UK deepwater drilling   implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Book

UK deepwater drilling implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill


  • Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Energy and Climate Change Committee
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2011-01-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 0215555791

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UK deepwater drilling implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Excerpt :

On 20 April 2010, a blowout of BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico led to the deaths of 11 workers on Transocean's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and the release of an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil. The European Commission called for a moratorium but the UK government decided its regulatory controls were fit for purpose. However a full review of the oil and gas environmental regulatory regime would be undertaken. The Committee believes that the UK has high regulatory standards - as exemplified by the Safety Case regime that was set up in response to the 1988 Piper Alpha tragedy in 1988. The blowout in the Gulf of Mexico could have been prevented if the last-line of defence - the blind shear ram on the blowout preventer had activated and crushed the drill pipe. Given the importance of this equipment the committee recommends prescribing specifically that blowout preventers should have two blind shear rams and that simple, potential failures mustn't be left unchecked. The Committee also recommends that the Bly report conclusions, BP's internal investigation, be considered alongside observations of other companies involved. They believe that should an oil spill resulting from drilling activities occur in the UK there needs to be an absolute clarity as to the identity of the responsible party, and that liability legislation needs to ensure prompt compensation. They conclude that any calls for increased oversight of the UK offshore industry should be rejected in favour of multilateral approaches to regulation and oil spill response

Deepwater Drilling Book

Deepwater Drilling


  • Author : Peter Aird
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 685
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081022832

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Deepwater Drilling Excerpt :

Deepwater Drilling: Well Planning, Design, Engineering, Operations, and Technology Application presents necessary coverage on drilling engineering and well construction through the entire lifecycle process of deepwater wells. Authored by an expert with real-world experience, this book delivers illustrations and practical examples throughout to keep engineers up-to-speed and relevant in today’s offshore technology. Starting with pre-planning stages, this reference dives into the rig’s elaborate rig and equipment systems, including ROVs, rig inspection and auditing procedures. Moving on, critical drilling guidelines are covered, such as production casing, data acquisition and well control. Final sections cover managed pressure drilling, top and surface hole ‘riserless’ drilling, and decommissioning. Containing practical guidance and test questions, this book presents a long-awaited resource for today’s offshore engineers and managers. Helps readers gain practical experience from an author with over 35 years of offshore field know-how Presents offshore drilling operational best practices and tactics on well integrity for the entire lifecycle of deepwater wells Covers operations and personnel, from emergency response management, to drilling program outlines

Deepwater Drilling Technology  Research  and Development Book

Deepwater Drilling Technology Research and Development


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Offshore oil well drilling
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822037812567

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Deep Water  The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling  Report to the President  January 2011 Book

Deep Water The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling Report to the President January 2011


  • Author : National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dril
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Release Date : 2011-05-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 016087372X

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Deep Water The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling Report to the President January 2011 Excerpt :

On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region’s economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas—the latest frontier in the national energy supply. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed a seven-member Commission to investigate the disaster, analyze its causes and effects, and recommend the actions necessary to minimize such risks in the future. The Commission’s report offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened in the Gulf and why, and proposes actions—changes in company behavior, reform of government oversight, and investments in research and technology—required as industry moves forward to meet the nation’s energy needs.

Deep Water  The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling  Recommendations  National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling  January 2011     NOTE  Ship Short With Rainchecks Book

Deep Water The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling Recommendations National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling January 2011 NOTE Ship Short With Rainchecks


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03162650B

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Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Book

Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011). Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Offshore oil well drilling
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822038350872

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Multiphase Flow in Oil and Gas Well Drilling Book

Multiphase Flow in Oil and Gas Well Drilling


  • Author : Baojiang Sun
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118720257

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Multiphase Flow in Oil and Gas Well Drilling Excerpt :

A major contribution to the state-of-the-art for those interested in multiphase flow in well-bore, drilling cutting, hydrate and/or acid gas involvements The author is a leading researcher on the topics presented, and his development of gas-liquid flow pattern transition mechanism and multiphase flow models are major contributions to the multi-phase flow in wellbore Focuses on acid gas and hydrate involvements, offering the latest results from drilling engineering computation research Presents an emerging hot spot in petroleum engineering, with more multi-phase flow methodologies developed and adopted to improve the engineering process for gas & oil drilling and production

Macondo Well Deepwater Horizon Blowout Book

Macondo Well Deepwater Horizon Blowout


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309221412

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Macondo Well Deepwater Horizon Blowout Excerpt :

The blowout of the Macondo well on April 20, 2010, led to enormous consequences for the individuals involved in the drilling operations, and for their families. Eleven workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig lost their lives and 16 others were seriously injured. There were also enormous consequences for the companies involved in the drilling operations, to the Gulf of Mexico environment, and to the economy of the region and beyond. The flow continued for nearly 3 months before the well could be completely killed, during which time, nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the gulf. Macondo Well-Deepwater Horizon Blowout examines the causes of the blowout and provides a series of recommendations, for both the oil and gas industry and government regulators, intended to reduce the likelihood and impact of any future losses of well control during offshore drilling. According to this report, companies involved in offshore drilling should take a "system safety" approach to anticipating and managing possible dangers at every level of operation -- from ensuring the integrity of wells to designing blowout preventers that function under all foreseeable conditions-- in order to reduce the risk of another accident as catastrophic as the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. In addition, an enhanced regulatory approach should combine strong industry safety goals with mandatory oversight at critical points during drilling operations. Macondo Well-Deepwater Horizon Blowout discusses ultimate responsibility and accountability for well integrity and safety of offshore equipment, formal system safety education and training of personnel engaged in offshore drilling, and guidelines that should be established so that well designs incorporate protection against the various credible risks associated with the drilling and abandonment process. This book will be of interest to professionals in the oil and gas industry, government decision makers, environmental advocacy groups,

Scientific Ocean Drilling Book

Scientific Ocean Drilling


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309219013

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Scientific Ocean Drilling Excerpt :

Through direct exploration of the subseafloor, U.S.-supported scientific ocean drilling programs have significantly contributed to a broad range of scientific accomplishments in Earth science disciplines, shaping understanding of Earth systems and enabling new fields of inquiry. Scientific Ocean Drilling: Accomplishments and Challenges reviews the scientific accomplishments of U.S.-supported scientific ocean drilling over the past four decades. The book evaluates how the programs (Deep Sea Drilling Project [DSDP], 1968-1983, Ocean Drilling Program [ODP], 1984-2003, and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program [IODP], 2003-2013) have shaped understanding of Earth systems and Earth history and assessed the role of scientific ocean drilling in enabling new fields of inquiry. This book also assesses the potential for transformative discoveries for the next proposed phase of scientific ocean drilling, which is scheduled to run from 2013 to 2023. The programs' technological innovations have played a strong role in these accomplishments. The science plan for the proposed 2013-2023 program presents a strong case for the continuation of scientific ocean drilling. Each of the plan's four themes identifies compelling challenges with potential for transformative science that could only be addressed through scientific ocean drilling, although some challenges appear to have greater potential than others. Prioritizing science plan challenges and integrating multiple objectives into single expeditions would help use resources more effectively, while encouraging technological innovations would continue to increase the potential for groundbreaking science.

Managed Pressure Drilling Book

Managed Pressure Drilling


  • Author : Bill Rehm
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-12-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780127999876

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With extraction out of depleted wells more important than ever, this new and developing technology is literally changing drilling engineering for future generations. Never before published in book form, these cutting-edge technologies and the processes that surround them are explained in easy-tounderstand language, complete with worked examples, problems and solutions. This volume is invaluable as a textbook for both the engineering student and the veteran engineer who needs to keep up with changing technology.

Deep Water  The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling  Report to the President  January 2011 Book

Deep Water The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling Report to the President January 2011


  • Author : United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
  • Publisher : U.S. Government Printing Office
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03162649W

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Deep Water The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling Report to the President January 2011 Excerpt :

"The explosion that tore through the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig last April 20, as the rig's crew completed drilling the exploratory Macondo well deep under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, began a human, economic, and environmental disaster. Eleven crew members died, and others were seriously injured, as fire engulfed and ultimately destroyed the rig. And, although the nation would not know the full scope of the disaster for weeks, the first of more than four million barrels of oil began gushing uncontrolled into the Gulf--threatening livelihoods, precious habitats, and even a unique way of life. A treasured American landscape, already battered and degraded from years of mismanagement, faced yet another blow as the oil spread and washed ashore. Five years after Hurricane Katrina, the nation was again transfixed, seemingly helpless, as this new tragedy unfolded in the Gulf. The costs from this one industrial accident are not yet fully counted, but it is already clear that the impacts on the region's natural systems and people were enormous, and that economic losses total tens of billions of dollars"--Page vi of online resource.

Fluid Chemistry  Drilling and Completion Book

Fluid Chemistry Drilling and Completion


  • Author : Qiwei Wang
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128227411

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Fluid Chemistry Drilling and Completion Excerpt :

Fluid Chemistry, Drilling and Completion, the latest release in the Oil and Gas Chemistry Management series that covers all sectors of oil and gas chemicals (from drilling to production, processing, storage and transportation), delivers critical chemical oilfield basics while also covering the latest research developments and practical solutions. Organized by type of chemical, the book allows engineers to fully understand how to effectively control chemistry issues, make sound decisions, and mitigate challenges. Sections cover downhole sampling, crude oil characterization, such as fingerprinting properties, data interpretation, chemicals specific to fluid loss control, and matrix stimulation chemicals. Supported by a list of contributing experts from both academia and industry, the book provides a necessary reference that bridges petroleum chemistry operations from theory, to safer, cost-effective applications. Offers a full range of oil field chemistry issues, including chapters focusing on unconventional reservoirs and water management Helps users gain effective control on problems Includes mitigation strategies from an industry list of experts and contributors Delivers both up-to-date research developments and practical applications, bridging between theory and practice

Advances in Terrestrial Drilling  Book

Advances in Terrestrial Drilling


  • Author : Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000328424

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Advances in Terrestrial Drilling Excerpt :

Advances in Terrestrial Drilling: Ground, Ice, and Underwater includes the latest drilling and excavation principles and processes for terrestrial environments. The chapters cover the history of drilling and excavation, drill types, drilling techniques and their advantages and associated issues, rock coring including acquisition, damage control, caching and transport, and data interpretation, as well as unconsolidated soil drilling and borehole stability. This book includes a description of the basic science of the drilling process, associated processes of breaking and penetrating various media, the required hardware, and the process of excavation and analysis of the sampled media. Describes recent advances in terrestrial drilling. Discusses drilling in the broadest range of media including terrestrial surfaces, ice and underwater from shallow penetration to very deep. Provides an in-depth description of key drilling techniques and the unified approach to assessing the required tools for given drilling requirements. Discusses environmental effects on drilling, current challenges of drilling and excavation, and methods that are used to address these. Examines novel drilling and excavation approaches. Dr. Yoseph Bar-Cohen is the Supervisor of the Electroactive Technologies Group (http://ndeaa.jpl.nasa.gov/) and a Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech, Pasadena, CA. His research is focused on electro-mechanics including planetary sample handling mechanisms, novel actuators that are driven by such materials as piezoelectric and EAP (also known as artificial muscles), and biomimetics. Dr. Kris Zacny is a Senior Scientist and Vice President of Exploration Systems at Honeybee Robotics, Altadena, CA. His expertise includes space mining, sample handling, soil and rock mechanics, extraterrestrial drilling, and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU).

Advances in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Drilling  Book

Advances in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Drilling


  • Author : Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 684
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000752878

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Advances in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Drilling Excerpt :

This two-volume set includes the latest principles behind the processes of drilling and excavation on Earth and other planets. It covers the categories of drills, the history of drilling and excavation, various drilling techniques and associated issues, rock coring (acquisition, damage control, caching and transport, restoration of "in-situ" conditions and data interpretation), as well as unconsolidated soil drilling and borehole stability. It describes the drilling process from basic science and associated process of breaking and penetrating various media and the required hardware and the process of excavation and analysis of the sampled media.