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Thermal Well Integrity

17 – 19 November 2013

Banff, Alberta, Canada | The Fairmont Banff Springs

About this workshop


The conditions that wells in thermal oil sands recovery projects are subjected to are extreme.  Since the first thermal well was installed in the 60’s, we’ve made several strides to minimize the risk and impact of damage to our wells in order to maintain their longevity. This workshop will examine some of those risks and identify the processes that can be used to manage the integrity of these thermal wells over their entire lifecycle. Through interactive sessions, this workshop will focus on the wide range of challenges related to well integrity management in thermal recovery projects. From physical to regulatory aspects we’ll look at what is being done in the industry today to what we might be able to expect in the future.

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.


Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop. A workshop summary will be prepared by the technical program committee for public release, but no other information.


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 equal 8 contact hours of participation. CEUs are 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.