Introduction to High Pressure / High Temperature (HPHT) Development Well Design

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Course Description

HPHT fields are increasing in relevance every year in different areas of the world. Conventional fields have represented the vast majority of application during the last years. However, unconventional fields, which require in some cases very high pressures to achieve the required fracture gradients and exted the flow area, are becoming a very common area of application for HPHT well completion designs.

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend

The course introduces the unique aspects and issues surrounding drilling and completion of a HPHT development. The following have been identified as the program objectives, in which upon completion of this training the participants will be able to demonstrate familiarity with and understand:

  • Overview of HPHT development and technical challenges
  • Areas of interface (structural design, process safety)
  • HPHT development well engineering considerations
    • Subsurface scenarios (reservoir depletion, seal failure, compaction)
    • Casing design (conductor analysis, wellhead growth, annulus pressure buildup, big bore well design, material and connection selection)
    • Fluids and cementing design
    • Wellhead design (unitised wellhead, dual metal to metal seal)
    • Rig and operational aspects
  • Well delivery process
    • Sourcing
    • QAQC
  • Introduction to HPHT completions
  • Difference between regular completions and HPHT completions
  • Reservoir issues
    • Metallurgy issues
    • Tubing stress analysis
    • HPHT completion equipment
  • Completion fluids
  • Well testing and production

Who Attends

This course is intended for individuals involved in:

  • Drilling
  • Completion
  • Petrophysics
  • Production
  • Well integrity

This course is also for any individual who would like to learn about completion of HPHT wells.


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

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.

We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.

In-House Training

This course is available for in-house training at your office location.

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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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SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will.  Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


Miguel Rosato is currently a High Pressure / High Temperature (HPHT) Completion Advisor for Petronas Carigali, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has 17 years of oil and gas experience in onshore and offshore (subsea and platform) well completions, workover, DST and well testing design. Compeltion design include HPHT completions and SDT, subsea ESP completion, different types of sand control lower completions (open hole and cased hole gravel pack, stand alone and expandable sanc screens), and dual completions. Previously, Rosato worked at various prominent operating companies such as ENI, Total, Maersk Oil, and BP. His countries of expertise include Venezuela, Indonesia, Egypt, UAE, Oman, Italy, Nigeria, UK, Iraq, China, and Malaysia. Rosato has been an SPE Distinguished Member for 13 years and has been actively involved in many SPE events. He holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Sciences in Petroleum Engineering, and a Master in Business Administration. Rosato is IWCF Well Control Level 4 Surface and Subsea stack certified.

Anas Mohamad Sofian is currently a Staff Well Engineer for Petronas Carigali in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has 10 years of oil and gas experience in onshore and offshore activities for exploration and development wells. Sofian is also a lead engineer for the HPHT development projects in Petronas. His well design experiences include evaluation of complex load cases and simulation for HPHT, implementation of big bore well design with tight tolerance features, liner and cemented tieback application, OCTG material and connection testing, big bore unitised HPHT wellhead system, SIMOPS interfaces with surface facilities, HPHT mud and cement test. His countries of expertise include Malaysia, Vietnam, and Iraq. Sofian holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester, United Kingdom and is IWCF Well Control Level 4 Surface and Subsea stack certified.