Drilling Fluids, Mud Pumps, and Conditioning Equipment Book Review

Learning about drilling fluids, mud pumps and conditioning equipment is required basic knowledge which personnel working on the rig must understand. In the old day, you may need to take a lot of time to learn this knowledge. Nowadays, Petroleum Extension Service publishes the book named “Drilling Fluids, Mud Pumps, and Conditioning Equipment” which will provide learners a lot of essential thing regarding drilling fluids, mud pumps and equipment. Today, I would like to review this book so you will know what inside and what you will you get from it.

What will you learn from this book?

These are brief contents which you will learn from the book.

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Applied Drilling Engineering (Spe Textbook Series, Vol 2) Review

If you would like to learn about drilling engineering, this book, Applied Drilling Engineering – Spe Textbook Series, is my recommendation. The book contains various topics regarding drilling engineering.

What will you learn from this book?

Rotary drilling – basic of drilling rigs, rig power system, hoisting system, circulating system, etc.

Drilling fluids – Mud test, pilot test, water based mud and oil based mud.

Cements – composition of cement, cement testing, cement additives, and cement placement techniques used in the drilling field.

Drilling hydraulics – Hydrostatic pressure, annular pressure during well control operation, buoyancy factor, non static well condition, flow through jet bits, rheology models, laminar and turbulent flow, surge/swab pressure and particle slip velocity.

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The Rotary Rig and Its Components Book Review

Rig components may not be a problem with experience people who have been working on the rig for awhile. However, new people will totally blind what each equipment is. I remember since I was a new hand on the rig. No one taught me what the rotary drilling is, how equipment works or even what the equipment is called. I took times several months to know the drilling rig and its components.

Currently, everything is changed in a better way on how we learn thing. University of Texas at Austin publishes the very useful book named “The Rotary Rig and Its Components” which is especially for new people on the rig. The language is written in a non-technical perspective so readers can learn the details without any drilling background.

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Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production Book Review

The Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production is the must book for someone who are nontechnical personnel or really new in the petroleum industry. There are several good points regarding this book as listed below:


• The author of this book, Dr Norman J. Hyne, explains complex subjects in the petroleum industry in very simple language. Moreover, what he wrote in the book covers all parts of petroleum starting from a geology phase to a production phase. You can see the table content of this book as listed below:

1. The Nature of Oil and Gas

2. The Earth’s Crust – Where We Find it

3. Identification of Common Rocks and Minerals

4. Geological Time

5. Deformation of Sedimentary Rocks

6. Sandstone Reservoir Rocks

7. Carbonate Reservoir Rocks

8. Sedimentary Rock Distribution

9. Mapping

10. Ocean Environment and Plate Tectonics

11. Source Rocks, Generation, Migration, and Accumulation of Petroleum

12. Petroleum Traps

13. Petroleum Exploration – Geological and Geochemical

14. Petroleum Exploration – Geophysical

15. Drilling Preliminaries

16. Drilling a Well – The Mechanics

17. Drilling Problems

18. Drilling Techniques

19. Testing a Well

20. Completing a Well

21. Surface Treatment and Storage

22. Offshore Drilling and Completion

23. Workover

24. Reservoir Mechanics

25. Petroleum Production

26. Reserves

27. Improved Oil Recovery

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