Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Start23 Nov 2020
End27 Nov 2020
Discipline Drilling Engineering
LevelSkill
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,800.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Well Integrity - Life of a Well

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Participants in this course will learn how to manage well design, construction, surveillance, and the documentation of well integrity for a “life-of-well” philosophy.  An emphasis will be placed on how industry standards and guidelines relate to barrier construction, monitoring, and management.  The proper understanding of these concepts will equip each participant with the tools to safely and reliably construct and verify the integrity of a well. 

Specific concepts that will be covered during this course will include barrier concepts such as geology, casing, cementing, and various equipment used in completion.  Well integrity standards for ISO, Norsok, API, UK, Canada, USA, and Norway will be covered.  Participants will also learn about corrosion and erosion effects on barriers, issues with loads, pressure, and temperature on barrier integrity, along with barrier inspection and verification. 

This course will use case studies and projects throughout the week, along with a final presentation by small groups where participants will demonstrate the integrity concepts, methods, importance, and problems topics that were covered during the course.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Well Barriers and Their Principles

    • Definition of a well barrier
    • Well integrity
    • Overview of industry standards and government regulations
    • Principles, schematics, and element acceptance criteria

    Day one the participants will learn about the importance and difficulty of achieving well integrity throughout the life of a well.  Part of the day will cover a review of important industry standards and recommended practices for well integrity concepts and methods used to achieve barriers in the well.  Case studies will also be used to help participants in analyzing integrity concepts.

    Day 2

    Well Integrity Elements and Issues

    • Examples of well integrity issues
    • Well barrier elements
    • Well barrier issues

    This day will focus on well integrity, covering well integrity issues and elements.  Participants will learn about specific well barrier elements such as geology, fluid columns, tubulars, cement, completion string and downhole equipment, and wellheads.  These well barrier elements will be discussed to help participants understand how these elements inter-relate to assure well integrity.  A new case study will be conducted to show how barrier elements can be used.

    Day 3

    Well Barrier Verification

    • Subsea wellheads
    • Well integrity issues (cont.)
    • Well barrier verification testing
    • Loads and load cases      

    On day two participants will learn why well barrier verification is at the center of ensuring well integrity for the life of the well.  Participants will work on a case study to see how barriers are verified, what methods are used for testing, and what constitutes successful outcomes of a test.  Participants will also learn about the different ways in which a well may become loaded and what challenges that would be placed on the barriers.

    Day 4

    Well Barrier Element Selection and Issues in Intervention and Abandonment

    • How to choose a Well Barrier Element (WBE)
    • WBE manufacturing QCP and testing
    • Well barrier issues – intervention
    • Annular pressure buildup
    • Abandonment and suspension     

    On this day participants will learn about the well barrier element selection and how to choose a reliable WBE.  This day will also cover WBE issues and well intervention, such as casing inspection and cement verification.  Manufacturing assurances, inspections, and special issues which can be encountered during well intervention will also be topics participants will learn on this day.  The important concern with causes and management of annular pressure buildup, abandonment, and suspension will be discussed.

    Day 5

    Well Integrity Management Systems (WIMS) and Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)

    • WIMS and SEMS
    • Operational phase well integrity
    • Hazard analysis, emergency response, and management of change
    • Contractor selection
    • Documentation, handover, and recordkeeping  

    Two important management systems used to evaluate barrier effectiveness will be covered on this day, the WIMS and SEMS.  Both of these systems are used by regulatory authorities to evaluate programs used to develop, maintain, monitor, and verify barrier effectiveness. Participants will learn about hazard analysis, emergency response, management of change, and contractor selection.  Proper documentation procedures will also be discussed and a practical exercise will be given to emphasize the concepts.

  • Audience

    Managers, engineers, specialists and operations supervisors who are responsible for ensuring the integrity of an organization’s well assets are the intended audience for this course. 

  • Prerequisites

    Participants will need an understanding of how wells are constructed and what purpose they serve.  Additionally, all participants should have an understanding of general well design concepts, quality assurance methods, and verification and risk management fundamentals.  In addition, participants should also have an understanding of the industry standards and guidelines, as well as how they may factor into the overall philosophy of well construction.

  • Prerequisites

  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia.

    Beginning in the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March.

    The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Dataran Merdeka (the Independence Square), the House of Parliament, the Istana Budaya, the Istana Negara (National Palace), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Muzium Negara (National Museum), the Putra World Trade Centre, the Tugu Negara (National Monument) and mosques such as the Masjid Jamek, the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) and the Federal Territory Mosque.

    Other tourist attractions include the Aquaria KLCC, the Batu Caves, the Makam Pahlawan (National Mausoleum), the National Science Centre, Petaling Street, the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre, the Zoo Negara (National Zoo), and events such as Malay cultural centres, the Chinese cultural festivals at the Thean Hou Temple and the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. The Golden Triangle, the commercial hub of the city, contains the Petronas Twin Towers and has a distinctive nightlife. Trendy nightclubs, bars and lounges, such as the Beach Club, Espanda, the Hakka Republic Wine Bar & Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, the Luna Bar, Nuovo, Rum Jungle, the Thai Club, Zouk, and many others are located within and around Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang.

    Hotels, from five-star to budget types, have cropped up everywhere to accommodate the influx of tourists each year. There are many hotels near Kuala Lumpur's entertainment and business districts.

    Kuala Lumpur alone has 66 shopping malls and it is the retail and fashion hub for Malaysia. Suria KLCC is one of Malaysia's premier shopping destinations due to its location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Kuala Lumpur Sky Line

    The Perdana Lake Gardens near the Malaysian Parliament building includes a Butterfly Park, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Southeast Asia's largest bird park.

    There are three forest reserves within the city namely the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in the city centre, the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country, Bukit Sungai Putih Forest Reserve and Bukit Sungai Besi Forest Reserve. Bukit Nanas, in the heart of the city centre, is one of the oldest virgin forests in the world within a city. These residual forest areas are home to a number of fauna species particularly monkeys, tree shrews, squirrels and birds.

    Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and events in Malaysia. Among the centres is the National Museum which is situated along the Mahameru Highway. Its collection comprises artifacts and paintings collected throughout the country. Kuala Lumpur also has an Islamic Arts Museum which houses more than seven thousand Islamic artefacts including rare exhibits as well as a library of Islamic art books. However, the museum's collection not only concentrate on works from the Middle East, the museum also puts the emphasis on Asia, with China and Southeast Asia especially well represented. This museum features some impressively decorated domes and large open exhibition spaces. It is located at Jalan Lembah Perdana next to the National Mosque.

    Kuala Lumpur is one of the host cities for the Formula One World Championship, the open-wheel auto racing A1 Grand Prix and the Motorcycle Grand Prix with races being held at Sepang International Circuit in the neighbouring state of Selangor, next to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

    From Wikitravel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

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