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Well Integrity Management: A Deepwater Approach

7 – 8 November 2012

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil | Pestana Bahia Hotel


About this Workshop


The importance of well integrity has been acknowledged in the oil industry for many years. Ongoing efforts are being made to improve the design and operational procedures during the well design and construction processes and throughout the entire well life cycle. Despite these efforts, many well integrity-related problems still occur, such as those in the Gulf of Mexico, Australia, and recently in the Brazilian deep waters. This is a strong indication that investing in well integrity is a strategic approach to minimize design and operational risks that may jeopardize the personnel safety, the environment, and the operator’s image, reputation, and assets.

It is widely known that operators that have adopted robust and proper well integrity management systems will decrease their operational and financial risks. These systems are implemented to cover all stages of the well life, from the conceptual design, through well construction and maintenance, and eventually to the well abandonment. This is even more evident when considering the increasing complexity of the trajectories of the wells (multilateral and extended reach) and environments where the wells are drilled and put on production (deepwater, high pressure/high temperature and subsalt wells). With a solid well integrity system in place, the operator is certainly more able to drill and operate its wells economically and safely and meet its production targets.

This workshop will address many issues related to this important topic, such as well integrity management systems, risk assessment and management during well construction and production, new standards and regulations, safety barrier concept, cement isolation, well plug and abandonment, novel techniques and work practices, and building competence of the staff involved with these complex subjects.

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be of great interest to technical, professional, and management staff involved in planning, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining during the productive life of a well. It will also interest professionals in the fields of:

  • Well construction and completion
  • Drilling engineers
  • Drilling managers
  • Well integrity engineers
  • Well intervention engineers
  • Asset and operation managers
  • Production operators
  • HSE engineers
  • Subsea Engineers

Workshop Guidelines


Key technologies and best practices for improving the well integrity management will be addressed by this workshop. Case studies and best practices applicable to South American operations will be presented specially those related to deepwater drilling and oil production activities offshore Brazil. The workshop begins with introductory presentations, followed by a question and answer section with the participation of the audience. It emphasizes sharing expertise, knowledge, and experiences.

The workshop will consist of two days of informal sessions, including a number of short presentations and discussions per session and an evening reception on 7 November. Your registration pack will provide full details.

Continuing Education Units

The workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEUs), at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.