Rules-of-Thumb for the Man on the Rig

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Rules-of-Thumb for the Man on the Rig
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Publisher: Murchison Drilling Schools, Inc.
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This guide is a powerful tool full of formulas, tables, equations, and descriptions designed to provide fast, accurate answers to nearly every question a rig worker or operator might have. From mud density to hydraulics, from hole volume to casing, this guide has it all. A highly useful tool in the field and a great educational book for anyone involved in the drilling and exploration sector.

Contents:
• Mud Related Rules-of-Thumb
• Tripping Rules-of-Thumb
• Casing, Cementing, and Plug Setting
• Cement Mix
• Volume and Capacity
• Hydraulics
• Estimating Hydrostatic Head (Pressure)
• Estimating Strength of Steel Cable
• Estimating Strength of Rope
• Make Up Loss in Line Pipe with Standard 8 Round Thread
• Centrifugal Pumps
• BOP Accumulators
• Kick Tolerance
• Water Hammer Effect
• Shales
• Lost Circulation
• Diamond Bits
• Directional Drilling
• Stuck Pipe
• Drill Stem Testing (DST)
• Drill String Design
• Logging Rules for Drilling
• Gas Kicks and Bubble Rise to Surface
• Mud Volume Building Formulas
• Estimating Production Rate (BPD)
• Estimating Gas Well Flow Rate (MCFD)
• Estimating Horsepower Required to Compress Gas
• The Temperature Drop Across a Pressure Regulator
• Elongation Due to Stretch and the Piston (Buoyancy)
• Temperature Conversion
• Depreciation of Equipment
• Appendix A: Cross Reference
• Appendix B: Abbreviations
• Appendix C: SI Metric Units

A powerful tool full of formulas, tables, equations, and descriptions designed to provide fast, accurate answers to nearly every question a rig worker or operator might have. This guide has it all!