III. Drilling

Types of Wells
Basic Drilling Rig Systems
Offshore Rig Types
Drill Bit Types
Drilling Mud
Casing
Logging
Testing
Remedial Work

 

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When the leasing, surveying, testing, mapping and legal work for a prospect are completed, the operating company (producer) is ready to spud and drill a well. The only way to know whether hydrocarbons are present is to drill a well.

The categories on this page provide additional, specific information on the various facets of drilling a well.
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