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Thermal Casing & Liner Design Fundamentals

Production casing and horizontal liner in thermal applications are subject to unique challenges that cannot be addressed with conventional design methods. In conventional design, casing “fails” when thermally induced loads yield the pipe, but thermal wells must operate under such conditions and industry experience demonstrates that wells can do so reliably. Designing a structure that remains stable requires knowledge of strain-based design: the distinction between strength and stiffness, the effects of variability in strength and stiffness, load path dependencies, post-yield material behavior, and strain localization. For a robust thermal design, the designer must “think strain, not stress”.
Noetic offers workshops and training courses on Thermal Casing & Liner Design Fundamentals to industry members on a regular basis. Upcoming events are listed below.
On request, these offerings can be provided as a service to client engineering groups. In this setting, workshop content and examples can be customized to operator-specific concerns and confidential design practices and experiences can be candidly discussed. The event can be held in the client office and scheduled to fit internal schedules to minimize disruption of ongoing work.
For more information about workshops and training courses in this technical discipline, please contact:

Mark Chartier,
Phone: +1.780.784.3199

“Strain-Based Casing Design for Thermal Applications”

– Nov 28, 2016, Banff, AB

On November 26, Noetic is instructing a training course in conjunction with the 2015 SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium. This one-day course provides a detailed look at casing design considerations for thermally stimulated wells, with particular relevance to SAGD and CSS recovery methods. Practical application of design principles is demonstrated through a series of group exercises. Participants will leave with an increased understanding of design fundamentals for thermal wells and be able to evaluate the suitability of and required inputs for a design basis for casing in thermal applications.

Additional information and registration is available at the SPE website: