Tuesday, April 10
One of the hardest tasks well integrity engineers face is how to measure, predict and maintain the direction of performance for a well and its barriers throughout the lifecycle of the well. This session is designed to help understand the data and information available, and how operators, service companies and manufacturers use the information to guide well integrity performance and develop strategies towards project success throughout the life of the well. This session will cover the well integrity from operational risk perspective, drilling and completions services perspective, and latest information on qualifications and delivery of hardware for HPHT applications.
Worldwide, countries and/or states employ specific policies and procedures for or related to Well Integrity. Since 2010 Well Integrity has become a key focus for operators and especially regulatory agencies. Both working to find the right balance of defining the “what” and the “how.”
This session will cover pertinent regulations and standards related to Well Integrity. We will highlight what is addressed in the documents and where the industry is heading in terms of understanding, adherence, and compliance. We will provide the basis for an operator to move forward to a better Well Integrity framework.
The intent of a Well Integrity Program (WIP) is to provide for the safe operation of, and prevention of an unintended release of fluids from, a well. This session will discuss how a WIP can be effectively designed and managed, efficiently using limited resources while remaining in compliance with regulations. Examples of risk-based and fit-for-purpose solutions to manage and mitigate well integrity risk will be explored. Operational practices such as exception-based well surveillance and the incorporation of technology can focus the attention of limited staff on anomalies and excursions before well barriers are breached.
Well integrity programs and surveillance identify the majority of integrity issues. Teams understand that addressing these well integrity issues proactively, before they escalate, is the most cost effective approach. However, managing well integrity involves resources and budget for these programs, repair and replacement of failed equipment, risk assessment, and well work, and potentially P&A. Discipline and expertise are needed to streamline programs and processes without compromising integrity. In this session, attendees will ask questions to our panel of experts about maintaining well integrity within the current business environment.
Wednesday, April 11
This session will discuss well integrity aspects in development of unconventional wells throughout a well’s life cycle from initial drilling and completion to years of production with a primary, but not exclusive focus on land-based wells. Speakers will describe failure events and causes; monitoring and recovery approaches; and techniques of well integrity failure prevention. Case histories will be featured with an open discussion after the presentations.
“Necessity is the mother of invention”, as low oil price environment necessitated reducing the cost of diagnosis and remediation of continually arising well integrity challenges, yet excellence was an objective to be achieved by pushing the boundaries of technology, processes, procedures and problem-solving thinking processes. In this session, we’d like to interactively push well integrity boundaries to explore how to meet excellence in diagnosis and remediation of well integrity issues at a low cost.
Well Integrity management actually has practical applications and real business impacts. This session provides a number of case study examples of how managing well integrity has positively impacted production or limited corporate risk exposure.
New technologies, methodologies, or systems that have a proven record for efficiently maintaining well integrity will be discussed. This session will be an interactive discussion of recent Well Integrity technological advancements and will provide the attendees an opportunity to share additional ideas or advancements.