Well Design & Engineering

Well Design & Engineering

Date: 2-6th December, 2024 | Location: Dubai

Instructor: Dr. H. Rabia

Course Duration: One week 

This course has been attended by practically every major oil company in the world. The repeat running of this course and the many excellent reviews indicate that this course is one of the best technical courses available in the petroleum industry. 

This course offers a practical approach to casing design methods and buckling analysis. The course is based on numerous wells drilled successfully in many parts of the world including the UK, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Egypt, Abu Dhabi, Russia, Indonesia, and Yemen. The course will cover conventional, horizontal and high pressure/ high temperature wells. Participants will be able to design casings for any well: onshore, offshore, high pressure and high temperature wells, horizontal and multilateral wells. 


  • Steel properties and API casing strengths 
  • Fracture gradient and FIT details: A Rock Mechanics approach 
  • Casing seat selection: graphical methods, refinements, case histories 
  • Casing design criteria: Collapse, Burst, Tension 
  • Detailed Collapse design: partial and full evacuation; when to use each
  • Kick tolerance and kick profiles: industry approach 
  • Burst Design: Casing full of gas, limited kick design 
  • Detailed tension design: Self weight, shock loading, pressure testing, bending forces, thermal forces, pressure-area method 
  • Offshore conductor design 
  • Casing landing methods 
  • Production casing design: tubing leak approach 
  • Design factors: typical values; what do they mean 
  • Casing design methods for: Exploration, Development, Horizontal and HPHT 
  • Triaxial loadings and Von Mises 
  • API load lines 
  • Stress Ellipse including API load lines and Load cases 
  • Temperature effects  
  • Trapped annular pressures 
  • Buckling analysis 
  • Sour gas consideration: Special casing grades and effects of temperature, NACE and European standards 
  • Connections: API and premium, methods of selection 
  • Casing wear 
  • Complete well design 
  • Wellhead movement (offshore) 
  • Geothermal well design and strain-based design method.