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Air and Gas Drilling Manual by William C. Lyons

By William C. Lyons

Be ready for drilling's most well-liked pattern

in keeping with the U.S. division of power, via 2005, 30% of all wells may be drilled utilizing gasoline and air. The Air and fuel Drilling handbook, through William Lyons -- an across the world recognized specialist and holder of 9 drilling patents -- lays out every thing you must practice air and fuel drilling to all types of operations, from the main simple to the main advanced, and for the shallowest to the inner most. You’re proven easy methods to:
grasp the air and gasoline drilling strategies in very important industries: building and improvement of water wells, tracking wells, geotechnical boreholes, mining operations boreholes, and extra
Calculate volumetric stream and compressor requisites.
Drill with good foam, risky foam, and aerated beverages (as good as fuel and air)
deal with the exact issues of deep gap drilling
practice direct and reverse-flow flow calculations
Specify drills, collars, and casings
Engineer and function really expert downhole initiatives
Plan operations and select air package deal contractors

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Table 1-1 gives the API length ranges for drill collars and drill pipe [6]. Table 1-1: API length ranges for drill collars and drill pipe. Ranges Range 1 Range 2 Range 3 Minimum Length (ft) 18 27 38 Maximum Length (ft) 22 30 45 Figure 1-3 shows a typical single drilling rig. Such small drilling rigs are highly mobile and are used principally to drill shallow (less than 3,000 ft in depth) water wells, environmental monitoring wells, mining related boreholes, and other geotechnical boreholes. These single rigs are usually self-propelled.

At the surface the drilling fluid (water) from the annulus with entrained cuttings is returned to the pit where the rock cuttings are allowed to settle out to the bottom. The pumps on single drilling rigs are small positive displacement reciprocating piston or centrifugal type. Figure 1-6: Direct circulation mud system. Figure 1-7 shows a detailed schematic of a direct circulation compressed air drilling system that would be used on a typical double or triple drilling rig. Direct circulation requires that atmospheric air be compressed by the compressor and then forced through the standpipe on the mast, through the rotary hose, through the swivel and down the inside of the kelly, down the inside of the drill pipe and drill collars, through the drill bit (at the bottom of the borehole) into the annulus space between the outside of the drill string and the inside of the borehole.

The well has been drilled out of the casing shoe with a 7 7/8 inch diameter drill bit. The comparison is made for drilling at 10,000 ft. 60 lb/ft nominal, EUS135, NC 50, drill pipe. Figure 1-15: Comparison example well and drill string. The mud drilling hydraulics calculations are carried out assuming the drilling 3 2 mud weight is 10 lb/gal (75 lb/ft ), the Bingham mud yield is 10 lb/100 ft , and the plastic viscosity is 30 centipose. The drill bit is assumed to have three 13/32 inch diameter nozzles and the drilling mud circulation flow rate is 300 gals/minute.

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