Well Integrity Evaluation: Challenges and Best Practices

19 September 2018 – SPWLA SAC conducted a topical workshop on “Well Integrity Evaluation: Challenges and Best Practices.” This workshop was an opportunity to review and discuss important aspects of well integrity; i.e., producing our field safely, environmental consciously, efficiently, and cost effectively. This workshop covered all aspects of well integrity, from well design and completion to production and abandonment, but the focus was on well integrity evaluation and monitoring of pipe corrosion and cement bond evaluation with existing technologies.

This one day workshop was opened by Chapter President Dr. Faisal Alenezi, who introduced the event’s keynote speaker, Mr. Khalid A. Zainalabedin, Manager of Reservoir Description & Simulation Department in Saudi Aramco. Both Faisal and Khalid emphasized the importance of well integrity in upstream business and the critical roles petrophysicists plays in ensure producers and injectors are in good health while in operation. With 11 presentations in four sessions, the workshop was wrapped up with emerging technologies in well integrity evaluation given by Mohamed Larbi Zeghlache, Saudi Aramco well integrity subject matter expert, and an interactive quiz-game conducted by Marie Van Steene. A workshop recap was delivered by S. Mark Ma. More than 120 professionals from the industry and academia participated in this event.