Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production: A Nontechnical by William L. Leffler, Richard Pattarozzi, Gordon Sterling

By William L. Leffler, Richard Pattarozzi, Gordon Sterling

The recent moment variation of this authoritative e-book has retained all of the virtues of the best-selling unique, explaining the original demanding situations of oil and gasoline exploration and construction within the world's deepwater provinces. New chapters on geology and geophysics, rigs, and repair cars are integrated, and the engineering and clinical schemes utilized in deepwater are coated in larger aspect. Case experiences in numerous chapters provide sensible examples, whereas the ultimate bankruptcy offers the newest know-how hired in a ''third wave'' of evolution

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They raised strong objection to any additional permanent offshore platforms. Continental, Union, Shell, and Superior Oil Companies formed a consortium, irreverently named the CUSS group, and commissioned the Submarex, a drilling ship. They converted yet another war surplus vessel, a patrol boat, by adding a drilling rig cantilevered over the port side amidships. In 1953, the rig drilled in depths of 30 to 400 feet, but vexing engineering problems quickly convinced the CUSS group that they and the Submarex were not yet ready for prime time and limited the operations to core sampling, not exploratory wells.

Fig. 1–8. Aboard the Scorpion, the first jack-up to use rack-and-pinion drives. indd 13 8/29/11 12:57 PM Deepwater Petroleum Exploration and Production–A Nontechnical Guide 2nd Edition Floaters What’s better than adversity to stimulate creative juices? Oil companies long coveted the potentially prolific leases off the coast of Southern California. At the same time, Californians had never gotten over the unsightly morass at Summerland and countless other nearby aesthetic and environmental disasters.

But scores of other enterprises contributed technology and technique to tapping hydrocarbon in the deepwater—drillers, mud companies, cementing services, fabricators, geoservice and seismic companies, maritime services, and more, not to mention the other oil companies. It would take another ten chapters to do them justice. indd 42 8/26/11 2:56 PM Geology and Geophysics 3 Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye on the far horizon will find the right road.

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