Well Integrity

WELINT-EN-P

Who should attend?

  • This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Well Integrity.
  • It covers the notions of well barrier envelopes and well barrier elements from design until abandonment of a well and their validation.
  • The course will describe how to pro-actively monitor and manage well integrity through dedicated tools, structures, organizations and techniques.
  • Reference industry standards as well as Plug and Abandonment principles are also presented.
  • Various real cases and calculations will be used to illustrate the concept and engineering aspect of well integrity.
Public :
  • Drilling, completion and production engineers and technicians.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • WELL INTEGRITY & WELL LIFE CYCLE

      • Course objective.
      • What is well integrity, why is it so important.
      • Well life cycle: from cradle to grave, build and safeguard.
      • Typical well architecture, well barrier, well barrier elements, safety critical elements.
  • WELL BARRIER, LEAKS, STANDARDS

      • Detailed review of WBE (subsurface, surface), selection and validation.
      • Cement evaluation (sonic and ultrasonic logs).
      • Leaks types and leak rates, calculations.
      • Corrosion, erosion and their effects, degradation.
  • OPERATIONAL PHASE & MONITORING

      • Introduction to International Standards.
      • Annulus monitoring and basis of calculations (MAASP, MAWOP, MINAP).
      • Trend analysis.
      • Case study - Exercises - Sustained casing pressure.
  • WELL INTEGRITY ORGANIZATION

      • Well failure model, mitigation plans, risk assessment, ALARP principles.
      • Well Integrity management system.
      • Hand overs and documentation.
  • P&A & DECOMMISSIONING

      • Temporary abandonment and permanent abandonment.
      • Fundamentals and techniques.
      • Real case study.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • recognize the importance and the concepts of well integrity,
  • understand the notion of well barriers and the importance of well monitoring,
  • identify critical elements,
  • explain typical failures and their mitigations,
  • understand the well integrity structure to ensure sound management of well integrity.

Ways & Means

  • Videos and animations showing how equipment work.
  • Practical exercises and knowledge assessment.
To French entities : IFP Training is QUALIOPI certified ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com.