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Casing & Tubing Design

  • SPE Calgary Training Center 521 3rd Ave Calgary, Aberta T2P 3T3 Canada (map)

This course covers all the relevant subjects needed to understand the structural mechanics of downhole tubulars. Discussions begin with the fundamental design principles and progresses through materials, performance, loads and design. Participants will also learn to calculate tension, compression, burst collapse, yield and threshold strength.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the differences between the various API and proprietary OCTG grades
Select the appropriate API or proprietary connection based on the expected service conditions
Rationalize the appropriate load cases required for casing and tubing design
Calculate the burst, collapse, tension, compression, and triaxial design factors for a given service load
Understand how bending and buckling impact casing and tubing design

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Length: 2 Days

CEUs: 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 2-day course.

Why Attend?

This intensive hands-on course will give you the proficiency and confidence you need to design safe and cost-effective casing and tubing strings.

Who Should Attend

This course is for drilling and completion engineers, and drilling supervisors who want additional insight into casing and tubing design.

Special Requirements

Attendees need to bring relevant field well designs and problems to use as in-class exercises.


Peter Erpelding is a consulting engineer for Viking Engineering, where he specializes in the mechanical and thermal analysis of drilling and completion equipment. Erpelding is heavily involved in engineering complex deepwater projects with high pressure, high temperature, and highly corrosive reservoirs. He has conducted numerous software training courses and casing and tubing design seminars. Before joining Viking, Erpelding spent four years with Schlumberger and seven years with OTS. He has an additional seven years of teaching experience in reactor physics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and has served on the faculty of the US Naval Academy, US Naval Nuclear Power School, and Johns Hopkins University.