Advanced Casing Design

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Advanced Casing Design

Scheduled Dates

16 - 20 Oct 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
10 - 14 Jun 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
14 - 18 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This Advanced Casing Design training course covers the relevant subjects required to understand the structural mechanics of down hole tubular. Material aspects, connection selection, performance properties, load cases, design factors, and buckling are just a few of the many topics that are covered.

The training course is designed to concentrate on the fundamentals, takes delegates through the key drivers behind casing design for exploration, appraisal and development wells and their associated risks, challenges and solutions. It introduces manufacture techniques, specifications, loading, design, and problems of casing strings. It helps attendants to understand casing techniques and the know-how of the casing strings.

This PetroKnowledge training course also provides explanations and examples of all the aspects of oilfield tubular design. Both uniform and non-uniform loading is covered. Combination loading considerations are envisioned and design procedures are outlined and practiced. Design of tubulars for use in a corrosive environment is new addition.

Participants will be able to design casings for any well: onshore, offshore, high pressure and high temperature wells, horizontal and multilateral wells.

This training course will feature:

  • Understand the main functions, characteristics and different type of casing
  • Understand the geometric characteristics and properties of casing, and how these can affect performance
  • Appreciate the requirements for casing seat selection with regard to subsurface information

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct casing design calculations for different load cases via different methods
  • Understand how buckling affects casing design limitations and show an appreciation for mitigating its effects
  • Appreciate the effects of temperature and wear on casing design
  • Understand how corrosion can reduce casing life/performance, recognize signs of corrosion

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Drilling Supervisor
  • Site Drilling Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Operation Engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative.  It includes the following:

  • The basis for the published API tubular strengths
  • How to design drive pipe to sustain a compressive load
  • How to design conductor, intermediate, drilling liners, and production casing strings for burst, collapse and tension
  • How to select connections
  • How to take biaxial and triaxial loading into account
  • How to design for bending, point loading, ballooning, and buckling
  • How to take wear into consideration
  • How temperature reduces yields strength
  • Recommended sequence for combination considerations
  • A complete integrated procedure for designing oilfield tubulars

Organisational Impact

The organisation will gain, in sending their employees to attend this particular training course, the following:

  • Reduction in the cost of the casing and the proper selection of the grade and strength
  • Extending the well life and control it
  • Ensuring the well integrity and avoiding all risks

Personal Impact

  • Obtain integrating knowledge in casing design
  • Hone their knowledge and get the self-confidence for doing the proper casing design
  • Get the latest technology in designing the casing
  • Solving and avoiding the problems which impact on the cost reduction, and well integrity

Daily Agenda

Day One: Casing Profile and Casing Setting

  • Introduction
  • Purpose of Casing
  • Casing Profiles and Drilling Scenarios
    • Casing Profiles, Onshore Wells, Offshore Wells - Surface Wellhead, Offshore Wells - Surface Wellhead & Mudline Suspension
    • Offshore Wells - Subsea Wellhead; Drive, Structural & Conductor Casing, Surface Casing, Intermediate Casing, Production Casing, Liner
    • Design Requirements
    • Selection of Casing Seats
    • Conductor Casing, Surface Casing, Intermediate Casing, Drilling Liner, Production Casing
    • Differential Sticking, Geologic Factors
    • Casing and Relative Hole Sizes, Standard Casing and Hole Sizes
    • Pipe Mechanics
    • Pipe Designation Size, Weight, Grade, H2S and CO2 Service
  • Tubular Range Lengths & Colour Coding
    • Range lengths
    • API tubular marking and color coding
    • Markings
    • Color Coding
  • Mechanical Properties of Steel
    • General
    • Stress-Strain Diagram
    • Heat Treatment of Alloy Steels
    • Exercise on casing seat selection

Day Two: Material Aspects and Performance Properties

  •  Connections, API, Proprietary
  • Tension, Compression, Internal Yield Pressure
  • Collapse, Yield Strength and threshold
  • Fundamental Design Principles
    • Burst, Collapse, Tension / Compression
    • Triaxial, Buoyancy and Buoyancy Force
    • Buckling
  • Class Exercise

Day Three: Casing Loading and Design Considerations

  • Tubular Selection - Costs, Service Load Cases
  • Standard Load Cases
  • Service Life Design Load Equations
    • Calculating Procedures, Summary of Equations
    • Burst, Collapse, Axial Force (Tension/ Compression)
    • Triaxial Equivalent Stress Intensity, Example String Design (Hand Calculation, Class Exercise)
    • Production Casing and Tubing
  • Load Capacity Diagrams
    • Load vs. Depth, Design Factor vs. Depth
    • Triaxial Load Capacity
  • Introduction to TDAS / EXP
    • The Well Plan, Design / Analysis
    • Exercise 

Day Four: Special Design Condition

  • Casing Wear, Landing Considerations for Long Strings to Prevent Buckling
  • Liner Buckling Due to Set Down (Compression)
  • Compression and Burst, String to String Load Transfers, Multi String Affairs, Shock Rebound Loads, Trapped annulus pressure build up, and other trapped fluid concepts
  • Well head growth
  • Kick Tolerance
  • Torque and Drag, Casing floatation, ERD applications
  • API Standards Overview
    • Quality providers / Users
    • Documents for P.O. Generation
    • API Standards
    • Specifications, Recommended Practices, Bulletins
    • Using API Specifications
    • Basic Handling and Running
    • Running Procedures, Running Equipment
    • Make up, Thread Compounds
    • Special Running Procedures for CRA products

Day Five: Casing Design Workshops

  • Solving Examples
    • Surface casing
    • Intermediate Casing
    • Production casing
    • Liner


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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