Coiled Tubing and Its Applications

Production and Operations


This course provides an introduction to coiled tubing (CT) as a tool for workover and drilling and completion services. It includes an overview of CT extended-reach operations, typical field applications, the properties of CT, its manufacture, surface equipment required for downhole deployment, as well as discussion of downhole CT tools. A significant portion of the course covers CT mechanical performance, including working limits, buckling, and fatigue. A discussion of CT drilling technology and hydraulics is also included.

Topics include:

  • An introduction to surface equipment required to deploy CT during field operations
  • Basic understanding of CT job modeling and fatigue tracking, and why it’s important
  • Introduction to typical CT field applications
  • Overview of selected new CT technology

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

This is an introductory course for engineers and others new to the field of CT. This course will provide an improved understanding of critical issues related to successful CT field operations.

Who Should Attend

Engineers and others that are involved in the design of CT equipment or uses of CT field services.


.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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Ed Smalley has more than 35 years of oilfield experience, including assignments in new product development, field operations, sales, and management.  His areas of expertise include coiled tubing, formation evaluation, coalbed methane, hydraulic fracturing, and commercialization of emerging technology.

He started his career with Schlumberger where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in sales and operations.  Ed then joined Gas Technology Institute as Director of E&P Business Development, where he spearheaded the commercial launch of more than 60 new E&P products.

He has been with NOV CTES in Conroe, TX, for the past 12 years where he serves as General Manager, responsible for the overall management of the organization.  NOV CTES is a provider of leading-edge downhole modeling software and advanced measuring devices that support the coiled tubing, wireline, and drilling segments of the industry.  Mr. Smalley holds a B.S. Engineering degree from Kansas State University and has published numerous SPE papers.  He is an active member of SPE, ICoTA, and SPWLA.