Casing Point Law and Legal Definition

Casing point refers to the time when a well has been drilled to objective depth. It is a location where the casing is set for the purpose of drilling. The operator notifies the drilling parties of his/her recommendation with respect to setting of casing for the completion of a well. On a marginal well, the decision to set pipe is often difficult.

The following is an example of a case law defining casing point:

Casing point is the point at which the initial well has been drilled to contract depth, tested, logged, and operations are suspended pending a decision to set pipe and effect a completion. [Basin Exploration, Inc. v. Denbury Mgmt., Inc., 5 So. 3d 315 (La.App. 1 Cir. 2009)]