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E-420 - Well Architecture & Equipment

  • Young engineers, tool pushers, supervisors, other professionals involved or interested in well architecture
  • To provide a thorough and practical understanding of the methodology for designing a casing program
Learning Objectives
  • To calculate different casing strings using the Drilling Data Handbook
  • To select the right position of casing shoes
  • To calculate the stress applied to the casing pipes
  • To select the casings as per the constraints encountered while drilling
  • To choose the right wellhead with regard to the casings used
Ways and means
  • Application to a real case (project) for the participants in the “Drilling and Completion Engineering” training course (E-412)

Drilling and casing program 0.5 day
  • Role of casings
  • Parameters to be considered to determine well architecture
  • Well type
  • Pore and frac pressures
  • Completion, lithology
  • Different types of casings
  • Surface
  • Intermediate
  • Production
Wellhead 0.25 day
  • Different elements
  • Wellhead assembly sequences
Characteristics of casings 0.25 day
  • Geometric, physical and mechanical properties of the pipes, the connections
  • Use of Drilling Data Handbook
Shoe positioning 0.25 day
  • Hypotheses to be considered, casing point - Kick tolerance
  • Casing point - Kick tolerance
  • Examples and exercises
Casing string calculation 0.25 day
  • Principles and assumptions to remember for the different strings
  • Stress cases study
  • Collapse
  • Burst
  • Tension
  • Triaxial study
  • Safety factors
  • Casing selection: examples and exercises
Calculation examples 3 days
  • Case studies
Test 0.5 day
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Mar 21 - 25 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Sep 26 - 30 Pau €3,380 Online By email