SPE Workshop: Cementing Solutions That Improve Well Value 27 - 28 Mar 2018 Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi, UAE

About this Workshop

This workshop will initially provide a detailed outline of what the industry’s cementing challenges are and how the industry is currently addressing them. The workshop will then transition into a critical analysis of today’s solutions in terms of their technical and economic efficiency and how low-price solutions can substantially impact a well or project's environmental and economic performance.

The main topics will address various areas related to cementing operations, short-term and long-term zonal isolation, and the management of data, talent and innovation. Some examples of questions that will be tackled are: How can we improve the cement job design and execution? How can we cement under losses? How unconventional or extended reach wells impact the cementing process? How can we efficiently verify the sealing efficiency of cement barriers? Additionally, a break-out group discussion will be organised on a topic that will be decided by the attendees of the workshop.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so. 


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.



In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.