Ideal for non-engineer industry professionals, as well as professionals as a handy desk-top reference. Introduces the reader to both onshore and offshore drilling operations and technology by covering the entire drilling process from basic geology to managing drilling operations. In addition, he covers key managment issues such as safety, the environment, costs, and regulations. Each chapter includes an overview, summary and glossary. A comprehensive list of acronyms is also included along with a detailed index, line diagrams and b/w photographs to illustrate the text. Pennwell. 337pp, 1999.