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Drilling Study Group - Basic Tubular Design Principles

  • Twin Hills Country Club 3401 NE 36th St Oklahoma City, OK 73121 USA (map)

Participants are exposed to the fundamental principles of casing and tubing design.  All are expected to learn what considerations are required to perform basic well construction.  Each will leave able to participate in meaningful structural analysis.

  1. Introduction – Course Objectives and Training Methodology
  2. Basic Concepts – Fundamental Concepts and Load Cases 
  3. Material Aspects – Basic Material Science, Oilfield Steels, CRA’s 
  4. Pipe Performance – Burst, Collapse, Axial Loading and Triaxial
  5. Connection Selection – API and Proprietary Connection Selection
  6. Other Design Considerations – Buckling, Bending, Ballooning
  7. Horizontal Multi-Frac Wells – Design Based Principles
  8. Failure Investigations – Lessons Learned
  9. Summary – Takeaways, Questions, Open Discussion

Meet the Instructors

Carl attended Marietta College where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. During his 45 years in the oil and gas industry he has experienced many of the major engineering disciplines related to petroleum operations such as; drilling, completion, production and reservoir engineering, as well as management posts. During the past 15 years he was a co-owner of Viking and developed expertise in critical well tubular design and analysis with special emphasis on deepwater projects. In addition, he has valuable experience in annular pressure annulus, completion analysis, training and failure analysis.

Currently serving as Director of Engineering for VIKING, a wholly owned subsidiary of GATE, Inc., providing leadership as VIKING broadens its role in tubular design for critical well applications. As co-founder of VIKING Engineering Bob has been designing and performing structural analysis for offshore and horizontal multi-frac wells. In his prior assignment as Vice President - Engineering with Oil Technology Services, Inc. (OTS) responsibilities included quality assurance and systems management, and tubular design for drilling, completion, and production of technically complex wells. Prior to OTS, seventeen years of varied experience with a major petroleum producer included quality assurance expertise in the manufacture of down-hole equipment for high pressure and sour gas production, drilling and subsurface operations, and major project planning, scheduling and coordination. Bob earned his BS in CE in 1975 from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and his Master’s in Environmental Engineering from Tulane University in 1992.

(Eligible for PDH)

Earlier Event: February 16
Casing & Tubing Design