it is very interesting decision made by Transcoean to sell all jack-up fleets to Norwegian offshore drilling contractor, Borr Drilling. With current oil market situation, Transocan has made decision to stay only deep water drilling.

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News by Offshore Energy Today 

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling, formerly known as Magni Drilling, is planning to buy 15 jack-up drilling rigs from Swiss-based Transocean for $1.35 billion.

Borr Drilling announced on Monday the signing of a letter of intent with Transocean for the acquisition of 15 high-specification jack-up rigs.

The transaction consists of Transocean’s entire jack-up fleet, including ten rigs already in the fleet and five newbuilds under construction at Keppel FELS Limited, which Transocean has been postponing for a while now. The latest agreement with Keppel entailed the deferral of the five new jack-ups until 2020. Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Oil Industry for Kids – Free Download

It is quite difficult to find a book that explain about oil and gas industry to our children. There are many times that you are asked about oilfield by your kids and you could not find the good resource to explain them. Today we would like to share one of the best and simple oilfield books for kids. This book is “I need to know – An Introduction to the Oil Industry & OPEC“. An introduction to the Oil Industry and OPEC tells the story of oil. It tells how crude oil – or, using its more technical term, petroleum – was discovered, how it is explored and taken from the ground and made into other products.

The contents in this book are well written into simple language in order to explain about oilfield to young generations around the world. Not only is it good for children, it is also excellent to educate people who do not know much about oil and gas industry. The contents in this book are listed below; Continue reading

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Directional Control by Rotary Steerable

Nowadays, many wells required complex well trajectory plans in order to reach reservoir sections and some of complicated well paths (Figure 1) cannot be drilled with either rotary drilling assemblies or mud motors. In order to achieve the drilling goal, rotary steerable tools are usually selected.

Figure 1 – Complex Well Paths

While the precise mechanics might vary, each rotary steerable tool uses much the same approach. Running the rotary steerable immediately above the bit serves as a sort of replacement for a near bit stab (NB stab). Most tools use three blades close to the drill bit, which act as stablizers and move in and out. While the tool turns, the blade which is turning in the opposite direction pushes against the side of the hole, giving the necessary side force to create a curved hole while drilling.

When using a steerable motor, the adjustment of the well path a series of slide drilling and rotary drilling doesn’t give a clean smooth edge, but rather creates a hole with multiple sharp edges, and straight sections between them. A rotary steerable tool, on the other hand, does give a smooth curved hole. This makes the wellbore more stable, and less resistant when tripping in and out of the hole. With higher inclinations, a smooth curve makes for an easier job of running casing or logging tools. Continue reading

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