SPE Workshop: Asia Pacific Wells Week: Enhancing Value through Best Practices and Technologies 23 - 24 Sep 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Monday, September 23

08:30 - 09:30
Opening Session
Moderator(s) Mohd Zulkifli Zakaria, PETRONAS; Sunchai Pongorapin, PTTEP; Salim Taoutaou, Schlumberger
  • Welcome Remarks: Malik Faisal Abdullah, Workshop Programme Advisor, Head Wells Engineering, Wells Department, Centre of  Excellence, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
  • Keynote Speaker: Bacho Pilong, Vice President - Malaysia Assets, Malaysia Petroleum Management, PETRONAS
  • Industry Speaker: Adrin Shafil Ahmad Nasir, Chief Operating Officer, Velesto Energy Berhad
09:30 - 10:15
Group Photo / Coffee Break / Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 1
  • Station 1 - Integrated Managed Pressure Drilling Planning and Deployment For Deepwater Drilling In Offshore Bali - Indonesia Fikri Irawan, Weatherford

  • Station 2 - The Use of Reverse Tractoring and Logging while Tractoring in Wireline Tractor Operations Mohd Shafie Jumaat, Schlumberger

  • Station 3 - Coiled Tubing Cement Packer Choo Der Jiun, Setegap Ventures Petroleum

10:15 - 12:15
Executive Panel Session: Enhancing Value through Best Practices and Technologies
Moderator(s) Tim Robert Morton, Maersk Training
Speaker(s) Mohd Zulkifli Zakaria, PETRONAS; Sunchai Pongorapin, PTTEP, Salim Taoutaou, Schlumberger
12:15 - 13:15
Networking Luncheon / Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 2
  • Station 1 - Manipulation of Bottom Hole Pressure to Facilitate Stresscage Mud Utilisation in Depleted Narrow Drilling Windows Mohammad Syafiq Mat Rodzi, Halliburton

  • Station 2 - E6 – The Journey to Successful Delivery of Longest Malaysia Marginal/Carbonate Reservoir Well San Boon Eng, Shell

  • Station 3 - Successful Application of Cyclonic Desander Tripled Production Ahmad Farhan Iberahim, Setegap Ventures Petroleum

13:15 - 15:15
Stream 1: Drilling and Completions - Session 1: Drilling (Exploration and Development)
Session Chairpersons Mohd Nasir Mohd Yunus, PETRONAS; Roberto Horacio Tello, Repsol

This session focuses on the latest developments in drilling applications used during exploration and development of wells.  These applications are design specifically to improve well costs and schedules. The overall spectrum of well planning, engineering and design, execution will be covered; along with highlights on technical solutions of key challenges in our current drilling environment. The industry, utilises tool and equipment inspection (QA & QC) as an approach to achieve drilling assurance and reliability.

In addition, this session will also showcase the replication of technology including:

  • Casing While Drilling (CWD)
  • Customised Drilling Fluid for low pressure environment
  • Manage Pressure Drilling (MPD) to solve challenges and optimising the drilling process in narrow pressure conditions
  • Latest LWD equipment for sampling of fluids and pressure measurement and its reliability improvements
  • Optimising “off-line activities”, batch drilling and simultaneous operation practices, etc.

Several examples of initiatives to reduce Non-Productive Time (NPT) through the application of geomechanical studies and the improvement of drilling practices to minimise operational problems related to well bore stability will be covered. Also included are the efforts to improve drilling rig downtime; for example, collaboration and sharing of critical spares amongst rig contractors.

  • New Advances in Wellbore Strengthening Strategy to Drill Depleted Sections: Controlling Particle Size Distribution while Drilling, Marco Rincon, Halliburton

  • Detailed Planning and Simulation of ERD Well With 3D Profile in Infill Campaign Patrick Wong, Schlumberger

  • Tailored Composite LCM combats Lost Circulation while Cementing in Offshore HPHT wells in Malaysia Brendon Tan, Halliburton

  • MonoCasing Well Design – Vestigo’s Approach to Quick Look Appraisal Drilling Shuhami Saidin, Vestigo Petroleum

13:15 - 15:15
Stream 2: Well Intervention and Integrity - Session 2: Technologies and Techniques for Increasing the Envelope of E-Line and Slickline Operations
Session Chairpersons Rosano Sosrohadisewoyo, Altus Intervention; David Richard Turner, Impact Selector

E-Line and slickline interventions are often the lowest cost means of accessing wells for many tasks, and by extending the range and capabilities of these services, they then become efficient ways to reduce cost. Technical innovations are allowing cost-effective substitutions; E-Line powered mechanical tools for coiled tubing, memory tools & digital slickline for E-Line, and even conveyance-less data acquisition technologies replacing both E-line and slickline. This session considers the application of technologies and techniques to achieve well intervention objectives with efficiency and certainty.

Areas for consideration may include:

  • Conveyance techniques
  • Modelling and risk reduction approaches
  • Alternative data acquisition and communication methods
  • Improved downhole mechanical capabilities
  • Lower cost technologies and techniques enabling well interventions at marginal fields   
  • Wireline Data Acquisition Under MPD/PMCD Condition – Pushing the Boundaries of Formation Evaluation Saikat Das, Baker Hughes, a GE company

  • Improving Wireline Comparison Modelling Fraser Hamilton, Impact Selector 

  • Eline Tractor Perforation - Pushing the Technical Limit in the Deepest PMA Well M Shamsuri Mahussin, PETRONAS 

  • Improved Capabilities of E-line Deployed Barrier, V0 Qualified, Multiple Set Retrievable Bridge Plug, Enables Improved Operational Efficiencies By Reducing Time and Risks Hein Andre, E Plug AS 

  • Eline Deployed Mechanical Well Intervention Chloe Bong Yen Yen, Altus Intervention 

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee Break / Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 3
  • Station 1 - Liquid Bead System for Lightweight Cementing Brendon Tan, Halliburton

  • Station 2 - Electro-Mechanical Valves Save 88 Hours of Rig Time for Upper Completion Project Zulkiflee Hamzah, Halliburton

  • Station 3 - Barium Sulfate Scale Removal via Combination of Chemical & Mechanical Treatment Nik Mohd Qusyairi Bin Mohd Zulkifli, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

15:45 - 17:45
Stream 1 - Session 3: Completions
Session Chairpersons Shahril Ridzauddin Mohd Mokhtar, PETRONAS; Nicholas Moses, Schlumberger

In today’s environment, it is a growing challenge to achieve the right balance between cost effective practices and optimum technology application in completing a well. There is a need to widen the approach and to look further into the life of the well to optimise the completion design and to realise the full potential of the well. This could mean simplifying the completion design to get the most out of the reservoir in the short term or implementing technologies that would prolong the production life of the well. The later would increase the recovery factor of the reservoir. The objectives set during the design phase should be developed for the full life of the reservoir and not be constrained to the short term CAPEX and OPEX objectives. This session aims to discuss creative technology application, out of the box ideas and new technology breakthrough that either improves operational efficiency, increases hydrocarbon recovery or reduces the completion cost of the well while still maintaining asset integrity throughout the lifecycle.

  • Replacing a Gravel Pack Completion Using Hydraulic Screen Technology to Remove the Annular Gap Keith Oddie, Halliburton

  • Single Trip Multizone Perforation and Gravel Pack (STPP): Success Story and Lessons Learned in Malaysian Application Muhammad Rizwan Rozlan, PETRONAS

  • Gumusut-Kakap Phase 2 - Delivering The Most Competitive Subsea Deepwater Completions Badrul A Abu Bakar, Shell

  • Evolution of Alternate Path gravel packing technologies that improve zonal isolation, water control, packing length, and inclusion of sand face sensors with downhole electric coupling: case studies of recent installations Jennie Chin Pui Ling, Schlumberger

  • AICD Application Unlocking Thin Oil Rim Development - MPM Perspective Ryan Guillory, PETRONAS

15:45 - 17:45
Stream 2 - Session 4: Coiled Tubing
Session Chairpersons Mohd Alham Mohd Johan, EnQuest Petroleum Malaysia; Nik Mohd Mokhzani Mohd Zainudin, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc.; Rohaizat Ghazali, PETRONAS

Coiled tubing is chosen over conventional straight pipe/tubing with connection because conventional tubing has to be threaded together. Additionally, coiled tubing does not require a workover rig; coiled tubing can be inserted into the well while it is live. It is also a cost-effective choice and can be used on high-pressure wells. There are a number of well intervention applications that can be achieved. These include solids cleanout and perforating the wellbore, as well as retrieving and replacing damaged equipment. Additionally, coil tubing drilling is now implemented in niche-areas and in particular in association with underbalanced drilling. Advances allow for real-time downhole measurements that can be used in logging operations and wellbore treatments. Hydraulic and acid fracturing, can also be performed using coiled tubing for a better placement method. Furthermore, sand control and cementing operations can also be performed via this technique. This session will encompass case studies and technology applications using coiled tubing intervention. Apart from the success, failures of these operations are also fairly important to be shared among the fraternity for future lessons and improvements.

  • Gas Shut Off on a Fish-Hook Oil Producer Well with The Use of Conformance Chemical Tiong Yuang Yong, Kelvin Thian, Halliburton

  • An Integrated Solution To Repair Multiple Shallow Leaks In Production Tubing – A Unique Single Trip Well Intervention Technique Siraj Al Zayani, Dayang Nuriza Zaila, EnQuest Petroleum Malaysia

  • Rigless CT Sand Clean Out & Add Perforation below EOT via Short String Arsyamimi Mohamed, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd 

  • Coiled Tubing Re-Completion, Herman Azhar, Schlumberger

17:45 - 21:00

Tuesday, September 24

08:30 - 10:30
Stream 1 - Session 5: Deepwater Exploration and Development
Session Chairpersons Adrian Young, PTTEP Malaysia; Klaas van der Plas, Sarawak Shell Berhad

Deepwater exploration and development is not only environmentally challenging but also from an investment point of view. Exploration in Deepwater frontier areas is expensive, and success often depends on the quality of subsurface and geohazards input where offset data is often lacking. Comprehending and reducing risks plus managing costs, are the key components to the success of Deepwater projects. The challenges for a subsea development are not only limited to the cost of drilling and the complexity of subsea infrastructure but also the technology of assessing and producing subsea volumes poses a great challenge. Taking the full life cycle into consideration, well interventions, access to existing subsea wells are often difficult and costly. Solutions such as ROV friendly interventions, new concepts for equipment maintainability will be required to reduce cost and improve reliability. Undoubtedly the industry is excited about new Deepwater opportunities, but at the same time the industry needs to be constantly on the lookout for safer, better, cheaper, and faster methods by continuously pushing the technical boundaries. It is clear that Deepwater exploration and development require to be cost effective hence competitive, as the Unit Development Cost of a barrel of Deepwater oil compete directly with a barrel of onshore oil.

  • Deepwater Depleted Drilling Challenges and Successful Application of Borehole Strengthening on GK Phase 2 Gerard O’Reilly, Sabah Shell Petroleum Company

  • Zonal Isolation in Open Hole Gravel Packing for Enhance Oil Recovery Samuel Elvy, PTTEP Sabah Oil Limited

  • Interventionless Use of Downhole Barrier Valves to Eliminate The Requirement for Subsea Well Entry to Remove Completion Barriers, Nigel Ruescher, Baker Hughes, a GE company 

  • Oceaneering Recent Wireline Interventions and the Push to Expand Riserless P&A Capabilities Michael Cunningham, Oceaneering 

  • MPD/PMCD Lessons Learned MÆRSK DELIVERER” for E&P Operator in Malaysia Tim Robert Morton, Maersk Drilling A/S 

08:30 - 10:30
Stream 2 - Session 6: Well Integrity
Session Chairpersons Arthur Sam Choon Yau, Daya Maxflo Sdn Bhd; Lee Chih Chiang, Petrofac (Malaysia PM304) Limited; Sathish Kumar Batumelai, Archer Well Company (M) Sdn Bhd

Effective well integrity management (WIM), when properly implemented, achieves much more than its core aim of "reducing the risk of uncontrolled release of well fluids to the environment". Wells with ineffectively managed integrity issues result in significant and avoidable levels of well shut-ins, costly remedial and even expensive workovers.  Most WIM manages the “after-effect” situation i.e. when breach in barrier happens, the severity of the situation is classified. Then risk is assessed; to determine the need to manage the situation or put remedial works into action.  A more pro-active view is needed in handling well integrity and; as the preventive maintenance method, critical device testing (CDFT), is the only practice that is common across operators.

Well integrity is a lifecycle management. It is a multi-disciplinary effort that has several stakeholders, phases of application and is an endeavour that requires diligent planning throughout the phases of field development.  Maintaining well integrity during the well operational phase is a norm which requires the practice of proactive pressure monitoring programmes, barrier verification, and maintenance programmes.

We have to change our view that well integrity starts with the very design of the well until plugged and abandoned.  At every facet of the well life, how can we instil cost effective practices that can enhance the value of the well.

This session the topics should address:

  • Well integrity during well construction (technologies related to integrity improvement)
  • Integrity in regulatory environment
  • Well barriers elements and reliability
  • Integrity during intervention
  • Strategies for cost effective, reliable long-term abandonment barriers
  • Well Integrity Assurance and Surveillance in Regulatory Environment Muhamad Zaki Amir Hussein, PETRONAS

  • ERS sealant Cures The Smallest Fiber Tube Leak In High Production Gas Well Youngbin Shan, Evergreen Energy Services LLC

  • Arising H2S and CO2 Gas in Brown Field and Outdated Well Completion Design Creating Multiple Corrosion Issues, Nur Emmi Anieshya, Ariff Shazwan B M Nazri, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

  • Acoustics based logging technology for determination of complex undesired and unplanned fluid movement downhole, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

  • Combined optical and ultrasound 3D imaging delivers accurate diagnosis enabling rapid remediation of sub-surface safety valve Ahmad Fitri bin Mahmud, Archer Well

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break / Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 4
  • Station 1 - Cost Optimisation at Design Stage by Implementing Barefoot Completion in Carbonate Reservoir Hasyimah Ghazali, PETRONAS
  • Station 2 - Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve Challenges and Solutions In Deep Well Environments Nigel Ruescher, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Station 3 - High B Annulus Rectification Using Epoxy Resin Hanif Haslan, PETRONAS
11:00 - 13:00
Stream 1 - Session 7: HPHT and Carbonate
Session Chairpersons Noor Azree Nordin, Sarawak Shell Bhd; Addy Yusop, TechnipFMC

HPHT brings different dimension and challenges to overall Well Delivery Process. Similarly, carbonate wells also face few unique challenges which carry complexities and difficulties especially during the execution phase for both drilling and completion.  These 2 type of drilling environments often results in incremental cost (cost overrun) and delay in project delivery if overall well engineering planning and operations have not been properly managed and executed.

This session will focus on subjects related to well design techniques from comprehending uncertainties and design limit, selection of equipment and materials and new proven technologies; with focuses mainly on cost effective solutions to improve personal and process safety. Also as important, the competitive scoping and efficient execution in HPHT and carbonate environments. Recent actual case studies / completed well operations will be shared during this session to discuss about the lessons learnt, best practices and success stories.

  • Rapong: Managing challenges in an uncertain environment Mohammad Faizal Mahmud, Brunei Shell Petroleum

  • Drilling Thin Oil Rim Carbonate Reservoir Joven Jun Sern Kok, Sarawak Shell Berhad 

  • Heavy Flexible Cement Implementation in 15 KPSI HPHT Wells Salim Taoutaou, Schlumberger

  • Minimum Rig Specification Arthur Fernandes, Velesto Energy Berhad 

11:00 - 13:00
Stream 2 - Session 8: Well Workover
Session Chairpersons Adrin Shafil Ahmad Nasir, Petrofac; Muhammad Idham Khalid, PETRONAS; Seyri Anuwa Jahari, Vantage Oilfield Solutions Sdn Bhd

This session will refresh the operator and contractor view on well workover. This new approach will take a deeper dive into technology/equipment and setup, cost vs. risk/result and liability vs. performance. Most of the workover work is done due to mechanical downhole issues, making it unfixable with a standard or lighter intervention package. The scope involved include well rejuvenation for stranded reserve, late life field management in anticipation for decommissioning, or extending well life. The workover scope must consider the way to overcome the complex downhole well issues. The ongoing quest to uncover a fit for purpose and sustainable strategy which will benefit both operator and contractor in this challenging environment.

  • Overcoming Well Workover Challenges with a Hybrid System Tan Choong Seong, Vantage

  • Application of Downhole Jacking for Rigless Casing and Packer Recovery Nadzim Al-Rash Putit, Ardyne Technologies Ltd.

  • Utilizing Hydraulic Workover in delivering Integrated P&A in Pulai-A, PM-9 Peninsular Malaysia Mohammad Aiman Mohammad Ali, Uzma Engineering

  • Malaysia Previous SWU Experience Adrin Shafil Ahmad Nasir, Velesto Energy

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon / Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 5
  • Station 1 - Interventionless Barrier Valves Syaza Shaharuddi, PetroGroup

  • Station 2 - AICD Installation and Best Practices for Running OHSAS in Long Open Hole Horizontal Well Offshore Malaysia Asba Madzidah, PETRONAS

  • Station 3 - Application of CMR and Image Logs for PSD Distribution Predictions Syaiful Mustapa, Schlumberger

14:00 - 16:00
Stream 1 - Session 9: Slim Hole Drilling
Session Chairpersons Alan Carnegie, Cabot Specialty Fluids; Mohd Nizam Ramli, PETRONAS; Azrynizam Mohamad Nor, Vestigo Petroleum

Slim-hole drilling technology can significantly reduce well cost in oil and gas industries. If it could be applied to more projects, cost savings are likely to be huge for the operators. The technology as of today, has been proven to reduce the well cost; however, in reality, slim hole technology is not a standard practice and sometimes not an option by the majority of the operators in Malaysia.

To ensure the growth of slim hole drilling implementation in Malaysia, regulator, operators and drilling contractors have to work closely in promoting the technology. Regulator’s role is to promote and provide support to operators in bringing and implementing the technology into the country. Operators need to consider slim hole drilling as their standard practice and drilling contractors can provide and promote their slim hole technology which have been implemented successfully elsewhere into Malaysia.

To gain maximum benefit from slim hole drilling, the technology need to be coupled up with other activities such as batch drilling and offline activities. This can be achieved by streamlining the well design philosophy among subsurface, facilities, wells and production department.This session will cover case histories of slim-hole drilling and what needs to be done by the regulator, operators, project teams and drilling contractors to support and sustain the implementation of slim hole drilling, where it can add value.

  • Slim Hole Rig Efficiency And Offline Activities Sean Johnston, Borr Drilling 

  • High Level Introduction of the Slim Conductor Design (Case Study) Pak Choon Choong, 2hoffshore 

  • Cemented Monobore Best Practises Avinash Kishore Kumar, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd 

  • Introduction to Slim Hole Monobore Cemented Completion - a low cost well design for a sustainable future of Oil and Gas Manoj Meghnani, Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Company Sdn Bhd

  • Cementing for Slim Hole Well Hamdan Hayi-etae, Halliburton

14:00 - 16:00
Stream 2 - Session 10: Well Plugging & Abandonment
Session Chairpersons Nurul Ezalina Hamzah, PETRONAS; Lau Chee Hen, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

Oil and gas operators consider Well Plug and Abandonment (P&A) work as a liability and tend to respond with a lot of pushback towards P&A execution. Of late, operators in the Asia Pacific region have started reviewing their assets and have come to realisation that many of the wells and fields are no longer economically viable. Coupled with increasing push by government regulators, more operators are exploring ways to P&A their wells in the near future by employing the most cost efficient solution and reducing the risk of leaving a big dent on their balance sheets. The main challenge that P&A work presents is the high execution cost due to the age and state of deterioration of the assets. With increasing drilling and production activities, the market is in short supply of competent, reliable and experienced service providers to accommodate the equally increasingly busy well P&A activities. Limited availability of technology to perform remedial well integrity work prior to the restoration of barriers, whose main objectives is to prevent migration of hydrocarbon liquids to the surface over time, is another challenge that is faced by operators. This session aims to offer an overview and present best practices, lessons learned, new methodologies, materials and techniques to achieve the most efficient and economical solutions for a safer, smarter and cost effective well P&A.

  • P&A Best Practices Geoffrey Loh, Schlumberger

  • Rigless Well P&A and Conductor Removal for Decommissioning Cost Efficiency, Ihsan Mohd Zain, Mohd Bakri Yusof, Fauzi Abbas, Vestigo Petroleum

  • Application of advanced well entry simulation to improve the efficiency of abandonments Tobben Tymons, EV 
  • PCSB P&A Campaigns: Lesson Learnt & Best Practices M Hatta Yusof, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd. 
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break / Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session 6
  • Station 1 - Successful AICD Installations for OHSAS Wells To Minimize Early Water Or Gas Breakthrough Risk Noor Hidayah Abdul Rashid, PETRONAS
  • Station 2 - Developing a Well Abandonment Isolation Strategy Chong Yun Jia, Marie Toyat, Shell
  • Station 3 - Expanding the Boundaries of a Rigless Method into Partial P&A Operation Khairina Khairul Anuar, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
16:30 - 18:30
Stream 1 - Session 11: Effective Well Management with Digital
Session Chairpersons Jason Kok, AppSmiths® Technology; Dato’ Wan Hassan Mohd Jamil, Reservoir Link Sdn Bhd

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, real time operations, and digitalisation Initiatives are rapidly transforming the way we work. Advancements in computing power and the increasing demands of production complexity have led to development of innovative ideas and technologies which challenge the traditional approach and improved ways of performing task and making decisions; faster, more accurate, and facts driven.

Oil and gas companies have started to adopt real time operations and collecting large amount of data in their upstream and midstream businesses; thus benefiting from advancement in sensors, measurements, telecommunications, data analytics algorithm/languages, diagnosis, analysis and optimisation, as well as artificial intelligence, automation, integration and business intelligence.

Collecting data is one part of the process, however the big question we all face is how the industry can utilise the large amount of data collected to help us to manage well intervention activities and predict well integrity issues. For example, predicting when there might be a barrier failure before it actually happens or using big data to optimise integrated intervention activities to minimise the time spent on a job or wellsite activity.

There is also an under-utilization of well-site data to improve the process safety of the well intervention process. In instances where the well-site real time data is being utilized currently in the industry, it is mostly used for documenting events and reactive decision making instead of proactive identification of hazard predictors. The benefit of predictive decision making had not been realised its full benefit to the industry. Further to, the application prescriptive model can be ideal world enable by AI capability to seamlessly give various options at any point in time at ever-changing sub-surface environment that affect the performance of the wells and its integrity.

The over reliance on the notion that wellsite personnel always know best and the absence of a more collaborative process with comprehensive real time inputs, compromises the process integrity and leave a vacuum for continuous improvement in well management cost.

This session aims to discuss and share ideas across the industry on its digitalisation initiatives and technologies enabled by data analytics, cloud computing and AI, which can be applied to enhance the value created in well construction, well intervention, and well integrity activities.  

  • Applications of Machine Learning and Data Mining for Unstructured Data Processing in Well Drilling and Completion Operations Dr. Sander Suicmez, QRI 

  • Online Drilling Benchmarking System (ODBS) M Nasir M Yunus, PETRONAS, Farid Tarmizi, EFTECH Drilling Solutions

  • Integrated Real-Time Center Implementation in PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd M Nasir M Yunus, PETRONAS, Farid Tarmizi, EFTECH Drilling Solutions 

  • From Qualitative to Quantitative, How Visual Data Analytics has Transformed Downhole Video Tobben Tymons, EV
  • Cloud Based Solution for End to End Gas Lift Valves Management Ong Yu Han and Syahirah Heshamudin, AppSmiths® Technology; Delwistiel Jamel and Chua Hing Leong, PETRONAS 

Wednesday, September 25

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: A Proactive Approach to ensure Well Integrity during the Construction and Operation of Wells
Ticketed Event 2-day Session
Instructor(s) Salim Taoutaou

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.)

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  • Standard (after 23 Aug 2019) – USD 1500