About the Symposium
With the new norm the upstream oil and gas industry is facing, effective thermal well design and integrity have never been more critical than it is today. Making smart technical decisions related to well design is crucial and can impact project economics, well integrity, and well longevity.
Field data shows that profit loss from a failed liner, including lost production, workover operations, and pump replacement, can range as high as 200% of the cost of the well. Thermal well design and integrity provides operators with essential information aimed at extending the life of a well and maximizing recovery, reducing operating costs and preventing/mitigating harmful environmental impacts. It involves the appropriate application of technical, operational and organizational solutions to reduce the risk of a wellbore failure.
Join your fellow SPE members and experts in the thermal in-situ community to share the latest in well design practices and well integrity solutions. As heavy oil and bitumen projects require significant capital investment over long time frames, the consistent application of sound engineering principles through the life cycle of a well (whole well life) must continue even during commodity price cycles.
Through the progression of new technology and practical sharing of ideas among participants, industry will improve the collective recovery, efficiency, longevity, and liability of existing and planned thermal wells.
About Society of Petroleum Engineers
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose more than 164,000 members in 143 countries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge providing publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.