Well Integrity Engineering Certification


Who should attend?

  • This course provides in-depth technical knowledge of well integrity design, management and maintenance in order to hold rapidly and very effectively, the position of field engineer, design engineer or project engineer.
Public :
  • Engineers (particularly recently graduated engineers or engineers in conversion) looking to acquire in-depth knowledge and best practices of Oil & Gas production.

Level : Foundation

Course Content


      • Drilling and casing program, wellhead, characteristics of casing.
      • Shoe positioning: hypotheses to be considered, casing point. Kick tolerance, casing point. Kick tolerance & well integrity.
      • Casing String Calculation: principles and assumptions, stress cases study (collapse, burst, tension, triaxial study, safety factors).
      • Casing selection.

      • Techniques and job procedures: primary cementing, cement job design, job planning and preparation, casing running, cementing job, cementing calculations.
      • Cement and slurries: cement, special slurries and additives, formulation and laboratory tests, rheology of mud and slurries.
      • Cement equipment: pumps, mixers, cementing head, cement plugs.
      • Cement job evaluation: principles and interpretation of the cement logs, thermometry, Sonic (CBL - VDL), Ultrasonic (USIT), log analysis on a real case.

      • Well completion equipment: functions to be carried out and corresponding equipment.
      • Production string(s) configurations (conventional or tubing less, single or multi-zones).
      • Production wellhead, tubing & connections, packers and accessories, bottom hole devices and relevant wireline equipment.
      • Subsurface safety valve (subsurface controlled, surface controlled).
      • Calculation of tubing movement and forces.
      • Well completion preparation and Implementation.

      • Well integrity management system: introduction, assets, organization and people, WI Direction.
      • Well integrity design and standards; well construction/completion: casing, tubing, cement, produced fluids.
      • Well barriers: definition, requirement & design. Wellhead and tree equipment: valves, seals, accessories, Safety valves: downhole, surface.
      • Minimum integrity requirements vs. well life cycle/phases, annulus pressure management, well integrity review.

      • X-mas tree specifications: X-mas tree (natural flowing wells), gas well X-mas tree, requirement for materials, X-mas tree equipment and selection (MV, SSV, SV, WV, choke).
      • Wellhead monitoring and maintenance: Wellhead installation procedures, Wellhead protection during well intervention (pre-job and post job), Surface equipment monitoring maintenance, function tests, pressure test, plan & execute maintenance. Well reinstatement.
      • Role and responsibilities over the various operational life of the well.

      • Flow patterns, main considerations.
      • Simulation using PipeSim™: naturally flowing wells, artificial lift, skin effect.
      • Deposits and sand production monitoring and maintenance.
      • Corrosion monitoring and maintenance.

      • Production reporting, production allocation and well performance monitoring.
      • Decline curve analysis, water and GOR control diagnostics…
      • Identification of a low well productivity, diagnostic, solutions implementation at the field level.
      • Field surveillance: field production monitoring, reserves tracking, field performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
  • calculate different casing strings applying well integrity roles,
  • select the right position of casing shoes to safely drill the well,
  • select the casings as per the constraints encountered while drilling in order to maintain the well integrity,
  • design primary cementing techniques and procedures and select cement and necessary additives,
  • assess the quality of a cementing job and which equipment is required in a conventional case,
  • design the corresponding completion safe procedures calculate tubing movement and forces,
  • work on complex completion issues with specialists and select the wellhead according to operational conditions,
  • write and supervise maintenance and testing procedures on wellhead,
  • recognize the technical, operational and organizational solutions applied to well integrity management,
  • design the process of well integrity management and review well integrity within the framework of all strategic operations.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training with industry specialist lecturers.
  • Multiple teamwork sessions and industrial case studies.
  • Numerous simulation exercises using corresponding software PipeSim™.
  • Knowledge assessment on a weekly basis.


  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Graduate Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Well Integrity Engineering .
  • Ready-to-use skills.
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