This Advanced Casing Design course is a tubular fundamentals course including basic concepts of axial, burst, and collapse in addition to more advanced theory on biaxial, triaxial, and thermal loads including Annular Pressure Build-up (APB) and wellhead movement. This is a theoretical course and includes hand calculations and exercises. Participants are advised to complete this course prior to taking a StressCheck™ or WellCat™ course.


  • Casing Design Philosophy
  • Casing/Tubing Types and Functions
  • Design Engineer’s Responsibility
  • Formation Pressures and Margins
  • Casing Seat Selection Methods, Top Down and Bottom Up
  • Kick Margin & Kick Tolerance
  • Design Factors and Safety Factors
  • Why Design Factors are Meaningless Unless Tied to a Load Case Scenario
  • API Pipe Equations & Ratings
  • Axial, Burst, and Collapse
  • Max Load Case Method
  • Uniaxial Design
  • Graphical Design Method
  • Effective Collapse
  • Biaxial Collapse
  • Triaxial (VME) Analysis
  • Buckling
  • Temperature Effects
  • Pressure Effects
  • API and Proprietary Connections
  • Corrosion and Sour Service Issues
  • Material Selection
  • Deepwater Issues
  • Annular Pressure Buildup and Mitigation
  • Wellhead Growth and Related Issues
  • StressCheck™ Demo
  • When to Use StressCheck™ and When to Use WellCat™
    Lecture, exercises, hand calculations, tests, PowerPoint slides and discussion.
    Participants should bring a scientific calculator and Halliburton Red Book (optional).

    Advanced Casing Design is designed for Drilling engineers, Well Site Leaders, Superintendent, and any other senior drilling personnel requiring tubular theory fundamentals.
    The Advanced Casing Design Course usually hosts a class size of 10-15 persons.

    Advanced Casing Design is a 5 day course.

    COURSE DATES 2019:


    Mon 20th – Fri 24th


    Mon 26th – Fri 30th


    Mon 18th – Fri 22nd

    Classes will begin at 7:30 A.M.
    Students will be dismissed by noon on the final day.

    Interested in this course? Apply here.