A Proactive Approach to ensure Well Integrity during the Construction and Operation of Wells

Completions Drilling Management and Information

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.)

Learning Level


Course Length

2 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.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)


Salim Taoutaou Salim Taoutaou is the Cementing and Well Integrity Domain Manager and Technical Advisor. Through his 22 years in the oil and gas industry, he held various positions Global and Regional positions in different regions in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has authored more than 50 international journal and conference papers, he is the holder of six patents and was the recipient of the SPE 2014 Asia Pacific Regional Technical Award in Drilling Engineering. Salim Served as the SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017-2018 season. He is an officer in the board of the SPE Well Integrity Technical Section and the SPE Northern Emirates and a member of the SPE Global Training Committee. Salim also serves as a member of IOGP, ISO and IANOR. Salim is a certified SPE and Schlumberger NExT Instructor. He received a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Algeria.