Workshop Brochure - Society of Petroleum Engineers

Workshop Brochure - Society of Petroleum Engineers

Early Bird Registration Deadline:

6 April 2011

Society of Petroleum Engineers

7–9 June 2011 | Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel | Istanbul, Turkey

SPE Applied Technology Workshop

Well Integrity Management:

From the First Click to the Last Drop

Who Should Attend

Petroleum Engineers

• Well Construction, Engineers, Integrity Management

• Surveillance, Operations, Services

• Well Intervention

• Well Completion Engineers

• Production Engineers

• Asset Management

• Drilling and Work-Over Engineers

• Operation and Safety Engineers

• Well Integrity Management

• Well Head Equipment Manufacturers

• Production Technology Engineers

• Drilling and Well Integrity Technology Providers

Committee Members


Ahmed Al-Jandal

Saudi Aramco


Ahmed Al-Neaimi


Dominique Guillot


Jamal Al-Ashhab


Jawad Al-Tammar

Saudi Aramco

Riyad Quttainah

Kuwait Oil Company

Rodger Lacy


Simon Glover

Workshop Abstract

Well integrity management is becoming the main mission of oil and gas operators, especially those with

maturing fields. It is an operator’s objective to safeguard lives, protect the environment and maintain

production rates throughout the entire life cycle of a well at a low cost. It starts with the proper well

design to fit its purpose throughout the entire life of a field, ensuring best practices while drilling,

completing and operating a well.

Well integrity problems have become more challenging; increased reservoir and well complexity, such

as HPHT, is contributing to this. Statistics have shown that well integrity challenges are increasing. In

2004, a study conducted by the minerals management service (MMS) in the Gulf of Mexico has shown

that 45% of all wells have sustained casing pressure; more recently a similar study in 2009 in the

North Sea showed comparable results. Designed surveillance and/or online monitoring, and accurate

diagnosis, are all essential for taking the proper action in time to resolve problems, and extend the life of

the well.

Workshop Objectives

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to know the importance of rigorously

managing well integrity throughout the development life cycle of a well from well design through

construction to production and maintenance phases. The workshop will focus also on latest well integrity

technology projects, case studies, challenges and solutions. Interactive discussion sessions among

delegates are planned to brain storm challenges and problems and to network with their peers, industry

experts, business partners, suppliers and customers.

Altus Well Experts, Incorporation

Steve Fenton

GE-Oil & Gas


Well Integrity Management: From the First Click to the Last Drop

Sponsorship Support

Sponsorship support helps offset the

cost of producing workshops and allows

SPE to keep the attendance price within

reach of operations-level individuals,

those who benefit most from these

technical workshops.

Sponsors benefit both directly and

indirectly by having their names

associated with a specific workshop.

While SPE prohibits any type of

commercialism within the conference

hall itself, the society recognises that

sponsoring companies offer valuable

information to attendees outside the

technical sessions.

Sponsorship Categories

Sponsorships are offered on a first come

basis. Please contact SPE to verify the

availability of a particular sponsorship.

Existing sponsors have the opportunity

to renew the same level of sponsorship

for annual workshops.

• Gold Sponsorship

• Silver Sponsorship

• Bronze Sponsorship

• Welcome Reception and Dinner

• Luncheons-Per Day

• Coffee Breaks-Per Day

• Audio-Visual Equipment

Sponsorship Benefits

In addition to on-site recognition; SPE

will recognise sponsors on the SPE

website and in all printed material for the

workshop. Based on the sponsorship

selected, sponsoring companies also

receive logo visibility on promotional

workshop items.

For More Information

For a detailed list of available

sponsorships, including benefits and

pricing, contact Mohammed Aamer, at




6 APRIL 2011


Tuesday, 7 June: New Well Construction and Delivery

0830–1015 hours Session 1: Design for Well Integrity

The management of well integrity over the life cycle of the well logically begins at the initial design stage.

Wells must be designed as a system with recognition by all stakeholders that the primary objective is to

economically deliver oil and/or gas, usually over a prolonged period of time. This is done in an environment

of uncertainty, not least being the need to consider what the economic life of the well may be. In addition to

ensuring the safe containment of hydrocarbons during construction and the design life, the designer should

keep in mind the maintainability of the well should economics dictate an extension of its life, or a change

in its function. Speakers will address the philosophy, process and technology that enable this vision to be


1045–1305 hours Session 2: Well Integrity During Construction

It is almost inevitable the well that is constructed will differ in some way from the well that was originally

designed, if only because, no matter how well we know our development, we’re dealing with a natural system

which will often surprise us. Depth, pressure, productivity, temperature will all vary within (and sometimes

outside) the range considered during the design. During construction, how do we ensure we maintain or

manage the integrity of the wellbore? How effectively do we consider the implications for future well integrity

of the pragmatic decisions we make during well construction, when under pressure to deliver the well to

schedule and budget? This session will consider these questions and offer solutions which industry experts

have found work for them.

1400–1545 hours Session 3: Delivery of Well Integrity

The final critical aspect of the overall well delivery process is the handover of a well from those engineers

responsible for its appropriate design and effective construction to those whose responsibility will be to

operate, control and maintain it throughout its economic life. This session will focus on the processes and

technologies that facilitate the effective management of the interfaces, both physical and organisational,

at this stage in the well’s life. Issues such as the effective communication of both the potential and the

limitations of the design and construction will be discussed.

Wednesday, 8 June: Well Operations, Production and Surveillance

0830–1015 hours Session 4: Life Cycle of the Well

Prolonging well life cycle requires ensuring strict well operating practices and adequate surveillance

program. Operation of producing/injection wells is dictated by well design, completion, industry standards

and company/country set regulations. However, any successful operation scheme must ensure protection

of both the primary and secondary well barriers during the well producing life and while conducting

wireline/coiled tubing well intervention activities.

1045–1230 hours Session 5: Surveillance Strategies

Well surveillance programmes can and do vary between operators but should not risk the well integrity

possibly leading to a catastrophic impact on property, people, health and the environment. Inherited

annuli communication issues due to poor cementing or completion operation difficulties impose burdens

on operators. Thorough diagnosis and remedial repair jobs must take place in a timely manner to avoid

further complications and unnecessary expenditures. What surveillance activities are needed and at what


1330–1620 hours Session 6: HPHT Wells (Onshore/Offshore)

Recent technological developments have allowed the completion of more hostile HPHT deep gas condensate

wells. These wells may require much stricter operating and surveillance guidelines. The level of well control

barriers may be a stage higher. What different wellhead equipment should be used in these wells? Also,

downhole corrosion and scaling tendencies pose operational difficulties that could risk losing the well

integrity. What mitigation options and technologies does the industry have?

Thursday, 9 June: New Advancements and Technologies Including Case


0830–0940 hours Session 7: New Technology Advancements

The recent Gulf of Mexico event is making the upstream oil and gas industry review its well integrity

technology, procedures and training over not only the well construction phase of a well but also during the

full life cycle including abandonment. Several operators and service companies are performing gap analyses

to identify existing technologies from other industries that could apply to ours as well as technologies

currently being developed or to be developed. This session will focus on typical examples of such

technologies and how they can be integrated in a holistic approach towards a more robust integrity of oil and

gas wells.

1010–1120 hours Session 8: Case Histories Regarding the New Advancements

The last session of the workshop will focus on industry best practices, regional and international case

studies and histories, new and advanced technologies that are out there and will soon be available in the

market. Health safety and the environment is becoming a hot topic in the industry and more focus is being

put towards operating with robust HSE measures, the session will mainly focus on technical, operational and

maintenance solutions to ensure elimination of HSE risks and safe guard our oilfield operation from related


1150–1250 hours Hot Topics Open Discussion/Breakout Session

1350–1420 hours Wrap-Up

Registration Deadline: 6 May 2011

General Information

Workshop Venue

Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel

Sahilyolu Cad. No:2 Yesilyurt, Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90.212.4141800, Fax: +90.212.4141970


Workshop Guidelines


Three (3) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange

of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics

attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the

presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank

discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.

Breakout Sessions

Attendees will be assigned to discussion groups on a random basis for the break-out sessions to maximise the opportunity to interact

with other participants.


• Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.

• Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.

• Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.

• Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Poster Session

The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project.

For further details kindly contact Mohammed Aamer, event specialist at Posters will be judged and the best poster

will be awarded by the workshop steering committee.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can

contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin,

companies and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

• The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.

• This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of

the report is with SPE.

• PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by

the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos

must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation at the workshop. This certificate will be provided in

exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.

Registration Information

This is a nonresidential workshop. The registration fees include all workshop sessions, materials, daily coffee breaks and luncheons,

certificate of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and welcome reception and dinner (if applicable). The registration fees are as follows:

Before 6 April 2011: USD 1,450 SPE Member USD 1,650 Nonmember

After 6 April 2011: USD 1,850 SPE Member USD 2,050 Nonmember

Cancellation and Refund Policy

• A processing fee of USD 100 will be charged for cancellations received before the registration deadline 6 May 2011.

• For cancellations received after the registration deadline, 6 May 2011, 25% refund will be made to the registrant.

• No refund on cancellations received within seven (7) days prior to the workshop date, i.e. on or after 30 May 2011.

• No refund will be issued if a registrant fails to attend the workshop.

Registration Policy

• Registration fee MUST be paid in advance for attending the Applied Technology Workshop.

• Full fixed fee is charged regardless of the length of time that the registrant attends the workshop.

• Fixed fee cannot be prorated or reduced for anyone (workshop chairpersons/co-chairpersons, committee members, speakers,

discussion leaders, students and registrants).

• Attendees are expected to attend all workshop sessions and are not permitted to attend on a partial basis.

• Delegates with no proof of advance payment are required to pay on-site by cash or cheque, present a copy of the wire transfer or

submit a letter from their company guaranteeing payment of the workshop fees.



Well Integrity Management: From the First Click to the Last Drop

7–9 June 2011, Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Important: Attendance is limited and is not guaranteed. Early registration is recommended. Please print or type in black ink.

Registration Fee MUST be paid in advance for attending the Applied Technology Workshop.

First Name/Forename_________________________________________________ Middle Name___________________________________________________

Last/Family Name_ _______________________________________________________________________________________ SPE Member? ❒ Yes ❒ No

Member No.__________________________________________ Job Title_____________________________________________________________________


Street or P.O. Box Number_____________________________________________________________________ City___________________________________

State/Province___________________________________ Zip/Postal Code___________________________ Country___________________________________

Telephone___________________________________________ Facsimile

Email (required)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Workshop Fee includes: Technical sessions, materials, daily coffee breaks and luncheons, certificate of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and

welcome reception and dinner (if applicable).

Workshop Fee: Before 6 April 2011 ❒ USD 1,450 for SPE Members ❒ USD 1,650 for Nonmembers

After 6 April 2011 ❒ USD 1,850 for SPE Members ❒ USD 2,050 for Nonmembers

Accommodation is NOT included in the workshop registration fee.

Do you wish to present a poster? (subject to selection) ❒ Yes ❒ No

Do you wish to be considered a Discussion Leader? (subject to selection) ❒ Yes ❒ No

If yes, please indicate which subject you would like to present on:

Credit Card (Check One): ❒ American Express ❒ MasterCard ❒ Visa

NO REFUNDS will be granted on cancellations on or after 30 May 2011.

Card Number (will be billed through Society of Petroleum Engineers) Expiration Date (mm/yy) Security Code

Name of Credit Card Holder (printed) _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature: (required)__________________________________________________________________________ Date_______________________________

Please inform us of mobility or special dietary needs_ ____________________________________________________________________________________

Payment by Bank Transfer: IMPORTANT - For reference: Please quote “11ASH2” and name of delegate

Make Payment to: HSBC Bank Middle East, Jebel Ali Branch, P.O. Box 66, Dubai, UAE

Account Name: SPE Middle East FZ-LLC Account Number: 035-129709-100 Swift Code: BBMEAEAD

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

• A processing fee of USD 100 will be charged for cancellations received before the registration deadline 6 May 2011.

• For cancellations received after the registration deadline, 6 May 2011, 25% refund will be made to the registrant.

• No refund on cancellations received within seven (7) days prior to the workshop date, i.e. on or after 30 May 2011.

• No refund will be issued if a registrant fails to attend the workshop.

Not an SPE Member?

Join SPE when you register and

save money by paying the lower

member registration fee.

A portion of your dues is

allocated to a JPT subscription

and is not deductible or refundable.


SPE Middle East, North Africa and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees.

Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate’s responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it

will be obtained.


For questions or additional information contact: Mohammed Aamer at

To submit your registration online, please visit the event’s website at:

Alternatively, you can email this form to:, or fax it to: +971.4.457.3164.

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