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Thermal Well Heavy Oil/Oil Sands Integrity

26 – 27 November 2012

Banff, Alberta, Canada | The Rimrock Resort Hotel

About this workshop


Thermal well heavy oil/oil sands integrity is the result of sound design, operational and abandonment practices grounded in an integrated approach. An integrated philosophy advocates for early collaboration among interdisciplinary groups to promote continuous improvement that considers well integrity through the life cycle of a well or project. Thermal well integrity can be compromised when installation loads, operating conditions, wellbore environment, pressures, etc. exceed design parameters. This workshop will appeal to technical experts who are experienced in thermal well design, construction, operations and abandonment. It will emphasize thermal well integrity case studies and experiences from an integrated perspective, especially those that consider the life cycle of a well and/or project.

Workshop Details

Workshop Format

Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.


Following the workshop, a URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees.


In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 1.6 CEUs.

One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.