- Cementing goals
- Understanding cementing design software
- Lab tests
- Cement lab tour and lab demonstrations
Basic cementing goals will be discussed. Cement chemistry and how it is measured will provide participants with a foundation for understanding many of the issues and challenges which must be addressed in cement design and implementation. A lab visit will give participants an understanding of how tests are performed and will show how these test results relate to cement slurry design.
Equipment and Job Execution
- Cementing equipment overview
- Gel strength and gas migration
- Cement placement calculations
On the second day, participants will learn about cementing equipment, job performance, and important cement properties related to gas migration. Practical sessions will be used to ensure cement job placement topics are well understood by the participants.
- Plug cementing
- Squeeze cementing theory
- Lost circulation
This day will focus on teaching participants about remedial cementing, the importance of effective cementing as it relates to long term well integrity, and reservoir protection. Squeeze cementing theory will be taught as a foundation for remedial cementing. Plug testing and squeeze cementing testing will also be an important topic covered on this day.
Cement Job Evaluation
- Cement bond logs
- Cement evaluation log interpretation
- Cement bond log workshop
Job evaluation will be the focus on this day. Theory of the tools used, how cement bonds, and the use of cement evaluation logs to evaluate cement placement will be covered. Participants will learn to understand the cement bond and cement evaluation log limitations and their uses. Working with several examples, participants will learn how to interpret different logs and make conclusions as to the effectiveness of a cement job.
Remedial Job Performance and Computer Applications
- Plug and squeeze cementing calculations
- New technologies in cementing (demonstrations)
- Cementing software
Applying the theories learned on the prior days participants will begin to gain confidence in calculating plug and squeeze cement jobs. Through demonstrations of new and special application technology cements participants will gain an understanding of their use. Cement design software will be demonstrated and used to illustrate key design objectives.
Drilling professionals with a basic understanding of the drilling process, as well as designer and operation personnel will all benefit from this course.
A basic knowledge of the oil and gas industry. Some understanding of well construction and cement use is strongly recommended. Participants also will need to provide a hand calculator and be prepared to perform exercises in class.