Designing, maintainin,g and demonstrating well integrity across the life of the well is imperative to a sustainable oil and gas industry. This workshop intends to cover the significant challenges well integrity presents to petroleum professionals and regulatory authorities every day.
Subsea, HPHT, geologically complex reservoirs, high CO2, aquifer protection, and sensitive stakeholders represent significant challenges throughout drilling, completion and production. Some contributors to compromised well integrity can include factors such as wellbore instability, corrosion, cement bond deterioration, expansion/contraction, and changing pressure envelopes.
It is vital for the sustainability of the industry that production is optimized and operating costs reduced through a comprehensive understanding of reservoir characteristics, careful well design and construction, continuous monitoring and suitable workovers. Some of the specific challenges facing our industry include:
This workshop will provide a platform for oil and gas professionals to network and share applications, technologies and practices currently undertaken in an effort to ensure and improve well integrity. Key topics and issues that will be tabled include:
Well integrity challenges petroleum professionals who are engaged in design and construction of the well, drilling, completions, production, abandonment and intervention. This workshop intends to appeal to an inter-disciplinary audience and hopes to draw upon the varied information, ideas, and technologies from the likes of:
In keeping with the Workshop 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.
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 Attendee Survey Form.
This Workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the Workshop.
General and detailed accommodation information will be posted on the workshop website by January 2015.
Attendees are advised to book their international / domestic airline tickets early from their country to Australia. Further detailed transportation information will be available on the Workshop website by January 2015. All travellers to Australia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return, or through tickets. Contact your local travel agent for information on visa requirements Australia.
Casual clothing is recommended. The Workshop atmosphere is informal.