Understanding Well Integrity Over the Full Well Life Cycle


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Description

Over the course, attendees will have the opportunity to participate and understand the important role they play in the well life cycle and how early interaction and collaboration impacts operations, economics, risk, safety and ultimately abandonment.  

Delegates will leave with a better understanding of how important sharing information about a well's construction and operation can be, and how critical it is to document how the well operates and particularly any characteristics that are shown when the well is operating out of character.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to well integrity
  • Guidelines and standards
  • Material selection
  • Lets’ construct a well
  • Annular pressure management
  • Rogues gallery
  • Global reliability
  • Risk assessment
  • Dispensations
  • Abandonment
  • Competency

Learning Level

Beginner

Course Length

1 Day (8 hours)

Why Attend?

Attendees do not require any tools for this course but a basic understanding of how a well is constructed and then operates as a producer or injector is very beneficial. This highly visual and interactive training welcomes delegate participation and questions.

Delegates will leave with a better understanding of how important sharing information about a wells construction and operation can be, and how critical it is to document how the well operates and particularly any characteristics that are shown when the well is operating out of character.
All persons will be given a PDF copy of all slides.

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted at a wide range of oilfield professionals; drillers, completion engineers, petroleum engineers and production engineers. They all play an integral part of the well lifecycle but often aren’t aware of the impact of decisions made in the design phase and construct phase on later field life and abandonment.

Over the course, attendees will have the opportunity to participate and understand the important role they play in the well life cycle and how early interaction and collaboration impacts operations, economics, risk, safety and ultimately abandonment.  

CEUs

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

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

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Instructor

Simon Sparke built a well integrity management system using a highly visual software package, which has set industry standards and is the theme of SPE 142449, 7 Pillars of Well Integrity Management. Today this package now integrates several software systems as well as key elements of the recently published ISO standard such as the MAASP calculation, providing an online process using well construction data to generate the numbers required to determine the well operating envelope. In 2015, the software will be developed further to display more well construction data; cement quality, deviation data, centralizer location, scale, wear and erosion that will enable a fully representative picture to be made of the well condition throughout the well life cycle.

Sparke is an active member of SPE and a guest lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and is also a member of the ISO committee who has recently published the first well life cycle standard on well integrity.