Estimates indicate that about 35% of global well inventory is suffering from integrity issues. One of the principal objectives of the industry is to increase hydrocarbon production and recovery from an existing asset with ageing facilities. This requires complete adherence to the industry regulations towards HSE and also an accurate predictive capability for the well life to mitigate any uncertainties that may lead to failure of well barriers. New and updated industry regulations are widening the scope of well integrity as a tool to achieve this objective. This has provided an industry wide shift towards more detailed monitoring and controlling of each individual aspect of the well life cycle for both onshore and offshore including deep water. Furthermore, high risk characteristics such as corrosion, scale, sour service fields are increasing the spotlight on well integrity.
The workshop will build on successes and opportunities for collaboration of oil and gas producers, service providers, and regulators with a clear roadmap to the future to improve overall well integrity management of wells. The event will concentrate on well integrity with a deeper review of design, diagnostics, repair, risk assessment and risk management, lessons learnt, and P&A. Each session will begin with selected presentations, followed by the opportunity for detailed discussions.
In order to efficiently manage the risks arising from integrity issues and thus safeguard their license to operate, oil and gas operators need to have a sound Well Integrity Management (WIM) system. It is essential to develop a well integrity management approach that delivers a longer well life cycle along with shorter payback periods, and provides business gains justifying investment.
This workshop will also focus on the automation of WIM activities by digitalisation and discuss the new technologies and processes available.