Tubing Movement & ForcesCOMP/TUBMFE

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of tubing movement and forces.
Audience :
  • Completion engineers or technicians.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • GENERAL PRINCIPLES

      • Presentation of the problem.
      • Parameters to be verified (worst place and case) and possible cures.
      • Reference state and present states of the well, various conventions.
      • Calculation principle.
      • Computation of temperature and pressure changes.
  • CASE OF A DOWNHOLE BINDING DEVICE PERMITTING FREE TUBING MOVEMENT

      • Temperature effect.
      • Ballooning effect.
      • Piston effects (not including buckling).
      • Effect of the friction resulting from the fluid flow.
      • Buckling effect:
      • Awareness to the key parameters.
      • Buckling criteria.
      • Location of the neutral point and determination of the movement resulting from buckling.
      • Global effect: movement of the sliding binding device, tension force at the wellhead…
  • CASE OF A DOWNHOLE BINDING DEVICE PERMITTING NO TUBING MOVEMENT

      • Calculation principle.
      • Estimation of flink.
      • Determination of flink taking buckling into account.
  • CASE STUDY

  • KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • analyze data and decide which element(s) or parameter(s) of a completion equipment must be modified to solve problems related to tubing movement,
  • write a completion program taking tubing behavior into account,
  • analyze correctly a tubing behavior-related problem encountered during operation and provide an adequate solution.

Ways & Means

  • Exercises and a large case study.
  • Numerous animation and videos.