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Material Selection in Oil and Gas Upstream

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Material Selection in Oil and Gas Upstream

Well Construction & Completion

Scheduled Dates

22 - 26 Apr 2024 London - UK $5,950
05 - 09 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Material selection for oil and gas well equipment is a critical aspect of well construction and completion design. Selecting the incorrect material can lead to premature failures, resulting in significant costs associated with equipment replacement and productivity loss. This PetroKnowledge training course is a complete package of topics that cover all aspects in relation to oil and gas well construction and completion material selection; fundamental knowledge, well integrity management, standards, downhole corrosion, metallic & non-metallic material selection strategies and case studies. In addition, the delegates get familiar with two software for evaluation and determination of corrosion in steels (PREDICT®) and CRA material selection for corrosive oil and gas applications (SOCRATES®).

This Material Selection in Oil and Gas Upstream training course will highlight:

  • Well construction & completion components, well integrity management system and basic metallurgy
  • Downhole Corrosion Mechanisms and failure case studies
  • Casing and Tubing Standards, Grades & Manufacturing
  • Strategies for metallic and non-metallic material selection
  • Material Selection Case Studies and Software Simulation

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Material Selection in Oil and Gas Upstream training course, participants will:

  • Learn how to plan and develop an effective material selection approach
  • Understand applicable standards and guidelines for oil well production downhole corrosion and material selection
  • Comprehend chemical composition of production fluids, and the effect of specific factors on corrosion mechanisms
  • Gain knowledges on corrosion management best practices including corrosion resistant alloys
  • Hear case studies and lessons learned globally on this important subject matter
  • Learn how to design and simulate material selection

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge Material Selection in Oil and Gas Upstream training course is designed for all industry professionals & engineers across oil and gas upstream with an interest & responsibility in corrosion management, material selection and asset integrity management:

  • Corrosion Management
  • Material Selection
  • Material Control
  • Maintenance
  • Asset Management
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Process Safety Management
  • Well intervention
  • Exploration & Production
  • Coiled Tubing
  • Downhole Tubing
  • QA/QC
  • Piping
  • Mechanical Engineering

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will be presented using properly designed slides, some and animation on relevant issues. A printed manual containing all the slides and/or electronic form in PDF will be delivered to each attendant. Teaching methods include also pre and post evaluation test on related issues.

Organisational Impact

Organisation will gain (direct and indirect) the following: 

  • Heightened confidence and motivation
  • Lower cost of production – eliminates risks because trained personnel are able to make better
  • Reduced turnover – greater sense of job, subsequently lowering employee turnover
  • Change management – involvement of employees in the change process

Personal Impact

Personnel will gain the following:

  • Acquire proficiency in crafting and executing a proficient material selection strategy.
  • Verify your comprehension of pertinent standards and guidelines governing corrosion and material selection in oil well production.
  • Familiarize with the chemical composition of production fluids and the influence of specific variables on corrosion mechanisms.
  • Cultivate expertise in implementing best practices for corrosion management, including the use of corrosion-resistant alloys.
  • Absorb insights from global case studies and shared experiences pertaining to this critical subject.
  • Master the art of designing and simulating material selection strategies.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Well Construction & Completion Components, Well Integrity Management System and Basic Metallurgy

  • Part I: Review of Completion Components and Well Assemblies
    • Downhole Elements
    • Casing Components
    • Completion Accessories
    • Wellhead and X-mass Tree
    • API Temperature Class
    • API Material Class
    • Product Specification Level (PSL)
  • Part II: An Introduction to Well Integrity Mangement System (WIMS)
    • What Is Well Integrity?
    • Well Integrity Management System (WIMS)
    • Well Integrity Failures
    • Well Barriers
  • Part III: Basic Metallurgy and Mechanical Properties of Steels
    • Engineering Materials
    • International Standards
    • Mechanical Properties
    • Downhole Steels and Alloys

Day Two: Downhole Corrosion

  • Part I: Fundamentals of Corrosion & Material Degradation
    • Corrosion Basics
    • Cost of Corrosion
    • Typical Corrosion Types
  • Part II: Downhole Corrosion Mechanisms and Failure Case Studies
    • Downhole Corrosion Mechanisms
    • Corrosion Prediction
    • Standards and Tests
    • Corrosion Failures Case Studies

Day Three: Casing and Tubing Standards, Grades & Manufacturing

  • API Standards
  • API 5CT Grades
  • API 5CT/ISO 11960
  • API 5CRA/ISO 13680
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Basics of API & Premium Connections
  • Connection Assessment Levels (CAL)

Day Four: Material Selection Strategy

  • The Main Criteria for Material Selection
  • Factors Affecting Materials Selection
  • Material Selection Required Information
  • Material Selection Examples
  • Non-Metallic Material Functional Requirements
  • Thermoplastic Materials
  • Elastomers in Downhole Completion

Day Five: Material Selection Case Studies and Software Simulation

  • Part I: Case Studies
    • Casing String Material Selection
    • Production String & Completion Equipment Material Selection
    • Material Class Selection of Wellhead and X-mas Tree
  • Part II: Software Simulation
    • Evaluation and Determination of Corrosion in Steels using PREDICT®
    • CRA Material Selection for Corrosive Oil and Gas Applications using SOCRATES®


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

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  • 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.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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