Elements of Oil and Gas Well Tubular Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128117699

Elements of Oil and Gas Well Tubular Design

1st Edition

Authors: P.D. Pattillo
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128117699
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 6th June 2018
Page Count: 606
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Elements of Oil and Gas Well Tubular Design addresses the fundamentals of tubular design and string characterization for analysis models, theory and algorithms in  oil and gas wells. Filling the gap between the theory and field operation, this reference focuses on the mechanical design of tubing and casing. Packed with derivations, origins of tubular design, and detailed well design worked examples, this book provides the well designer with sound engineering principles applicable to today’s oil and gas wells.

Key Features

  • Gives readers all they need to understand solid engineering mechanics for oil well casing and tubing design, with an emphasis on derivation, limitations and application of fundamental equations
  • Helps users grasp design construction from a single unified source with underlying concepts of stress, strain and material constitution
  • Presents tactics on how to meld practicality with detailed well design work examples amenable to quality check from commercial software


Drilling, completion, and production field engineers, graduate level petroleum engineers, Researchers interested in oil well tubing and casing design

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Kinematics
    3. Stress
    4. Elastic Behavior
    5. Yield and Inelastic Behavior
    6. Internal Pressure Resistance
    7. External Pressure Resistance
    8. Connections
    9. Column Stability
    10. Length Change and Axial Force
    11. Design Loads
    12. Casing Seat Selection and Sizing
    13. Example Designs
    14. Special Topics
    Appendix A. Tensors and Tensor Notation
    Appendix B. The Frenet-Serret Formulas


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About the Author

P.D. Pattillo

Phillip Pattillo is currently an Independent Contractor located in Houston, Texas. He retired as a Distinguished Advisor in Exploration and Production Technology after over 40 years service for BP America. Phillip is active in SPE and ASME and was active in API/ISO Subcommittee 5 with multiple leadership roles including acting as US Representative and document editor to ISO TC 67 / SC 5 / WG 2b involving reworking the fundamental equations for ratings of oil country tubulars. He was awarded the SPE Drilling Engineering Award in 2009, SPE Paper of the Year, and awarded for his service by the API Executive Committee on Standardization. Phillip has written numerous conference and journal papers, and he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University, an MS in Engineering Science from Louisiana State University, and an MS and PHD, both in Engineering Science from the University of Notre Dame.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Contractor for tubular related issues, Houston, TX, USA

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