SPE Workshop: Well Integrity Life Cycle Management for Subsea Field Development 24 - 25 Oct 2017 Johnson GEO CENTRE St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Schedule

Tuesday, October 24

07:00 - 07:50
07:50 - 08:00
Opening Remarks
Moderator(s) Andrew Montes; Husky Energy

Opening Remarks and Safety Briefing by Chairperson 

08:00 - 08:30
Opening Keynote
Moderator(s) Andrew Montes, Husky

Opening Keynote:

Well Integrity Life Cycle Management for Subsea Field Development – A Regulator’s Perspective.

John Kennedy, C-NLOPB

08:30 - 10:00
SESSION 1: Well and System Design
Session Chairpersons Yusuf Babatunde, Nalcor Energy; Lesley James, Memorial University; Jennifer Fallon, Husky Energy

Well designs typically commence with data collection and establishment of the design premises.  At this stage, it is imperative to understand well integrity issues, casing seats depth selection methods, as well as other important completion and production requirements.  This session explores the design of a plan to last for the entire life of the well; defining loads that it may be subjected to at later stages, wellbore fracture and collapse modeling, drilling fluids consideration, optimal mud weight selection, hole cleaning, hydraulic optimization, and methods to handle lost circulation.

Presenters:

  1. ISO 16530-1: Well Integrity Standard
  • Alex Crabtree, Hess Corporation
  1. Well Integrity Considerations during the Design Phase
  • Valerie Wilson
  1. Well Head Fatigue, New Variable in Well Design
  • ​Max Russo, Kongsberg
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
SESSION 2: Well Integrity During Well Construction
Session Chairpersons Gunnar DeBruijn, Schlumberger; Dave Griffin, Schlumberger

Well construction sets the  foundation for Well Integrity through the life of the well. This session will focus on well delivery, including well drilling, barrier installation and completions prior to the rig leaving the wellsite.  The rig delivers the well that has been designed, and details are documented for reference for the remainder of the well life. An example of real-time monitoring of barrier installation (cement)  will be discussed, along with well quality objectives, and key performance indicators for the well as delivered after drilling and completion. This session naturally fits between sessions on Well Design, and Well Production.

 

Presenters:

  1. Real-Time Cement Monitoring: The New Concept for Deepwater Cement Barrier Placement. Case Studies from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Canada
  • Jose Raul Contreras Escalante, Schlumberger 
  1. Ensuring Well Integrity at Well Delivery 
  • Faisal Rashid, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  1. B-Annulus Protection on Subsea Wells: History, Challenges and Solutions
  • Paul Hazel, Welltec
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
SESSION 3: Well Integrity During Well Production
Session Chairpersons Lesley James, Memorial University; Phillip Stemler, Suncor Energy

Well monitoring and surveillance during production starts before the well comes online and needs to continue through well abandonment. Production may exceed expected life during which fluids may change, both having impact on well integrity. This session give an overview of well monitoring and surveillance introducing the key points of having a well monitoring plan and quality assurance program including the importance of risk assessments, managing change and reporting. Technically, the session will discuss well barriers, changing pH on well integrity and corrosion, the need to include fugacity in our modelling of fluid-well interactions, and modelling corrosion in the well. 

Presenters:

  1. Well Monitoring and Surveillance Overview and Key Points 
  • Valerie Wilson
  1. Well Integrity Surveillance Method, Insitu PH
  • Phillip Stemler, Suncor Energy
  1. The Role of Speciation and Fugacity
  •  Chris Harper, Baker Hughes a GE company
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
SESSION 3: continued...
Session Chairpersons Lesley James, Memorial University; Phillip Stemler, Suncor Energy

Well monitoring and surveillance during production starts before the well comes online and needs to continue through well abandonment. Production may exceed expected life during which fluids may change, both having impact on well integrity. This session give an overview of well monitoring and surveillance introducing the key points of having a well monitoring plan and quality assurance program including the importance of risk assessments, managing change and reporting. Technically, the session will discuss well barriers, changing pH on well integrity and corrosion, the need to include fugacity in our modelling of fluid-well interactions, and modelling corrosion in the well. 

Presenters:

  1. Water Injector Paradigm Shift (incl. 1% chrome)
  • Phillip Stemler, Suncor Energy
  1. Internal Corrosion Predictive Modeling (ICPM) Offshore Downhole OCTG’s using enpICDA™  
  • Pat Tevens, Broadsword Corrosion Engineering Ltd. 
  1. Key lessons learned on well integrity
  • Valerie Wilson
16:30 - 18:00

Wednesday, October 25

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
SESSION 4: Remediation and Treatment
Session Chairpersons Mike Briffett, Avara Solutions Inc. ; Robert Jobling, Avara Solutions Inc.

This session covers topics associated with well integrity after an integrity issue has been identified. This requires mobilization of people, equipment, and processes to treat the and remediate the integrity issue. This session will discuss case studies of well integrity interventions and discuss techniques and technologies available for future remediation activity.

Presenters:

  1.  Terra Nova: Canada’s First use of Light Well Intervention Vessel (LWIV) Technology
  • Elvis Chippett, Suncor Energy
  1. Rigless Intervention through Injection Choke Inserts on Subsea Fields
  • Phillip Rice, OneSubsea, A Schlumberger Company

  1. A Subsea Well Intervention Challenge Offshore Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Ferry Smits, Halliburton 

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 4: Continued...
Session Chairpersons Mike Briffett, Avara Solutions Inc. ; Robert Jobling, Avara Solutions Inc.

This session covers topics associated with well integrity after an integrity issue has been identified. This requires mobilization of people, equipment, and processes to treat the and remediate the integrity issue. This session will discuss case studies of well integrity interventions and discuss techniques and technologies available for future remediation activity.

Presenters:

  1. Light Well Intervention Operations
  • Neil Greig, Helix WelOps (LWIV)
  1. Recent Subsea Leak Repairs Using Pressure-Activated Sealant Technology
  • Chris Anderson, Seal-Tite International
  1. Completion Fluids Impacts on Flow Assurance and Operational Strategies: A Case Study of MeOH Impact on Salt Solubility at High Pressure and Low Temperature
  • Jacqueline Vinicombe, Assured Flow Solutions, LLC
11:30 - 12:45
Lunch and 2017 SPE Regional Awards

Cam Matthews , the Regional Director for the SPE Canada Region, will be giving out awards during lunch. Three of our recipients for the 2017 SPE Regional Awards – Canada region are from and located in the Atlantic and Maritimes Sections and they will be recognized in person.

Recipients:

Winner of Young Member Outstanding Service Award

  • Javad Hashemi, Memorial University of Newfoundland  

Winner of Regional Service Award

  • Babatunde O Yusuf, Nalcor Energy Oil and Gas Inc.

Winner of Regional Service Award​

  • Edwin Macdonald, St. Brendan’s Exploration Ltd, 
12:45 - 14:15
SESSION 5: Well Abandonment
Session Chairpersons Steve Butt, Memorial University; Alex Crabtree, Hess Corporation

This session covers a range of topics dealing with well plugging and abandonment , including the practices and standards for well design to prevent migration of fluids between well intervals, methods to identify and rehab leaking and problematic zones or intervals, regulatory requirements for P and A, and practices for long term monitoring and surveillance after abandonment.

Presenters:

1. What is the Sealing Ability of Plugs?

  • Torbjørn Vrålstad, SINTEF/DrillWell

2. Riserless Subsea abandonments for Effective and Cost Effective well integrity

  • Joseph Savoy, Wild Well

3. Abandonment Plugs – How Many Are Needed?

  • Alex Crabtree, Hess Corporation
14:15 - 14:45
14:45 - 16:15
SESSION 6: Subsea Tree and Equipment Integrity, Roundtable Panel Session
Moderator(s) Phillip Stemler, Suncor Energy

This session will to be present and support an interactive discussion on current and future challenges that subsea equipment can face in the future.  The goal is to lean what tools do exist to aid in solving aging wellheads and to discuss where the trends are going for future maintenance.  The goal is to provide the workshop with real world understanding of how subsea trees, the key barrier element, can be expected to perform this vital function.

Presenters:

  1. How Industry Handles Wellhead Fatigue
  • Max Russo, Kongsberg
  1. Barrier valve integrity assurance through remote monitoring systems
  • Arjun Visakh, Aditya Narayanan and Hugh Parry, TechnipFMC
  1. Reliability and Testing of Subsea X-mas Tree Valves, Impact on Well Integrity
  • Kjell Corneliussen and Per Holand, ExproSoft AS
  1. Wellhead Experience 
  • ​Michael O'keefe, OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company