Table of Contents

Preface 1 Oil-Field Casing 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Setting the Standards 1.3 Manufacture of Oil-Field Casing 1.3.1 Seamless Casing 1.3.2 Welded Casing 1.3.3 Strength Treatment of Casing 1.4 Casing Dimensions 1.4.1 Outside Diameter 1.4.2 Inside Diameter and Wall Thickness 1.4.3 Joint Length 1.4.4 Weights of Casing 1.5 Casing Grades 1.5.1 API Grades 1.5.2 Non-API Grades 1.6 Connections 1.6.1 API 8-rd Connections 1.6.2 Other Threaded and Coupled Connections 1.6.3 Integral Connections 1.7 Strengths of Casing 1.8 Closure 1.9 References 2 Basic Calculations and Hydrostatics 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Units of Measure 2.2.1 Weight and Mass in Oil-Field Context 2.2.2 Standard Gravity 2.2.3 Fluid Density 2.2.4 Units in Formulas and Equations 2.2.5 Significant Figures, Rounding, and Computers 2.3 Fluid Statics 2.3.1 Hydrostatic Pressure 2.3.2 Buoyancy and Archimedes’ Principle 2.4 Oil-Field Calculations 2.4.1 Hydrostatic Pressures in Well Bores 2.4.2 Buoyed Weight of Casing 2.4.3 Buoyed Weight of Casing in Inclined and Curved Well Bores 2.4.4 The Ubiquitous Vacuum 2.5 Closure 2.6 References 3 Casing Depth and Size Determination 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Casing Depth Determination 3.2.1 Depth Parameters 3.2.2 Conductor Casing Depth 3.2.3 Surface Casing Depth 3.2.4 Intermediate Casing Depth 3.2.5 Setting Depths Using Pore and Fracture Pressures 3.2.6 Casing Size Selection 3.2.7 Well Bore Size Selection 3.2.8 Bit Choices 3.2.9 Alternative Approaches 3.3 Closure 3.4 References 4 Casing Load Determination 4.1 Introduction

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No. of pages:
381
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Publishing Company
Electronic ISBN:
9780127999814