An Invaluable Reference for Members of the Drilling Industry, from Owner-Operators to Large Contractors, and Anyone Interested In Drilling
Developed by one of the world's leading authorities on drilling technology, the fifth edition of The Drilling Manual draws on industry expertise to provide the latest drilling methods, safety, risk management, and management practices, and protocols. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and techniques, this edition thoroughly updates the fourth edition and introduces entirely new topics. It includes new coverage on occupational health and safety, adds new sections on coal seam gas, sonic and coil tube drilling, sonic drilling, Dutch cone probing, in hole water or mud hammer drilling, pile top drilling, types of grouting, and improved sections on drilling equipment and maintenance. New sections on drilling applications include underground blast hole drilling, coal seam gas drilling (including well control), trenchless technology and geothermal drilling. It contains heavily illustrated chapters that clearly convey the material.
This manual incorporates forward-thinking technology and details good industry practice for the following sectors of the drilling industry:
- Blast Hole
- Mineral Exploration
- Mineral Production and Development
- Oil and Gas: On-shore
- Trenchless Technology
- Water Well
The Drilling Manual, Fifth Edition provides you with the most thorough information about the "what," "how," and "why" of drilling. An ideal resource for drilling personnel, hydrologists, environmental engineers, and scientists interested in subsurface conditions, it covers drilling machinery, methods, applications, management, safety, geology, and other related issues.
"... an excellent reference guide and source of information in assisting myself and my business in developing and providing well informed, comprehensive and quality Training packages and Verification of Competency (VOC) tools in the field. ... very much a planning tool providing information on techniques, shortfalls, resources, quality assurances, recording and safety"
-James Hall, ADITC
"This book is a valuable industry resource."
-Tim Westcott, JSW Australia
Drillers and Their Industry Profile of a Driller Occupational Skills Drilling Industry Sectors Drilling Objectives Drilling Fundamentals Metric Calculations Volume Calculations Flow Rates (Velocity) Mass, Density, Pressure, Force Conversion Factors Strength of Materials Machine Ratings Rig Stability Basic Hydraulics Electricity Planning and Setting Up Drilling Equipment and Methods Classification of Types of Drilling The Connection to the Bit Pipes and Pipe Threads Cable Tool and Hydraulic Drilling Auger Drilling Rotary and Down-Hole Hammer Drilling Slim Hole Rotary and Diamond Drilling Other Drill Strings Drilling Instruments Rating Capacity Rig Mechanics Rig Mechanics and Maintenance Engines Transmissions Hydraulic Systems Filters Vehicles Circulating Pumps and Swivels Compressors and Air Systems Ancillary Equipment and Drilling Tools Safe Use and Care of Tools Geology for Drillers Benefits of Knowing Geology Some Geological Basics Defining Drillability and Stability Relating Rock Classification & Structural Geology to Drillability and Stability Occurrence of Pressurised Water Map Reading and Use Circulation Fluids and Grouting Fluids for Cleaning and Stabilising Drilling Muds The Circulation System Stabilisation using Circulating Fluids Overcoming Lost Circulation using Muds Rotary and Down Hole Hammer Drilling Diamond Drilling Cable Tool and Auger Drilling Testing and Treating Muds Stabilising and Sealing Bore Holes with Cement Cementing and Sealing Casing Sealing Bore Holes and Casing with Clay Grout Drilling Operations Cutting Actions Cable Tool Bits Cable Tool Operation Auger Drilling Practice Rotary Bits and Tools Rotary Drilling Practice Rotary Drilling Tasks Diamond Drilling Diamond Drilling Tasks Reverse Circulation Drilling Methods Other Hole Making Methods Handling Drill Strings Casing-Hole Design Sampling and Sampling Equipment Requirements for Sampling and Coring Chip Sampling Disturbed Soil Sampling Core Barrels and Bits Cutting Undisturbed Samples and Cores Coring Consolidated Formations Handling Core Barrels Special Barrels and Techniques Handling Samples and Cores Water Sampling Tests and Measurements Depth and Down Hole Measurements Surveying of Deep Holes Wire Line Surveys Cutting Oriented Cores Down Hole Inspection Geophysical Logging Bore Hole Fluid Measurement Test Pumping Water Bores Packer Tests Soil Penetration Tests Measurement of Sub-Surface Movement Measurement of Formation Pore Pressure Testing Soil Samples Information: Logs, Records and Reports Recording Information Drillers Log Rig Performance Record Records of Tools Cost Records Hole Records Legal Requirements for Reporting Drilling Applications Geotechnical, Engineering and Mineral Applications Geotechnical Investigations Foundation Drilling Mineral Exploration and Investigation Drilling for Construction and Rock Breaking Water Well Applications Water Exploration and Investigation Water Well Construction Screen Selection Screening Artificial Packs Well Development Development Procedures Eliminating Contamination Well Maintenance and Rehabilitation Environmental Applications Environmental Drilling and Sampling Well/Bore Hole Abandonment Overcoming Down Hole Problems Decisions and Problem Solving Deeper Holes Accentuate Problems Key Seats and Differential Sticking Problem Formations Gas Kicks Blow-Out Prevention Fishing Principles Fishing Tools and Operations Rig and Crew Management The Driller's Management Role Management and Money Management and People Communications Drilling Supplies and Support Moving the Equipment Defining the Program Preparations for Drilling Efficient Drilling References Appendices Selected Australian and U.S. Standards Relevant to Drilling Selected Drilling Industry Associations Selected Drilling Industry Periodical Publications Index