(a) When the casing arrives at the rig site the casing should be carefully stacked in the correct running order. This is especially important when the string contains sections of different casing grades and weights. On offshore rigs, where deck space is limited, do not stack the casing too high or else excessive lateral loads will be imposed on the lowermost row. Casing is off-loaded from the supply boat in reverse order, so that it is stacked in the correct running order

(b) The length, grade, weight and connection of each joint should be checked and each joint should be clearly numbered with paint. The length of each joint of casing is recorded on a tally sheet. If any joint is found to have damaged threads it can be crossed off the tally sheet. The tally sheet is used by the Drilling engineer to select those joints that must be run so that the casing shoe ends up at the correct depth when the casing hanger is landed in the wellhead.

(c) While the casing is on the racks the threads and couplings should be thoroughly checked and cleaned. Any loose couplings should be tightened

(d) Casing should always be handled with thread protectors in place. These need not be removed until the joint is ready to be stabbed into the string.

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