As more rig shut down, and more hands get laid off, the consequences of this are widening. Work boat shut down, fuel suppliers, boat-builders, it goes on and on.
These consequences are spreading in concentric, ever-widening circles.
It has come to my attention that it has even trickled down to the 'gentleman's clubs' in south Louisiana! Club owners are now having to lay off the… Continue
Added by Wayne Nash on June 29, 2010 at 8:30am —
Google 'hands across the sand' You will find an uninformed environmental (accent on "mental'') group that is going to go join hands on all the beaches to stop offshore drilling.
The irony is:
All these sheep will use oil to get to the protest. And they want only 'clean' energy, but refuse to even discuss nuclear. And they vote. I tried to find a… Continue
Added by Wayne Nash on June 25, 2010 at 8:30am —
For the drilling industry especially when we talk about well control, there are 2 types of shut in which are Hard Shut-in and Soft Shut-in. This post will describe both shut in types and I wish I would be helpful for you all :)
Hard shut in… Continue
Added by Rachain Jetjongjit on June 24, 2010 at 10:00pm —
The Truth vs. Media Misconceptions
"BP and/or the government has lied to us since the start about the amount of oil entering the Gulf of Mexico."
This seems to be the most popular misconception out there. My understanding is in the beginning BP actually made… Continue
Added by Drilling Ahead on June 23, 2010 at 4:30am —
For all the finger-pointing and attempts at blame fixing that's happening, you have to hand it to BP, they're just POURING the bucks into trying to fix things. You know that with as many things that are happening and all the confusion that's going along with it, it has to be a day of drilling on junk with no shock sub, only it's turning into week after week after week.
News media broadcasting nothing but tough words,… Continue
Added by Overshot on June 11, 2010 at 8:30pm —
A certain amount of the gas in cuttings will enter into drilling fluid when we drill through porous formations that contain gas. The gas showing on the surface due to drilling through formations is called “Drilled Gas”.
When gas from the cutting comes into drilling fluid, it will expand as it is circulated out of hole, hence, you will see the gas from the monitors… Continue
Added by Rachain Jetjongjit on June 11, 2010 at 1:30pm —
This profession has always had it's risk. Risk is controlled by good judgments, good planning and good practices along with evaluation of changing circumstances. Drilling exploratory wells are drilling into the unknown using past knowledge acquired to prevent future mistakes. Engineers have studied previous data from studies conducted to choose the location to drill and how to best enter into the formation with casing designs and other well planning. All of this is done on paper and with… Continue
Added by Tex on June 1, 2010 at 8:02pm —