After understanding the basic of each casing string run in oil wells, we will go into casing design overview. This article will give you general ideas of casing design.
Casing Design Objectives
The items below are design objectives for well constructions which drilling engineers must consider.
- Design must meeting production strategies.
- Design must provide mechanical integrity based on anticipated load cases which will be encounter during life time of the well.
- Cost of well must be economic.
- Design must provide ways to be able to plug and abandon the well at the end of wells life.
These objectives are generic and your wells may have additional objectives based on business needs.