Well Engineering and Production > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Casing Design Loads

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

To select the correct strength of pipe, it is essential to identify the range of pressures and mechanical loads that may be experienced during the entire lifetime of the well.

During the initial stages of pipe selection using manual calculations, the loads are considered separately – the pipe being selected based on its ability to tolerate burst and collapse loads independently of any axial load. This is often referred to as uniaxial design. Because the loads combine to generate stresses in the pipe, this has to be considered when performing the final selection of the pipe. This type of analysis is generally referred to as triaxial design. With the exception of NORSOK and the BSEE Well Containment Screening tool, the majority of Load Cases are specified by Operators. This Micro VILT examines industry practices for the selection of load cases to be used for Casing and Tubular Design.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Casing Design Load Overview

  1. Load vs Resistance
  2. Load Cases
  3. Design Factors and Minimum Safety Factors
  4. API Standards and Specifications

Uniaxial Loads

  1. Burst
  2. Collapse
  3. Axial Loads

Triaxial Loads

  1. API Biaxial Collapse analysis
  2. VME Stress Analysis


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Excellent material presented!
  2. I liked the test to see if I retained the info.

Your expert course leader has more than 30 years of experience in the Drilling Industry. He worked offshore as a Roustabout and Roughneck while studying for his B.Eng in Mining Engineering. After graduation, he joined Shell in 1985 and worked as a Drilling Engineer and Drilling Supervisor on-site and in the office in a wide range of onshore, offshore and deepwater environments.

He served as the examiner for Shell’s “Round 2” Competence program and edited the Shell Well Engineering Learning Manual. He is the technical author of several corporate Well Control and Casing Design standards and training manuals.

Since 2000, he has worked as a Well Engineering Consultant. In addition to lecturing and general consultancy in Casing Design and Well Control, he specialises in Deepwater and HPHT Well Control coaching, rig team building and simulation. He pioneered the concept of “Drilling the Well on a Simulator”, working closely with drilling simulator vendors, operators and drilling contractors to produce a realistic and relevant training environment. This enabled integrated rig teams to be exposed to well specific well control and other operational challenges, develop and then practice response strategies.

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