## Formula – Control Drilling – Maximum Drilling Rate feet per hour

July 2, 2013 By Mike Orr Leave a Comment

Calculate - Control Drilling for Maximum Drilling Rate in feet per hour Controlled Drilling - Maximum Drilling Rate (MDR) in ft/hr. The formula to find Maximum Drilling Rate in feet per hour is listed below: Maximum Drilling Rate feet/hour = 67 x (mud weight out IN ppg — mud weight OUT ppg) … [Continue Reading]

## Calculate Accumulator Capacity Usable Volume per Bottle

June 6, 2013 By Mike Orr 1 Comment

Calculate Accumulator Capacity usable volume per bottle. To complete this we will use Boyle's Law for ideal gases to find, which I have listed below, Boyle’s Law = P1 V1 = P2 V2 There are 3 steps we must be take in order to complete this calculation. I have listed these steps as well as … [Continue Reading]

## Calculate – Slug Weight for Length of Dry Pipe

June 5, 2013 By Mike Orr 1 Comment

Calculate - Slug Weight for Length of Dry Pipe Let's calculate slug weight ppg for a length of dry pipe in feet with set volume. REMEMBER - there are 3 steps in calculating slug weight ppg for a length of dry pipe! Step 1 - Find slug length inside drill pipe in feet: Slug length in feet … [Continue Reading]

## About

My name is Mike Orr and this is my website. I am currently a senior studying Petroleum Services & Production at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. Prior to my studies at NSU, I earned Bachelor of Science degrees in the field Accounting and the study of Behavioral Sciences. The purpose of this website is to … [Continue Reading]

## Basic Formulas

Below I have listed the most basic and common formulas used in the oilfield by Company Men and Petroleum Engineers. If you have any specific questions regarding these formulas, feel free to contact me here. Pressure Gradient using Mud Weight PPG Pressure Gradient using Mud Weight LB/FT3 Pressure Gradient using Mud Weight Specific Gravity … [Continue Reading]

## Drilling Rig Personnel

Petroleum, Natural Gas, and many other hydrocarbons make "your way" of life possible. From the gas in your transportation, to the heat in your home, to the jet-fuel that Obama and his liberalites use each time they ignite Air Force One, it is energy that makes life's little comforts accessible. Without it we would … [Continue Reading]

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