Formation Integrity Test (FIT)

Formation Integrity Test (FIT) is the method to test strength of formation and a casing shoe by increasing Bottom Hole Pressure (BHP) to designed pressure. FIT is normally conducted to ensure that formation below the casing show will not be broken while drilling the next section with higher bottom hole pressure. Normally, drilling engineers in…

A History of the Desmond Rebellions in Ireland

The Desmond Rebellions occurred between 1569-1573 and 1579-1583 staged by the Earls of Desmond against Elizabeth I’s attempts to impose her control on the province of Munster. James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald launched the First Desmond Rebellion in 1569, attacking Cork and laying siege to Kilkenny. Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland mobilised troops and began devastating…

The Mystery of New Jersey’s Hookerman

Fantastic stories of ghostly lights which frequently appear near railroad tracks and, according to popular imagination, are carried by the spirits of long-deceased conductors have become a permanent and tantalizing feature of American folklore. Commonly referred to as “spook lights,” the phenomenon has captured the imagination of Fortean investigators around the world. According to recent…

Future Developments In Processing And Storage

Computer developers are obsessed with speed and power constantly seeking ways to promote faster processing and more main memory in a smaller area. IBM for instance came up with a new manufacturing process (called silicon-insulator) that has the effect of increasing a chip’s speed and reducing its power consumption. These chip’s released in 2001 are…

Secrets Adult-Children Bring to the Workplace

A popular show during television’s heyday, called “I’ve Got a Secret,” very much pertains to adult-children in the workplace, who were forced to grow up with alcoholism, dysfunction, and/or abuse and hence adopted a series of behavioral characteristics intended to foster their later-in-life survival, since they, too, bring one with them-namely, their believed inferiority and…

What Lifetime Basketball Hoop Adjustment Mechanism Does What?

Lifetime Basketball Hoops lift mechanism comparison. This article offers insights into what features are offered by the different mechanisms produced by Lifetime Products. When purchasing a basketball system it is important to know the difference between height adjustment mechanisms. Some height adjusters are very difficult and inconvenient to maneuver, and others are very effortless. Some…

How to Get Your Ex Girlfriend Back Without Contact

Which of these two positions are you currently in: A) Your girlfriend dumped you and you’ve had no contact with her. B) She dumped you, but all post-breakup contact has been initiated by you. Both situations might seem hopeless. Like your ex is over you, and she’s already moved on. In truth however, there’s always…

What Causes an Adult Child’s Need for Isolation?

Connecting with others-or at least attempting to do so-after emerging from a dysfunctional, alcoholic, and/or abusive upbringing that subtly taught you to distrust and maintain what you considered a “safe distance” was sometimes the equivalent of grabbing a live wire. That may at least have explained the explosively electrocuting sensation that was generated in your…

What Are The Main Causes of Electrical Accidents?

Electrical accidents can range from mildly annoying to downright devastating. On one hand, an electrical accident can leave you with a temporary power outage, a small buzz on your hand or something similarly inconsequential. On the other hand, many electrical accidents result in electrical shocks, overheating and electrical fires that can lead to damage to…

Patio Doors – Do You Prefer To See Frames Or The View Beyond The Glass?

There are various types of patio doors. French doors, traditional wooden centre-opening doors with glazed panels, are inexpensive and functional and will remain popular, probably forever. Attempts to improve insulating properties and reduce maintenance by manufacturing PVC versions has not replaced the traditional timber-framed French door because, let’s face it, wooden ones look good and…