High Pressure High Temperature Cementing

Disciplines: Completions | Reservoir

Course Description

The course introduces the unique aspects and issues surrounding HPHT cementing. At the end of this course, delegates should be able to demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the following:

  • Introduction to HPHT
  • Cementing challenges in HPHT wells (zonal isolation, lost circulation, chemistry and geology)
  • How to find a fit for purpose cement solution in HPHT wells
  • Laboratory testing and gap analysis (API and non API procedures),
  • Open discussion and review of topics

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend

Cementing is the backbone of the drilling operations; it is of paramount importance and must be looked at very seriously by the oil & gas industry to avoid any catastrophic incidents.

Who Attends

Drilling and Completion Engineers, Petrophysicists, Production Engineers, Well Integrity Engineers, and any other individuals who would like to learn about cementing HPHT wells.

Special Requirements

Students must bring their own laptops.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-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.



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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Disciplines: Completions | Drilling