SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium 27 - 29 Nov 2018 Fairmont Banff Springs Banff, Alberta, Canada

Call for Papers

Call for Papers


Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 May 2018

The program committee invites you to share your technical innovations and accomplishments by submitting a paper proposal for consideration.

Length of Abstract: minimum of 225 words; maximum of 450 words

Submit Your Proposal Now  ►


Additional speaking opportunities are available for this symposium. If you would like to be considered for a non-papered presenter spot, please submit a description of your presentation by 7 May 2018 to Jinny Bae for review and rating by the reviewing committee.


Abstract Submission Categories

1. Thermal Well Production Operations
  • Start-up and Re-start of SAGD Wells
  • Well Design for Production Optimization
  • Well Operating and Inspection
  • Flow Control Devices and Sand Control
  • In-well Completion Equipment Reliability

2. Thermal Well Design

  • Corrosion and Scale Issues
  • Casing and Connection Integrity and Design
  • Cement Design
  • Insulated Completions and Applications
  • Wellhead Integrity
  • Thermal Liner Design and Integrity

3. Thermal Drilling and Completions Operations

  • Infill and Step-out Well Designs
  • Drilling in Steam Chambers
  • Ghost Holes, Cap Rock Repairs
  • Diagnostics and Well Integrity Remediation and Repairs
  • Fit for Service Testing

4. Data Analytics in Well Integrity

  • Well Integrity Management and Systems
  • Well Integrity Programs and Testing
  • Risk Identification and Management
  • Observation Wells and Failure Detection Technology​
5. Regulatory and Liability Management
  • Well Integrity and Well Life Cycle
  •  Surface Casing Vent Flows and Gas Migration
  • Abandonments in Thermal Environments
  • Repurposing Existing Wells for Thermal Stimulation and Production​

6. Geo-mechanical Impacts on Thermal Well Construction

  • Caprock Integrity and Ground Movement
  • External Impacts Intermediate Casing in Thermal Projects
  • Formation Stress Re-establishment on Production Liners​