Be the one with the know-how in drilling's hottest trend Air and Gas Drilling Manual Develop expertise in the technology that's the fastest-growing in the drilling industry. By 2005, 30% of all wells will be drilled using gas and air, according to a U.S. Department of Energy estimate. This comprehensive guide, written by an internationally known expert and holder of nine drilling patents, lays out absolutely everything you need to design and apply air and gas drilling to all kinds of operations, from the most basic to the most complex, and for the shallowest to the deepest. The Air and Gas Drilling Manual shows you how to: Master the air and gas drilling techniques in vital industries: construction and development of water wells, monitoring wells, geotechnical boreholes, mining operations boreholes, and more. Calculate volumetric flow and compressor requirements. Drill with stable foam, unstable foam, and aerated liquids (as well as gas and air). Handle the special considerations of deep hole drilling. Perform direct and reverse-flow circulation calculations. Specify drills, collars, and casings. Engineer and operate specialized downhole projects Plan operations and choose air package contractors. Typical air packages utilized. Whether you're a geologist, environmentalist, or a petroleum, mining, drilling, groundwater, or other engineer, this definitive, applications-based resource is poised to increase your expertise in this critical new area of drilling technology. Construction Water Wells Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Geotech Boreholes Horizontal Mining Natural Gas Petroleum Vertical Water WellsLyons, William C. is the author of 'Air and Gas Drilling Manual Engineering Applications for Water Wells, Monitoring Wells, Mining Boreholes, Geotechnical Boreholes, and Oil and Gas Recovery Wells', published 2000 under ISBN 9780070393127 and ISBN 0070393125.