Casing Design using the Maximum Load Method on Offshore Development Wells

  • Agustinus Sua Azi Department of Petroleum Engineering, School of Petroleum Studies, Dili Institute of Technology, Timor-Leste
Keywords: Casing design, maximum load, burst load, collapse load, tension load, biaxial load

Abstract

Casing planning is an important aspect in drilling activities oil, gas and geothermal. Pore ​​pressure and fracture gradient analysis is needed to plan the casing setting depth and to determine the number of casing sections that will be run into the drilling well and continued with casing load planning including burst loads, collapse loads, tension loads and biaxial loads. The maximum load method was used to design the casing for the Furak well. Furak well is an offshore development well which is planned to be drilled. The total depth of when measured from the rotary table is 9840 TVD, and measured from sea bed 9332 TVD to seawater depth 442 ft. The casing setting depth for conductor casing is 502 ft from the seabed and recommended conductor casing string diameter 20 inc,grade H-80 pounder 94 lbf, connection type with short thread coupling (STC). The casing setting depth for the surface casing is 1987 ft from the seabed and recommended surface casing string diameter 16 inc, grades are top of casing grade N-80 pounder 84 lbf, middle of casing grade K-55 pounder 75 lbf, and bottom of casing grade H-40 pounder 65 lbf, connection type with short thread coupling (STC). The casing setting depth for the intermediate casing is 5962 ft from the seabed and recommended intermediate casing string diameter 10.75 inc, grades are top of casing grade N-80 pounder 55.5 lbf, middle of casing grade K-55 pounder 45.5 lbf, and bottom of casing grade H-40 pounder 40.5 lbf, connection type with short thread coupling (STC). The casing setting depth for the production casing is 9332 ft from the seabed and recommended surface casing string diameter 7 inc, grades are top of casing grade P-110 pounder 38 lbf, middle of casing grade HCN-80 pounder 32 lbf, and bottom of casing grade L-80 pounder 26 lbf, connection type with long thread coupling (LTC).

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Published
2021-11-15