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SPE Live Podcast: The Future of Well Integrity

SPE Live Podcast: The Future of Well Integrity

22 February 2024


Join us for an SPE Live episode on “The Future of Well Integrity” with a preview of the biennial SPE Europe Well Integrity Workshop on 5-6 March 2024, being held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We will retrace 2023 from the Well Integrity Technical Section perspective and provide a summary of great discussions held at the annual dinner at ATCE. We will also briefly introduce the upcoming SPE Workshop “The Future of Well Integrity” and provide a short summary of each session:

  1. Setting the Scene for Well Integrity in the Energy Transition
  2. Leading practices within Well Integrity
  3. Understanding and Managing Risk
  4. The Challenges of Regulating Well Integrity
  5. Well Integrity for CCS
  6. Digital Well Integrity
  7. Measuring What Matters
  8. Future-Proofing Well Integrity

A Q&A session will then follow with questions from the audience, answered by our guests.

Speakers: Michael Edwards , Founder and President at Edwards Energy Innovation, and Senior Executive Advisor at Partners in Performance; Kenny MacAllister, Managing Director, SealTite; Kareem Shafi, Carbon Storage Manager, Global CCUS Projects, DRAX

Moderator: Pierre-Edouard Vincent, Completions and Well Interventions Manager, Trident Energy.

Past Episodes

Drilling Automation Roadmap with John de Wardt

29 September 2020


SPE's Paige McCown talks with John de Wardt, founder of De Wardt and Company and program manager of the Drilling System Automation Roadmap to discuss the need for an industry roadmap.

Data and AI in the Petroleum Industry with Jeff Baetz

8 September 2020


In this podcast discussion, we talk about how artificial intelligence can help the industry through the digital transformation. This transition is a priority for oil and gas companies to reduce risk while improving operational efficiency.

The Way Ahead with Jeff Spath and Jennifer Miskimins

1 September 2020


In this podcast discussion, we are talking about the way ahead for students and recent graduates in petroleum engineering.

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced oil and gas downturn has caused a lot of uncertainty for students, especially petroleum engineers. Whether they are starting their college career or looking to enter the workforce, there are many challenges ahead. We intend to address those challenges and to answer questions live from the audience.

Our guests in this episode include:

  • Jeff Spath, Professor and the Department Head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University
  • Jennifer Miskimins, Professor and the Department Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines


See a full list of podcasts and episode descriptions.