Join us for an open course in Advanced Casing Design at the Murchison Drilling Schools Training Center in Stafford, Texas October 17-19, 2016.
This Advanced Casing Design course is a three-day tubular fundamentals course including basic concepts of axial, burst, and collapse in addition to more advanced theory on biaxial, triaxial, and thermal loads including Annular Pressure Build-up (APB) and wellhead movement. This is a theory course and includes hand calculations and exercises. Participants are recommended to complete this course prior to taking a StressCheck™ or WellCat™ course. This course is ideal for drilling engineers and engineers requiring tubular theory fundamentals.
The following topics are covered in this course:
- Casing Design Philosophy
- Casing/Tubing Types and Functions
- Design Engineer’s Responsibility
- Formation Pressures and Margins
- Casing Seat Selection Methods, Top Down and Bottom Up
- Kick Margin & Kick Tolerance
- Design Factors and Safety Factors
- Why Design Factors are Meaningless Unless Tied to a Load Case Scenario
- API Pipe Equations & Ratings
- Axial, Burst, and Collapse
- Max Load Case Method
- Uniaxial Design
- Graphical Design Method
- Effective Collapse
- Biaxial Collapse
- Triaxial (VME) Analysis
- Temperature Effects
- Pressure Effects
- API and Proprietary Connections
- Corrosion and Sour Service Issues
- Material Selection
- Deepwater Issues
- Annular Pressure Buildup and Mitigation
- Wellhead Growth and Related Issues
- StressCheck™ Demo
- When to Use StressCheck™ and When to Use WellCat™
Lecture, exercises, hand calculations, tests, PowerPoint slides and discussion.
Participants should bring a scientific calculator and Halliburton Red Book (optional).