Having a well integrity problem is not a sin, but doing nothing about it is!
Globally, there are over two millions wells, and it is well documented that at least 40% have mechanical problems that require risk assessment and mitigation. Many of these wells are old and close to de-commissioning but day to day management remains a key issue.
This dynamic presentation shows and documents how over time, key industry events have impacted the well construction and management process of our well stock. Changes are partly driven by regulations in one part of the world and utilized by other regions as best practices. Technical advances in engineering and sciences also create change by providing greater access to well data and well operational status. Finally, software such as Well Integrity Management Systems (WIMS) has brought about an awareness of the wells status and how it can be better managed particularly as part of the ageing process.
Well integrity is an exciting discipline that embraces a wide range of subjects and skills. Like crime scene investigation, the evidence is provided - it’s a case of reviewing and understanding the data, that ultimately leads you and the team to making a decision on the best way to manage your well(s).
Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2023-24 Lecture Season