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Course Details


From Date: 11-Sep-2022   
To Date: 15-Sep-2022

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.


Upon the successful completion of this course, each participant will be able to:

  • Improve the delegates’ appreciation of the well design and annulus construction
  • Provide knowledge & understanding of the guidelines and standards that when observed and implemented effectively will ensure well integrity
  • Establish an increased awareness of well integrity issues and how they are controlled / managed and by whom
  • The concept of Well Integrity
  • Awareness of regional Standards and Regulations
  • Different stages of well operations from Design and Construction, to Production Impact Well Integrity
  • Risks associated with different types of well integrity issues
  • Different techniques to reduce / mitigate risks
  • Procedures, roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in the well life cycle towards Well Integrity
  • The focus on key areas of well integrity assurance
  • The Production supervisor’s duties with regard to well integrity
  • Provide knowledge of how to maintain equipment for safe and effective operation     


Managers Engineers Specialists and operation supervisors who are responsible to ensuring the integrity of an organisations well assets are intended audience for this training.


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.



Pre & Post Tests will be conducted

Case Studies, Group Exercises, Group Discussions, Last Day Review & Assessments will be carried out.



DEFINE Management Consultancy & Training Certificate of course completion will be issued to all attendees.


A highly interactive combination of lectures and discussion sessions will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information and knowledge transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody find the right answers. You will also be encouraged to raise your own questions and to share in the development of the right answers using your own analysis and experiences.  Tests of multiple-choice type will be made available on daily basis to examine the effectiveness of delivering the course.


All presentations are made in excellent colourful power point. Very useful Course Materials will be given.

  • 30% Lectures
  • 30% Workshops and work presentation
  • 20% Group Work& Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos& General Discussions

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