Advanced Well Integrity Management

About This Course

It has been estimated that poor well integrity has cost operators around the world over US$75 billion since 2009. As oil prices continue to plummet and margins remain low, operators are becoming increasingly sensitive to such risks.

This intensive five-day course is designed to deepen your knowledge of well integrity management, and skills for designing, operating, and maintaining well equipment. The ultimate goal is to optimize productivity at the lowest Unit Operating Cost (UOC) and to maintain mechanical integrity throughout well life cycle.

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 specialized products, services and techniques.

Why You Should Attend

This course will enable you 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.

Who Should Attend

Personnel directly responsible and or involved in Well Integrity, its design, verification and intervention should attend. Examples of who may be required to have this training are as follows: Completion Engineers, Well Services Engineers, Well Integrity Management Engineers, Drilling/completion/intervention engineers (including drilling supervisor and drilling superintendent), Production Technologists and Production Operation personnel (including OIM, Area Production supervisors), HSE personnel.

What You Will Learn

You will learn how to manage a well within its operating envelope which has lost its integrity.

  • Understand the Well Integrity ISO Standard
  • Well barriers and their verification
  • Define the building blocks of a successful well integrity management programme
  • Define well integrity well categorization based on compliance to the barrier policy outlined in the regulations and develop an approach to risk management
  • Discuss well-completion design and construction to create a “integer” well with lowest life cycle maintenance cost from a WIM prospective
  • Monitoring and surveillance of well integrity (focus on cementing)
  • Monitoring and surveillance of well integrity (focus on corrosion)
  • Investigate and manage well integrity issues, causes & potential solutions
  • Understand repairs to address “Loss of Well Operating Envelope
  • Understand Well Suspension & Well Abandonment

About the Trainer

Gordon Duncan
Gordon has over 37 years of oilfield experience specializing in Technical and Commercial Operations in Drilling, Completions & Well Services professional with both IOC’s & various service companies, just to name a few, include Shell EP International, Santos, Petro-Canada, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and BP. He is currently the Technical Director for PetroEdge. To date, he has taken on several training instructor assignments around the world including Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, Brazil, the UAE, Iraq, Iran & Indonesia as well as Australia. He currently delivers training on Completions Fundamentals for BP Well Site Leaders of the Future and the Chevron “Horizon Programme to Trainee Drill Site Managers”. This programme has spanned over 18 courses delivered in Houston, Baku, Duri, Bangkok, Aberdeen & Perth. Selection of training courses directly involved are: – Completion: Equipment, Applications, Types and Applications ; Rigless Interventions, Slickline, Wireline, Hydraulic Workovers and Associated New Technologies; Well Integrity Management which is Accredited by IADC; Advanced Well Integrity Management; Deepwater Completions; Completions and Well Interventions related to Drilling, Completions and Workover Operations; Introduction to Exploration & Production, Wellsite Leadership; Well Interventions; Well Completions Design; Petroleum Engineer for Non Petroleum Engineer and Advance Intergrated Production System. During his career, he has also been actively involved in the preparation of Management Systems, Operating Procedures, Operations Manuals, peer reviews of legislation for ISO & BSEE. All of these documents require both a technical knowledge and the ability to transfer this knowledge into the written word.

Course fee:      Early bird : USD 4,699.00  FEE: USD 4,999.00

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