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

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Course Description

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 specialised products, services and techniques.

This course will:

  • Define the building blocks of a successful well integrity management programme
  • Define well integrity well categorisation 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 and corrosion)
  • Understand the well integrity ISO standard (calculation of MAASP etc.)
Daily Agenda 

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Learning Level


Course Length

2 - 4 Days

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 learn how to manage a well within its operating envelope which has lost its integrity and how to manage a well within its operating envelope which has lost its integrity.

Who Attends

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.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

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Salim Taoutaou is currently the Founder and Managing Director at TCOFS LLC. Prior to this, he was the Cementing and Well Integrity Technical Advisor for Schlumberger in Paris. Salim managed the global development of the well integrity cemeting domain strategy, product and software development, training & competency, business development and technical governance. Through his 24 years in the oil and gas industry, Salim has held various global positions as well as regional ones in Africa, the North Sea region, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

He has authored more than 57 international journal and conferences papers. Salim is the holder of s patents and was the recipient of the 2014 Society of Petroleum Engineers Asia Pacific Regional Technical Award in Drilling Engineering. He served as the SPE Distinguised Lecturer during the 2017 - 2018 season. Salim also serves as member of IOGP, ISO, SPE Asia Pacific RTAC, SPE Northern Emirates board. Salim is a certifies SPE and Schlumberger NExT Instructor, he received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Guelma University, Guelma, Algeria, and an MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology, Washington, D.C. USA.

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