Preparation for Running Casing
Preparation of casing before running serves two purposes. 1. ensure that the pipe body and threads are adequately protected from possible damage when being moved to the drill floor. 2. ensure that handling of the casing on the drill floor is kept to a minimum.
These goals can be achieved by use of the following equipment and procedures:
1 Identification and measurement
Electronic tagging will eliminate the need for casing length measurement at the wellsite. Numbering of each joint with paint will still be necessary, however, to enable quick visual identification . . .