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Monday, August 18, 2014

Introduction to Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) Pipe01x

The instructors: Mario Vespa & Julie Mathis & Tomás Castiñeiras are Technical Sales at Tenaris University.

OCTG, Oil Country Tubular Goods, Pipe01x Tenaris University

This course introduces the main criteria to consider when selecting pipe products to assure oil well integrity and mitigate risks.

About this course:
  • In this course you will learn how the geology of ground and drilling conditions require OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) with different characteristics; how tubular string design is performed; and how selected products are manufactured and tested. The following concepts will be explored:

OCTG Products:
  • A brief description of the different products used in an oil well, mainly casing, tubing and their connections.
  • The main characteristics of pipe body and connections. Differences between products meeting API (American Petroleum Institute) standards, proprietary steel grades and/or premium connections.
  • The basics of string design and material selection.

OCTG Production Process:
  • An overview of the seamless and welded pipes production processes.
  • How to assure and sustain quality through the complete production process.


  • Level: Introductory
  • Length: 3 weeks
  • Effort: 2-3 hours/week
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Institution: Tenaris University
  • Languages: English
  • Video Transcripts: English

Friday, August 15, 2014

Structural Geology by Haakon Fossen


Structural Geology by Haakon Fossen

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Structural Geology, Haakon Fossen, 2010

Book Description 
The book provides unique links to industry applications in the upper crust, including petroleum and groundwater geology, which highlight the importance of structural geology in exploration and exploitation of petroleum and water resources. Topics range from faults and fractures forming near the surface to shear zones and folds of the deep crust. Students are engaged through examples and parallels drawn from practical everyday situations, enabling them to connect theory with practice. Containing numerous end-of-chapter problems, e-learning modules, and with stunning field photos and illustrations, this book provides the ultimate learning experience for all students of structural geology.

Product Details
Paperback: 480 Pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (23 August 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521516641
ISBN-13: 978-0521516648
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.7 x 1 inches

Size: 101 MB