Cement Bond Evaluation Drilling and Completions

James Smolen

Description

This one day course covers the full scope of cement bond logging, from the time tested CBL amplitude and VDL logs to the ultra-sophisticated rotating head pulse-echo tools such as the USI (Schlumberger), CAST-V (Halliburton), and Isolation Scanner (Sch) tools. Directional tools with receiver arrays or pad type tools (SBT of Baker) are also reviewed. The emphasis is on understanding how these tools work and what they measure. These aspects are then focused onto resolving the fundamental questions of “good bond” and/or “hydraulic isolation.” Both quantitative and qualitative techniques are covered. Participants will walk away with a much better appreciation of cement integrity evaluation and whether remedial action may be necessary.

Learning Level

Introductory to Intermediate

Course Length

1 Day

Why You Should Attend

Participants will walk away with a much better appreciation of cement integrity evaluation and whether remedial action may be necessary.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning more about how the varied tools of cement evaluation work and what they measure to better understand the evaluation and action processes.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course

Cancellation
Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to trainingcourses@spe.org; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.

For more details, please contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org.

Instructor

James J. Smolen has over forty years’ experience in cased hole well logging, applications, related research, and training. He began in the oil industry (1970) with Schlumberger and since 1980 has been an officer and director of Petroleum Computing, Inc., and an international consultant and trainer of cased hole logging.

Smolen has numerous publications to his credit, including the 1996 PennWell text, Cased Hole and Production Log Evaluation. He was a Distinguished Lecturer for both SPE and SPWLA. Smolen holds a BS from Northwestern University and MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.