Dead Crude Oil

Introduction An oil sample is said to be “dead” when it has lost all its dissolved gases and volatile components. The gaseous components of crude oil are mainly methane, ethane, propane, and butane (natural gases). These are important for its production. However, when these gase...

JACK-UP RIGS AND HOW THEY WORK

JACK UP RIG A jack-up rig is a type of drilling rig used at offshore locations. It is made up of a barge (or hull) and legs that can be lowered or raised onto the seafloor which will provide support for the main parts of the rig. There are different classes of drilling rigs ...
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Well Drilling Problems

As much as the oil and gas industry is fun, there are some problems that exist in the field. One area that experiences problems regularly is the drilling section. Some drilling problems include hole instability, lost circulation, doglegs, key seats, excessive bottom-hole temperat...