This video follows the complete drilling of a shale gas well through planning, site preparation, rig mobilization, drilling stimulation, completion, well connection, production facilities, and gas transportation and processing. Side tutorials are presented on all the major drilling topics including rig structure, rig equipment, the drilling process, drilling fluids, casing and cementing, well control, drill bits, drill pipe, drilling tools, fishing, directional drilling and well evaluation techniques. The video is presented in high definition and includes extensive graphical representations of down‐hole activity. The well was drilled by one of the largest drillers in the US for a large oil and gas company, using one of the most advanced land drilling rigs in the industry.
This video will be useful for anyone involved in drilling including: • Rig workers and drilling support staff • Oil and gas company employees • Industry contractors and suppliers • Industry support staff such as auditors, lawyers, and regulators • Investors and bankers • Landowners and mineral rights owners
"This is the most complete oil and gas drilling video I have ever seen. It covers the entire cycle from well site selection to drilling, to getting hydrocarbons out of the earth and into the pipeline. It highlights many of the new technologies that have advanced our industry in the global marketplace. A video of this type has been long overdue." ‐ John Lindsay – Executive Vice President and COO, Helmerich & Payne drilling company