Drilling 101: How a deep water well is drilled

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Drilling wells is one of the most important activities in the process of finding hydrocarbon reservoirs and producing oil and gas from these reservoirs to meet our energy needs. This video by Shell explains the basics of how offshore deep water wells are drilled, including explanations and visualization of important components, processes and techniques that drilling rigs use today to safely drill wells. Welcome to Shell’s official YouTube channel. Subscribe here to learn about the future of energy, see our new technology and innovation in action or watch highlights from our major projects around the world. Here you’ll also find videos on jobs and careers, motorsports, the Shell Eco-marathon as well as new products like Shell V-Power. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment, like or share. Together we can #makethefuture Visit our Website: />Like us on Facebook: />Follow us on Instagram: />Follow us on Twitter: />Look us up on Flickr: />Linkedin:

Eduardo M
Vegans: "Leave the dinosaurs alone"
Water bodies are always rated in METERS - what's with the "feet"??
Matt's Van Life
It's a giant slurpee straw.
I wish I didn't need to use fossil fuels in my life. I WANT TO BOYCOT OIL!
Pleonard King
Great video, very easy to understand and informative.
OIL CORPORATIONS are ruining us all!  We should at least ban offshore oil drilling! If anything drilling for oil in the ocean is a horrible idea.
Teddles Peddles
Not so safe, people have very short termed memory, they forget what happened years ago when the hole gulf stream was polluted by our Wells that crumbled and rotted out causeing massive oil spill into the gulf of Mexico killing countless fish and birds and the oil spills that ended up all along the shorelines.🦂
Then a casual 1.2 earthquake breaks that weak cement casing and oils spills everywhere. Is the oil environmentally friendly?
Oh thank god the mud used for drilling oil to be burned for energy - is environmentally friendly.
Very interesting. For those of you on the rigs, thanks for your hard and dangerous work. I appreciate what you do and am in awe of it.
Tomy Ardyansyah
Its very informative and easy to understand
Jim Nguyen
So how is the oil extracted?
Clis Fernandes
Dear all, this video is so good to explain people about the drilling process! I would like to know how to obtain authorization to use it for educational purposes. Thank you.
Lucia Zavaleta
So i thought oil rigs were cemented to the sea floor but there just floating there 😖😖 nothing is safe about that.
its not a complexed process, its interesting, the pressure and unpredictability of the hole is the issue. That bop fails big problem. bp seems to have the most safety issues.
Alexander Maness
Sounds so safe, inexpensive and easy. 
Davidson Vincent
Great video, thanks
First Massage
we're sorry...
Mike Jones
New energy is being killed off for profit
Kishan Anuraag
instructions unclear! I ended up with a monster while I dig my pants
Hamza Khan
Ferry Nandi
can i make it at home?
Kev Ster
Why so much hustle!? Just use electricity
Sorry need in metres
The safety of deep sea drilling is one of the most important areas. A good way to get more information about the relationship between dissolved gas and free gas in the mud is ultrasound. A fast multi-channel process many parameters can be measured in real time under turbulent flow conditions in the borehole fluid. In addition to monitoring the flow rate of the mud and the  pressure measurements can analyze the characteristics of the mud. New electronic methods allow even the smallest changes in the speed of sound through the dissolved gases (a few percent saturation) and due to lower inflows of hydrocarbons are sure to measure and to warn. This also works with oil based mud. Further details of the measurement technique, see below:   http://www.ibj-technology.com/Kick_Detection.htm http://www.slideee.com/slide/gas-kick-detector http://de.slideshare.net/Engineers/offshore-gas-kick-detector
Marc van Vliet
Decent graphics, but as an editor I think this video is HORRIBLE. WHY all the crossfades, it is terrible storytelling. This video is probably edited by the 3d animator himself. I expected more quality from Shell
Gaia Mosher
Excellent summary of deep water drilling operations.  This is a good primer for those entering this area of offshore exploration and development..
Victor Rojas Leon
lo que faltaba hace unos años atrás
incredible that this is actually possible
Ben Conway
every safety feature on deep water horizon was wrong they made a right mess of it
Justin Greene
Whether or not we should be drilling I won't address: but this process is an absolute marvel of engineering. Absolutely stunning
Evaristo Bosseado
a cena è baril esto ansioso para trabalhar
nice introduction to deepwater drilling. excellent overview.
maarten jan brolsma
Most instructive and I use it for training purposes.
Bobby Bobby
Didn't show how the oil comes out and how is it stored.
Tia Dora Dora
Naveen E
Useful message, :)
ameen peer basha
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Bagas Vanza
Abdallah Emad AbuElgheit
The greatest!
Sam Biswas
Not mentioned the HD disaster.
Was this aimed at 12 year olds?
Philip Edwards
wonderful achievement i would like t0 be part of your success story