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Fundamentals of Cement Evaluation - RILS

This is a virtual course under Remote Instructor Led Series (RILS), delivered in three-days in daily 4-hour sessions. The course describes fundamentals of Cement Bond Evaluation, discussing cement properties, and cement logging analyis.

Being a practical application of these fundamentals, the course starts discussing the utility and application of cement integrity and how to "calculate" it, and what parameters it encompasses. Cement properties are re-visited and course then focus on the interpretation of cement bond logs, and the quality control of these logs. 

Hardcopies of the presentations are handled to the Attendants, and formulas and exercises are provided as a toolbox - a Practical Companion to Well Integrity - Cement Bond Evaluation.

A pre-course quiz will be electronic sent to the Attendants to enable the Instructor to adjust the lecture to optimum effciency, and a last-day quiz will measure improvement.

At the end of the course, Attendants will become conversant in the applications related to Well Integrity - Cement Bond Evaluation.

Day 1
  • Introduction
  • What is cement integrity?
  • Can we "calculate" it?
  • Can we know what is needed? What parameters does it encompass? 
  • Materials properties that are critical for cement integrity
  • How properties change over the years
  • Examples
Day 2
  • Introduction to sonic logs
  • Sonic logs interpretation
  • Ultrasonic logs 
  • Examples and exercises
Day 3
  • Quick guide on the best interpretation of the wellhead/standpipe/surface pressure curves recorded during the job
  • Examples and Exercises
Learning activity mix

Drilling and Completion Engineers and other professionals requiring the fundamentals of the discipline. The course is particularly interesting to new comers and those taking new jobs related to Cement Evaluation.

It is necessary basic knowledge of Well Drilling, Well Construction and Completion.

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