Engineering and Construction

Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling
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To further develops the oil and gas industry understanding of Leading and New Technologies, write an article for publication in any drilling and completion journal on One of the following topics (A, B, C, or D):
Leading and New Technologies / Methodologies
D.Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling

(1500 words (excludes list of references) 40% of module mark)

12.Marking Scheme/Criteria for the article
Marking Scheme/Criteria
Structure; academic construction and accuracy; use of illustrative material, tables and figures and explanation and analysis.20%
1.Written structure & organisation/ Use of authors guide (5%)
Effective presentation and structure (including content, etc.) and quality, appropriateness and accuracy of citations, and reference list.
2.Academic construction and accuracy (5%)
Addressing the question.
Use of appropriate research material.
3.Use of illustrative material (5%)
Appropriate use, sourcing and reference to figures, maps, diagrams, tables, images, etc.
Number of Tables, Figures, etc. provided
4.Explanation and analysis (5%)
Evidence of understanding appropriate to the assessment level.
1.Abstract (Informative abstracts only) (3%)
The abstract clearly states briefly the purpose of the work, the principal results of the review and Major conclusions).
The abstract is presented separately from the article and stands alone.
References were avoided, but where essential, only the author(s) and year(s) were cited. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations were avoided, but if essential they were defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
The abstract did not count more than 400 words.

2.Introduction (7%)
States the objectives of the work
Provides an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results
3.Main Body (40%)
As a minimum:
Review and present recent work/advances on your selected option
Extensively analyse data from literature to show how new technologies impacts on drilling and well completion
Extensively review and analyse advances and best practices
Present lessons learned
4.Discussion (15%)
This explores the significance of the results of the work, but does not repeat them.
Avoids extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
5.Summary and concluding remarks (5%)
The main conclusions of the study are presented in a short conclusions section, which may standalone or form a subsection of the main section
References /number of articles reviewed/ Appendices
Used Harvard Style (in-text citation and referencing).
Correct in-text citation
Every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa)
The reference lists in alphabetical order and properly formatted
Appendixes are identified as A, B, etc.
Formulae and equations if used are given separate numbering: eg. (1), Eq. (2), etc similarly for tables and figures: Table 1; Fig.1, etc.


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