Casing and Liners for Drilling and Completion

Casing and Liners for Drilling and Completion

Design and Application

2nd Edition - June 4, 2014

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  • Author: Ted G. Byrom
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128006603
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128005705

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Once thought of as niche technology, operators today are utilizing more opportunities with casing and liners as formations and environments grow in difficulty, especially with the unconventional oil and gas boom. Casing and liners for Drilling and Completions, 2nd Edition provides the engineer and well designer with up-to-date information on critical properties, mechanics, design basics and newest applications for today’s type of well. Renovated and simplified to cover operational considerations, pressure loads, and selection steps, this handbook gives you the knowledge to execute the essential and fundamental features of casing and liners. Bonus features include: Additional glossary added to explain oil field terminology New appendix on useful every day formulas such as axial stress, shear stress in tubes and principal stress components Listing section of acronyms, notations, symbols and constants for quick reference

Key Features

  • Concise step-by-step basic casing design procedure with examples
  • Thorough coverage and tips on important field practice for installation topics
  • Advanced methods for critical and horizontal well casing design including hydraulic fracturing
  • Exhaustive appendices on foundational topics: units & nomenclature, solid mechanics, hydrostatics, borehole environment & rock mechanics, and a summary of useful formulas


Drilling Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Well Completion Engineers, Drilling Advisors, Drilling Coordinators, Drilling Managers-both Senior and Global, Well Engineers, Well Designers

Table of Contents

    • Dedication
    • Acknowledgments
    • Preface
    • Preface to the First Edition
    • Acronyms
    • 1. Introduction to casing design
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Design basics
      • 1.3 Conventions used here
      • 1.4 Oilfield casing
      • 1.5 Closure
    • 2. Casing depth and size determination
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Casing depth determination
      • 2.3 Casing size selection
      • 2.4 Casing string configuration
      • 2.5 Closure
    • 3. Pressure load determination
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Pressure loads
      • 3.3 Gas pressure loads
      • 3.4 Collapse loading
      • 3.5 Burst loading
      • 3.6 Specific pressure loads
      • 3.7 Example well
      • 3.8 Closure
    • 4. Design loads and casing selection
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Design factors
      • 4.3 Design loads for collapse and burst
      • 4.4 Preliminary casing selection
      • 4.5 Axial loads and design plot
      • 4.6 Collapse with axial loads
      • 4.7 Example well
      • 4.8 Additional considerations
      • 4.9 Closure
    • 5. Installing casing
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Transport and handling
      • 5.3 Pipe measurements
      • 5.4 Wrong casing?
      • 5.5 Crossover joints and subs
      • 5.6 Running casing
      • 5.7 Cementing
      • 5.8 Landing practices
      • 5.9 Closure and commentary
    • 6. Casing performance
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Structural design
      • 6.3 Mechanics of tubes
      • 6.4 Casing performance for design
      • 6.5 Combined loading
      • 6.6 Lateral buckling
      • 6.7 Dynamic effects in casing
      • 6.8 Thermal effects
      • 6.9 Expandable casing
      • 6.10 Closure
    • 7. Casing in directional and horizontal wells
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Borehole path
      • 7.3 Borehole friction
      • 7.4 Casing wear
      • 7.5 Borehole collapse
      • 7.6 Borehole curvature and bending
      • 7.7 Combined loading in curved boreholes
      • 7.8 Casing design for inclined wells
      • 7.9 Hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells
      • 7.10 Closure
    • Appendix A: Notation, symbols, and constants
      • A.1 Mathematical operators and symbols
      • A.2 Standard ISO and traditional solid mechanics variables and symbols
      • A.3 Casing and borehole application-specific variables
    • Appendix B: Units and material properties
      • B.1 Introduction
      • B.2 Units and conversions
      • B.3 Material properties
    • Appendix C: Basic mechanics
      • C.1 Introduction
      • C.2 Coordinates
      • C.3 Notation convention
      • C.4 Scalars, vectors, and tensors
      • C.5 Kinematics and kinetics—strain and stress
      • C.6 Constitutive relationships
      • C.7 Natural laws
      • C.8 Field problems
      • C.9 Solution methods
      • C.10 Closure
    • Appendix D: Basic hydrostatics
      • D.1 Introduction to subsurface hydrostatic loads
      • D.2 Hydrostatic principles
      • D.3 Formulation of hydrostatics
      • D.4 Buoyancy
      • D.5 Oilfield calculations
      • D.6 Closure
    • Appendix E: Borehole environment
      • E.1 Introduction to the borehole environment
      • E.2 Pore pressure in rocks
      • E.3 Basic rock mechanics
      • E.4 Fracture pressure
      • E.5 Borehole stability
      • E.6 Borehole path
      • E.7 Closed-Form friction solutions
      • E.8 Closure
    • Appendix F: Summary of useful formulas
      • F.1 Borehole geometry
      • F.2 Directional well equations
      • F.3 Hydrostatics equations
      • F.4 Geometric equations for tubes
      • F.5 Axial stress and displacement equations
      • F.6 Tube bending equations
      • F.7 Tube pressure equations
      • F.8 Torsion equations
      • F.9 Lateral buckling equations
      • F.10 Thermal equations
      • F.11 General solid mechanics
      • F.12 API/ISO performance equations
    • Glossary
      • Terms Related to Mathematics
      • Terms Related to Borehole Applications
    • References
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 438
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2014
  • Published: June 4, 2014
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128006603
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128005705

About the Author

Ted G. Byrom

Ted Byrom is a Consulting Engineer with over 50 years of experience in the industry, primarily in drilling, completion, and well intervention. After completing his BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M, he began his professional career with Unocal eventually becoming a district drilling superintendent. He later earned his MSc and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering, both from Texas A&M University, while teaching numerical methods and finite element methods at Texas A&M and doing research at NASA Langley Research Center, University of Virginia and the Center for Mechanics of Composites. After working with Oryx as Drilling Technology Consultant, he formed his own consulting agency in 1994, and is also currently a course designer and instructor for Petroskills developing and teaching courses on horizontal well technology, coiled tubing, cementing, and casing design. Byrom has co-authored one other textbook on finite element methods and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, a member of ASME, a Legion of Honor Member of SPE, and a recipient of an SPE Outstanding Technical Editor Award for the SPE Drilling and Completion Journal.

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Consulting Engineer

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