Well Engineering and Production > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – The Strength of Tubulars

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Casing design is essentially a balancing act to ensure that the load on a piece of pipe never exceeds its ability to withstand that load. Consequently, it is essential to be able to quantify the strength of pipe at the time and under the conditionals that the load is applied. The majority of pipe used in a well is manufactured according to the requirements of ISO 11960 (API Spec 5CT). API have historically provided formulae for determining the strength of casing and tubing in API Bulletin 5C3.

This Micro VILT examines the strength of pipe and how it can be effected by the manufacturing process. Participants will learn how to determine uniaxial strengths using the formula provided by ISO/API form and how to make allowances for tolerances permitted under ISO 11960 / API 5CT.


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:

Manufacturing Process

  1. Seamless Pipe
  2. ERW Pipe
  3. Grade & Yield Stress
  4. Thermal Effects
  5. Manufacturing tolerances
  6. Mandatory Inspection

Axial Strength

  1. API Formula
  2. Manufacturing tolerances
  3. Compression Limit
  4. Buckling Resistance

Collapse Resistance

  1. API Collapse formula
  2. Impact of Axial Stress

Internal Yield Resistance (Burst)

  1. API Internal Yield Calculation
  2. Triaxial Stress Analysis


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Ability to ask a question at any time.
  2. Less interruptions.
  3. Screen share by the instructor.

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.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Great class. Loved all the formulas. Great explanation of what each formula consists of and fantastic descriptions of why they are used and their limitations.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

A very knowledgeable instructor who always keeps it interesting.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Good introduction course of the strength of tubulars.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Course and instructor are excellent.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA