SPE Workshop: Sustainability Through Smarter Well Integrity


Well integrity is characterised by any operating well that has two qualified well barriers. Lack of attention to well integrity management might cause a production, reputational, financial loss, damage to humans or the environment.

It is essential to develop and certify a well integrity management approach that delivers a distinct methodology including operating standards, guidelines and procedures, guaranteeing a non-interruptive well operation under the highest safety applications, attaining a longer well life cycle along with a quicker payback period, and a greater return on investment.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Well life cycle assurance in downturn times
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Constant monitoring and evaluation (well examination)
  • Enhancing competency
  • Control/remedy and audit/verification

Who should attend:

  • ​​Drilling and Completion Engineers
  • Well Integrity Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • ​​Petroleum Engineers
  • Data Analytics Specialists
  • Compliance Engineers


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.

Workshop Registration Fees

SPE Member  – Before – 23 March 2018 – USD 1050

After – 23 March 2018 – USD 1260

Non-Member – Before – 23 March 2018 – USD 1260

After – 23 March 2018 – USD 1470

For further details about this workshop please visit:

You can also register online at : http://www.spe.org/events/en/2018/workshop/18aa10/registration.html


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose more than 158,000 members in 143 countries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge providing publications, events, training courses, and online resources.

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