The objective of this customized “Advanced Casing and Tubing Design” course is to provide engineers with a strong and fundamental grounding in the advanced mechanics of tubulars as applied to casing and tubing design. Some of the key areas covered in the course include:
- Working Stress Design (WSD) and Reliability Based Design (RBD) for casing and tubing.
- Advanced strength theories including the ISO TR 10400 and API TR 5C3 limit states
- Probabilistic design approaches and their application to OCTG; Probabilistic design approaches in ISO TR 10400 and API TR 5C3.
- Design and selection of connections, with emphasis on ISO 13679 / API 5C5 approach to connection testing and performance envelopes
- Materials selection and fracture mechanics-based criteria for sour design (including ISO TR 10400 / API TR 5C3 and API 579 brittle failure limits)
- Special problems in casing and tubing design, including buckling, casing wear, APB and its mitigation, wellhead movement and forces, HPHT considerations.
- Hand calculation and visualization of design loads and strengths, in order to appreciate the physics of the design process
- Case studies of previous Woodside projects to illustrate key concepts learned during the formal sessions
Numerous examples are used to illustrate the design process. Blade provides a suite of spreadsheet tools that will be used in the course.