SPEI: Cement Evaluation and Remediation

Speaker James J. Smolen, William K. Ott
James J. Smolen, Ph.D., has over thirty-five years experience in cased hole well logging, applications, related research, and training. He began in the oil industry (1970) with Schlumberger and since 1980 has been an officer and director of Petroleum Computing, Inc., and an international consultant and trainer of caused hole ...




James J. Smolen, Ph.D., has over thirty-five years experience in cased hole well logging, applications, related research, and training. He began in the oil industry (1970) with Schlumberger and since 1980 has been an officer and director of Petroleum Computing, Inc., and an international consultant and trainer of caused hole logging. Dr Smolen has numerous publications to his credit, including the 1996 PennWell text, Cased Hole and Production Log Evaluation. He was a distinguished Lecturer for both SPE and SPELA during 1988. Dr. Smolen holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.



William K. "Bill" Ott, P.E., is an independent, international petroleum consultant based in both Houston and Singapore. An SPE Distinguished Lecturer 2007 – 08, he has conducted technical petroleum industry courses worldwide and written numerous technical papers relating to well completion and workover operations, including co-authoring the popular World Oil Modern Sandface Completion Practices Handbook and World Oil Downhole Remediation for Mature Oil & Gas Fields.




Full Description

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Description

Cement Evaluation and Repair is a two-day training program that will focus on detection of fluid channels, voids and leaks, and their effective repair. Poor cement coverage often leads to failure of hydraulic zonal isolation and production of undesired fluids, disposal issues, reservoir pressure decline, loss of hydrocarbon reserves and other problems.  As a wellbore ages, leakage paths in the containment may develop, allowing fluid to migrate from the high pressure downhole strata through the cement sheath resulting in sustained casing pressure (SCP) or microannulus leaks.

Outline

Numerous logging tools and technologies are reviewed to evaluate cement integrity prior to initial completion or anytime during the life of the well. Techniques that are available to repair the primary cement to the proper stage of hydraulic isolation or solve the SCP problem will also be discussed. The first day of the Training Course is dedicated to cement evaluation and the second day to cement repair.

Who Should Attend

  • Drilling and completion engineers
  • Field supervisors
  • Petroleum engineers and geologists
  • Company executives and officials
  • Independent producers
  • Field personnel with operating & service companies
  • Production managers and engineers

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units/8 hours) awarded for this 2-day course.

See registration page for information concerning late fees.
Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Wed, Nov. 16 - Thu, Nov. 17, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77042
US

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