Air and Gas Drilling Manual

Air and Gas Drilling Manual

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: brown-tech

: 9780123708953

: Book


This third edition of the Air and Gas Drilling Manual is written as a practical reference for engineers and earth scientists who are engaged in planning and carrying out deep air and gas drilling operations. The book covers air (or gas) drilling fluids, aerated (gasified) drilling fluids, and foam drilling. Further, from the mechanical rock destruction standpoint, the book covers conventional rotary drilling, downhole positive displacement motor (PDM) drilling, and down-the-hole hammer (DTH) drilling.

The first edition of this book was published in 1984 by Gulf Publishing Company of Houston, Texas. It was written primarily for the oil and gas recovery drilling industry and had moderate success, selling out of the initial printing by the late 1980s. The second edition was published by McGraw-Hill in 2001; it added a significant section on the shallow geotechnical drilling industry (e.g., water wells, environmental monitoring wells, mining ventilation shafts, etc.), and also discussed shallow reverse circulation, dual wall drill pipe, and air hammer technologies.

This new third edition is unique in that we have presented the entire engineering material in both the USCS and SI unit systems, including the important equations used for air (or gas) drilling and aerated (gasified) drilling, along with the foam drilling calculations. Solutions based on these equations are given in MathCad, using both USCS and SI units, providing readers with complete transparency into the solution process for these complicated fluid flow problems. These Math-Cadsolutions are presented in the appendices.

  • Isbn-13 Digit: 9780123708953
  • Edition: 3rd