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COURSE SYLLABUS

Introduction to Oil Country Tubular


Goods
COURSE
SYLLABUS
COURSE OVERVIEW
This three-week course is an introduction to Oil County Tubular Goods (OCTG). During this
course you will learn about:
API Steel Grades.
Proprietary Steel Grades.
Connections: API and Premium.
Dopeless Technology.
String Design and Material Selection.
Seamless and Welded Body Manufacture.
Finishing and Quality of tubular goods.
TenarisUniversity is Tenariss corporate university, a leading supplier of tubes and related
services for the worlds energy industry and certain other industrial applications.

PREREQUISITES
None.

TIME COMMITMENT
2 to 3 hours per week.

COURSE DATES
From August, 18th 2015, 13:00 UTC to September, 8th 2015, 00:00 UTC. This course uses
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

GRADING SCHEME
All activities are due to be completed by September, 8th 2015, 00:00 UTC. You'll be graded
on weekly activities (100% weight in final score). There won't be a final test. You need to
score 70% or higher to pass the course and receive a certificate.

Introduction to OCTG
GRADING SCHEME (CONTD)
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Important: Check that your FULL NAME is correct as that's the name that will appear in the
certificate you may earn.

EDX HONOR OF CODE PLEDGE


We expect you to follow the edX Honor of Code Pledge during this course.

FAQ
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HELP
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question related to the edX platform in the discussion topic Technical Issues.
If you need help with some content of the course, post your doubts in the discussion forum
so other learners can help you. We encourage you to help each other as the professors and
course staff won't be able to answer to all the questions but the most voted or difficult ones.
If you need an answer from a staff member, please write [STAFF] in the title of your post (e.g.
[STAFF] Exercise 1 -OCTG Products Introduction).

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Introduction to OCTG
WEEK 1- LEARNING CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM 18 AUGUST 2015 13:00 UTC
OCTG PRODUCTS INTRODUCTION
Course Overview
Introduction to the course; historical review from the beginning of oil & gas exploration &
production to these days in order to understand its complexity.
OCTG Products Introduction
Introduction to Oil Country Tubular Goods and the differences between a casing and a tubing,
its main characteristics and purposes.

STEEL GRADES
API Steel Grades
Introduction to API 5CT and ISO 11960 international standards. Brief explanation about the
following categories about API 5CT standard: Steel grade designations; Casing and tubing
steel grades; Manufacturing process and heat treatment requirements; Chemical composition;
Minimum requirements for mechanical properties; Dimensions, Masses and tolerances;
Minimum requirements for non-destructive examinations; Minimum requirements for product
quality and logistics activities; Additional supplementary requirements and Product
specification levels.
Proprietary Steel Grades in Non -Corrosive Environments
Introduction to Proprietary Steel Grades; when and why these steel grades should be used;
main characteristics developed to satisfy high well demands in non-corrosive environments
such as: High collapse; Deep wells; Low temperature, High ductility, Thermal service.
Proprietary Steel Grades in Corrosive Environments
Main characteristics of proprietary steel grades developed to satisfy high well demands in
corrosive environments such as: Sour Service, High Collapse & Sour Service, Critical Service,
Steel Grades with 13% of Chromium and High Corrosion Resistance Alloys (CRA).

Introduction to OCTG
WEEK 2- LEARNING CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM 24 AUGUST 2015 13:00 UTC

CONNECTIONS
Connections Definition
Connections definition and basic concepts, such as thread profile, metal seal, shoulder, outside
diameter, efficiency, performance, taper and stand-off; brief explanation about different types
of connections: API, Premium Connections and Connectors.
API Connections
API Connections definition; Main characteristics of Round Thread and Buttress connections
and a comparison between their advantages & disadvantages.
Premium Connections
Premium Connections definition and main characteristics of the different types of connections
such as: Threaded & Coupled, Integral and Upset. Introduction to Wedge connections
profile and their performance properties.
Connectors

Connectors definition and characteristics; when they are used; advantages.


Finite Element Analysis
Finite element analysis (FEA) definition; steps to understand the behavior of a connection; Full
Scale Testing definition; Description of the steps to comply with the ISO 13679 testing
protocol; Von Misses Ellipse.
Dopeless Technology
Main characteristics and advantages.

STRING DESIGN AND MATERIAL SELECTION


Mechanical Design
String Design definition and steps involved (mechanical design, material selection and
connection selection); why and how mechanical design is performed.

Introduction to OCTG
WEEK 2 (CONTD.)- LEARNING CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM 24 AUGUST 2015 13:00 UTC
Material Selection
Why material selection is performed; principles and recommendations from NACE (National
Association of Corrosion Engineers) for the selection and qualification of metallic materials for
service in equipment used in oil and gas production; explanation about the regions
established according to the severity of the environment.
Connections Selection
Description of the connections portfolio (API, Premium Connections and Connectors); how
this selection is performed.
String Design an Material Selection Example

WEEK 3- LEARNING CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM 31 AUGUST 2015 13:00 UTC


PRODUCTION PROCESSES
Seamless Body Manufacture
Brief explanation about the seamless production process: direct reduction, steel shop, rolling
mill. Heat treatment (quenching & tempering and normalizing).

Welded Body Manufacture


Brief explanation about the different types of welding processes known as Electric Resistance
Welding (ERW) and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW).
Finishing
Brief explanation about finishing steps such as: Cutting, facing & beveling; upsetting;
threading; hydrostatic testing; stenciling; lacquering or varnishing; bundling; special
operations.
Quality

Brief explanation about quality statements: customers requirements: integrated quality


management; management accountability