×
Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Cementing Operations - RILS

This is a Remote Instructor Led Series training, all training sessions will be delivered online with no face-to-face classroom attendance.                                                                             

Each module is 2 hrs, recommended to cover maximum two (2) modules per day.                                                   

Cementing is a fundamental element of effective well construction.  By understanding cement chemistry, additive use, and lab procedures the participants will able to build a solid foundation to design and execute cement jobs.  Mud removal and centralization will be taught so that the participants can apply effective processes to ensure cement job success.

Special purpose cements will be discussed in a way to show when they should and should not be used, as well as how they can be used to solve challenges encountered in complex and extreme well environments.  Foamed, engineered particle sized, flexible, and salt cements will also be covered in detail.

During this course, participants will practice cementing calculations, as well as job design exercises and cement evaluation methods using real-life examples.  Liner cementing and stage cementing jobs will be developed in the classroom. Cement design software will also be demonstrated.

Day 1

Module 1

Learning Objective: Provide a in depth cementing operations  overview

  • Presentation / Course Agenda
  • Class activity: Well construction discussion
  • Instructor Bio / Participants Introduction
  • Different sections of the well (casing sizes, Threads, accessories and hardware)
  • Primary cementing (Equipment and procedures)
  • Class activity: Cementing calculations
  • Criteria for successful cementing Mud removal, temperatre prediction, slurry design
  • Criteria for successful cementing execution & Evaluation
  • Closing Remarks

Module 2

Learning Objective: Provide a in depth cementing manufacturing  and cement behavior

  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Class activity: Difference between manufacturing construction cement and Portland cement
  • API cement
  • Cement hydration process
  • Effect of PSD, Temperature, Pressure etc. on cement behaviour
  • Aging effect : Long storage, High humidity, High temperature, Carbonation
  • Closing remarks

                                                                                                               

Day 2

Module 3

Learning Objective: Provide a in depth cementing Additives and their affect  on cement  behavior

  • Explain why additives are added to the slurry
  • List the families of cementing additives
  • Explain the function of various cementing additives
  • Class activity: Design theoretically a slurry

 

Module 4

Learning Objective: Provide a in depth overview on Cement Slurry & Set Cement properties

  • Temperature in Oilwell Cement
  • Performance Evaluation- Oil Well Cement
  • Slurry & Set Cement Lab Test
  • Laboratory procedures
  • API Procedures
  • Exercise
  • Other Procedures
  • Closing remarks
Day 3

Module 5

Learning Objective: Provide an overview of Special Cement Systems

  • Thixiotropic Slurries
  • Expansive Cement
  • Low Temperature Right Angle Set
  • Permafrost Cements
  • Cements for Corrosive Environments
  • Acid Soluble Cements
  • Salt Cementing
  • Foamed Cement

 

Module 6

Learning Objective: Provide an overview of Special Cement Systems

  • High Performance Cement: “Engineered Particle Size Systems” Schlumberger CemCRETE® Technology
  • Lost circulation while drilling , Lost circulation and cement slurries
  • Annular Formation Fluid Migration
  • Closing Remarks
Day 4

Module 7

Learning Objective: Provide an overview on mud removal concepts

  • Mud removal concept and importance in achieving zonal islation
  • Flow Curves - Fluids Classification
  • Flow Models
  • Flow in different pipe configuration (Centric, Eccecentic)
  • Criteria for mud removal
  • Spacers & Washes
  • How to avoid contamination (use of mechanical means)

 

Module 8

Learning Objective: Provide an overview on  primary cement job design and cement job calculations

  • Primary cement job design Hole preparation, RIH the casing, Mud conditioning & Circulation
  • Job Objectives, Data Collection, Laboratory Testing, Mud Removal, Cement Fill, Pumping Schedule
  • Cement Slurry Selection
  • Placement & ECD
  • Calculate the required volumes of cement, water and additives for any cement job,
  • Calculate the buoyant weight of any casing after completing cement displacement and recommend appropriate actions if the casing might float.
  • Closing Remarks
Day 5

Module 9

Learning Objective: Provide an overview on  Stage and Liner Cement and Horizontal Well cementing

  • Two Stage Cementing
  • Exercise
  • Liner cementing
  • Exercise
  • Horizontal Well cementing

 

Module 10

Learning Objective: Provide an overview on  Deepwater, Plug and Squeeze cementing cementing

  • Deepwater cementing
  • Plug cementing
  • Exercise
  • Squeeze cementing
  • Exercise
  • closeout Remarks
Day 6

Module 11

Learning Objective: Provide an overview on  Cement job Evaluation

  • Cement job Evaluation general concepts
  • Sonic logs
  • CBL/VDL
  • log interpretation

 

Module 12

Learning Objective: Provide an overview on  Cement job Evaluation

  • Ultrasonic logs
  • USIT
  • log interpretation
  • END of COURSE round table and feedback
Learning activity mix

Cementing is a fundamental element of effective well construction.  By understanding cement chemistry, additive use, and lab procedures the participants will able to build a solid foundation to design and execute cement jobs.  Mud removal and centralization will be taught so that the participants can apply effective processes to ensure cement job success.

Special purpose cements will be discussed in a way to show when they should and should not be used, as well as how they can be used to solve challenges encountered in complex and extreme well environments.  Foamed, engineered particle sized, flexible, and salt cements will also be covered in detail.

This is a Remote Instructor Led Series training, all training sessions will be delivered online with no face-to-face classroom attendance.

Drilling professionals needing to advance their knowledge of cementing. Both persons responsible for design, as well as the execution of cement jobs will benefit from this course.

Participants should have a basic knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Some understanding of cement use will be needed. They will also need to bring a hand calculator and be prepared to perform exercises in class.

Filter upcoming classes by country

Related Courses

Set a training goal, and easily track your progress

Customize your own learning journey and track your progress when you start using a defined learning path.

Icon
In just few simple steps, you can customize your own learning journey in the discipline of your interest based on your immediate, intermediate and transitional goals. Once done, you can save it in NExTpert, the digital learning ecosystem, and track your progress.
© 2020 Schlumberger Limited. All rights reserved.