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Well Integrity – A Holistic Approach in Sustaining Integrity

8 – 11 September 2013

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia | Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

About this workshop


With the increase in drilling activities globally to meet energy demands, well integrity has become one of the key elements, not only for well construction but carries weight in planning and designing of a well and all the way up to production operation. Meeting the energy demand does not only depend on successful completion of new wells, but is also highly dependent on operators sustaining their existing well stock through wellhead, intervention, and workover activities. This require a comprehensive approach in delivering high quality new wells and concurrently, rejuvenating current well stock which suffers integrity issues.

There is currently a big focus on high tier, high risk environment such as HPHT, deepwater, CO2, but a one step back approach is vital to ensure that even the conventional environment is looked into to ensure well integrity is made to be a requirement, not an option. Often enough, wells are planned and designed with minimal understanding of the different integrity requirements throughout its life cycle. Doing it right the first time at the very core of a field development is the first step to achieve this. This includes having the understanding on the long term plan of the field’s workscope requirement such as future conversion into an injector well or fracturing operations. Based on this, a fit for purpose solution can be implemented to sustain the integrity of the well regardless of the future operation and intervention works or even a change in the working envelope of the well.

Given that most of the current idle well stock is mature and conventional in design, there are technical and operational limitations that need innovative solutions to reinstate its integrity. There are a number of new solutions that not only cost effective, but could also extend and sustain the integrity of the rejuvenated wells. A fresher look into automated systems and processes, new technologies, and unique solutions to idle wells is what the future holds to improve the current practice of passive reaction.

Focus and Objectives

This applied technology workshop will provide excellent networking opportunities for sharing of latest technologies, applications, and best practices. Among the topics and issues to be discussed are:

  • Innovative solutions to current well stock integrity issues
  • Latest information on planning and design stage which includes integrity assurance mechanism
  • New and future developments in systems, processes, and legislation
  • Best practices and current knowledge of well integrity management

Who Should Attend

The intended audience of this workshop is engineers and production technologists who are involved in well planning, design, construction, drilling, completion, production, well intervention, and safety. The workshop hopes to attract a balanced mix of disciplines to enhance the exchange of information, ideas, and technologies. Participants will be encouraged to present their case histories (successes, failures, lessons learnt) and other experiences for discussion.

Workshop Guidelines


1. Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
2. Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
3. Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten viewgraphs are entirely acceptable.
4. Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The committee will prepare a full report containing the highlights of the workshop discussions. This report will be circulated to all attendees. A one-page summary will be prepared by the workshop cochairpersons, which will be posted on the SPE website, and published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), if space permits. The copyright of the summary report will belong to SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the discussion leaders will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation at the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

This workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the ATW.

Attendees’ Information

General and detailed accommodation information will be forwarded to registrants with the attendee package prior to the scheduled workshop in September 2013.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The workshop atmosphere is informal.


Delegates are advised to book their international/domestic airline tickets early from their country/city to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Further detailed transportation information will be available and included in the attendee package, which will be sent to registrants in September 2013.

International delegates travelling to Malaysia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage either return, or through ticket. Visa requirements depend on country of origin. Please check with your travel agent or the Malaysian Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa before your departure.