A Proactive Approach to Ensure Well Integrity during the Construction and Operation of Wells

Drilling & Completions Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Production and Operations


Well Integrity management is looked at in three distinct stages, the first stage is during the well design which includes material selection, engineering design, cement design, coating and inhibitors and cathodic protection. The second stage is monitoring the well during the life of the well locating possible leaks and/or loss of metal. The last stage is to manage and control any well integrity issues using specialized products, services and techniques.

This course will:

  • Define the building blocks of a successful well integrity management programme
  • Define well integrity well categorization based on compliance to the barrier policy outlined in the regulations and develop an approach to risk management
  • Well barriers and their verification
  • Monitoring and surveillance of well integrity (focus on cementing)
  • Monitoring and surveillance of well integrity (focus on corrosion)
  • Understand the Well Integrity ISO Standard

Course Level


Why Attend?

To enable participants to understand the well integrity management principles and well Integrity components during the lifecycle of the well and acquire the tools and methods to eliminate and/or mitigate the loss the well integrity during design, construction, and well operations.

The participants will also learn how to manage a well within its operating envelope which has lost it integrity.

Who Should Attend

The intended audience of this workshop is engineers and production technologists who are involved in well planning, design, construction, drilling, completion, production, well intervention and safety.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and or/ certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH). Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


Salim Taoutaou is Schlumberger’s Well Services Well Integrity and Cementing Domain Manager. He looks after all technical matters across all the Asia Pacific countries. Taoutaou has been involved in the oil industry for over sixteen years—spending most of his time in the North Sea, the Middle East, and Asia where he held technical and managerial roles. He has an extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of oilfield operations as well as specialized knowledge in cementing and well integrity.

In addition to authoring some 19 SPE papers, Taoutaou has also written numerous technical papers and articles for various oil and gas industry publications.  He has also been involved in the development of several cementing technologies and holds several patents in these areas.

He is very active with SPE; he has served on different steering committees, as cochairman and committee member participant and discussion leader, for several SPE Advanced Technology Workshops, SPE Forum Series, and Technical Conferences.

Taoutaou holds an MS in mechanical engineering.