Maintaining and managing well integrity throughout the well life cycle is very critical and in some areas is being driven by strict governmental regulations. Recent catastrophic events that have resulted in some severe environmental impacts as a result of well integrity issues, have forced stringent regulations. Well integrity in the whole life cycle of a well includes proper site selection, design, construction, production, intervention, safe abandonment, and monitoring during these various life cycle phases. Integrity of a well is impacted by what happens in all of the above phases—from well site selection through to well abandonment.
Looking at the situation today with the mind-set of planning for the future:
The change in requirements by regulatory authorities and the competency of industry to deal with these challenges is on a progressive journey but gaps exist to understand these new and complex issues. This workshop will focus on answering these questions.
Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise 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. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.
In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, 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 in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.
Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.