Casing Design Workshop - CDW - Virtual, Blended Delivery

Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Level: Intermediate
Instructors who teach this course:


  • About the course
  • Designed For
  • You will learn
  • Course Content
About the course
This workshop will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy. Each PetroAcademy offering integrates multiple learning activities, such as reading assignments, self-paced e-Learning, virtual instructor-led sessions, discussion forums, group exercises, case studies, quizzes, field trips, and experiential activities.

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Activities include 22 hours of instructor-led, virtual training sessions, plus approximately 15 hours of self-paced work.

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Casing design is an integral part of a drilling engineer's work scope. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the design process, emphasizing the working stress approach currently used in the industry. Upon completion, participants will be able to select casing points, identify tubular requirements, loads, and present a design which incorporates life cycle considerations. Estimation of standard and special loads is covered in detail. Standard theories of strength and failure are discussed as well as advanced considerations for combined loads. Topics related to safe handling, running and hanging practices will additionally be covered.
Designed For
Engineers, site supervisors, and technical managers responsible for casing design and/or review of the casing design for the full life cycle of the well. Participants should have at least one year of drilling-related experience AND be in a role that requires that they perform a detailed casing design.
You will learn
How To:
  • Incorporate well objectives and offset data to assure wellbore integrity through its life cycle
  • Incorporate risk mitigation strategies into well design
  • Apply alternative design approach to address unanticipated torque/drag forces, etc.
  • Conduct pre-job safety analysis and identify potential well control trouble spots
  • Walk through key equipment and hazards associated with running, landing and cementing casing
Course Content
ILT = Virtual instructor-led online session
OL = Self-paced online learning activity
EX = Online exercises through SNAP software (included with course)

Week 1
  • Opening Session (ILT)
  • Introduction (OL)

Week 2
  • Select Casing Depth and Sizes (ILT)
  • Select Casign Depth and Sizes (OL)
  • Calculate Collapse and Burst Loads (ILT)
  • Calculate Collapse and Burst Loads (OL)
  • Casing Load Determination (EX)

Week 3
  • Make Preliminary Casing Selection, Adjust for Axial Loads (ILT)
  • Make Preliminary Casing Selection, Adjust for Axial Loads (OL)
  • Casing Selection for Collapse, Burst and Axial Design (EX)
  • Calculate Combined Load Effects, adjust and make Final Selection (ILT)
  • Calculate Combined Load Effects, adjust and make Final Selection (OL)
  • Final Casing Design with Combined Loads (EX)

Week 4
  • Additional Load Considerations (ILT)
  • Additional Load Considerations (EX)
  • Workshop Wrap-Up (ILT)

Week 5
-Optional ILT Session: Creating Detailed Design for Portfolio Well