Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Oil & Gas Industry
|What is the term used for when the pressure of an oil or gas well overcomes the hydrostatic pressure exerted on it by the drilling fluid while drilling?||Oil and Gas Drilling 101
a kick. A kick is a very dangerous situation and great measures are taken to try to prevent its occurrence.
the derrick. The derrick is the part of the drilling rig that houses the block and drill line used for lowering and raising the drill pipe in the drilling process.
sand. Sand is often permeable and oil and gas will naturally migrate to such a formation.
Roughnecks. The roughneck's job is to assist in making connections of drill pipe as a well is being drilled, assist in disconnecting pipe when pulling it back out of the well bore, and to keep the drilling rig clean and in working order.
All are names given to an offshore drilling rig. Semi-submersibles are floating vessles that are partially sunk to add stability. Jack-ups are vessels with long legs that can be to touch the ocean floor. The body of the vessel is then jacked-up about the waterline roughly 50-70 feet. A drillship uses sophisticated technology called dynamic positioning to keep itself in place while the drilling is underway.
|What is the name commonly given to the Oil Company representative who is present while drilling is taking place?||Oil and Gas Drilling 101
the Company Man. Company Men are not always men. It is rare, however, for a woman to hold this position. Most Company Men these days don't actually work directly for the company who owns the well. They are usually contract employees working for a consulting firm.
mud. Many additives are mixed with water, diesel or synthetic oil to make up mud. The properties of the mud are very important to the safe and productive drilling of a well.
|What is the term commonly used to refer to the act of deviating a well bore to head in the direction desired?||Oil and Gas Drilling 101
directional drilling. Directional drilling has advanced the ability to get otherwise unreachable oil. It is now comman practice to drill a well horizontally (90 deg.), to distances of 2 miles or more!