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E-444 - Advanced Cementing Practices

5 days FLU/CIM2E
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Engineers, supervisors involved in cementing programs.
Purpose
  • This course aims a deepen the understanding and develop the skills needed to design efficiently a cementing program.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire a detailed knowledge of the different cementing techniques,
  • address special cases: liner, highly deviated wells, gas zones,
  • design a full cementing program for a real typical case,
  • assess the quality of a cementing job.
Prerequisite
  • Course E-443 “Cementing Practices”, or equivalent practical experience, is highly recommended.
Ways and means
  • Exercises.
  • Teamwork on a project.

TECHNIQUES & JOB PROCEDURES 1.5 days
  • Cementing program.
  • Job planning and preparation:
  • Casing running.
  • Selection of the fluids and flows.
  • Cementing calculations.
  • Primary, surface, multistage, liner cementing.
  • Cement plugs.
CEMENT & SLURRIES 1 day
  • Cement chemistry.
  • Special slurries and additives.
  • Formulation and laboratory tests.
  • Rheology.
  • Displacement in eccentered annulus.
  • Salt zone and temperature problems.
SPECIAL CASES 0.5 day
  • Gas zone cementing.
  • Deviated and horizontal wells cementing.
  • Remedial techniques.
CEMENTING PROJECT 1 day
  • Design of a whole well cementing job.
EVALUATION OF THE CEMENTING JOB 1 day
  • Principles and interpretation of the cement logs:
  • Thermometry.
  • Sonic (CBL - VDL).
  • Ultrasonic (USIT).
  • Logs analysis on a real case.