GRC/SPE Workshop: High-Temperature Well Cementing and Integrity - Exploring Geothermal and Oil and Gas Synergies

Each presentation is 20 minutes long with an additional 10 mins for Q&A (total of 30 mins).

1. Opening session is a panel discussion on why we are all here,  why is cement so important in Drilling and Completion.

           Workshop Chairmen: Louis Capuano, Jr., Capuano Engineering Company and Todd Zahacy, C-FER Technologies, Inc.

    2. The Function of Cement in Well Construction

          Session Chairs: Susan Petty, Cyrq Energy, Inc. and Kyriacos Agapiou, Halliburton

    • Isolation
    • Structural
    • Sealing off unwanted zones
    • Loss circulation control

    3. Slurry Blends

           Session Chairs:  Hamid Najafi, Resource Cementing, LLC and Jeff Spence, Sanjel Energy Services

    • Desired properties of the slurr
    • Additives and retarders including high temperature additives
    • Long term results
    • Corrosion control and corrosion resistant
    • Light weight cements
    • Acid resistant cements

    4. HT/HP Cements 

          Session Chairs: Giorgia Bettin, Sandia National Laboratories and Axel-Pierre Bois, CURISTEC

    • High-temperature resistant cements
    • High-pressure cement and placement

    4. Placement Procedures

        Session Chairs: Stephen Pye, Steve Pye Consulting and Ramon Viso, Halliburton

    • Conventional and inner string cementing
    • Reverse cementing
    • Staged cementing
    • Tie-back cementing
    • Centralized casing strings

    6. Other Uses of Cement

        Session Chairs: Marc Brennen, Resource Cementing, LLC and Mileva Radonjic, Oklahoma State University

    • Well plugging – well abandonments
    • Sidetrack cementing
    • Balanced plugs
    • Squeeze cementing

    7. Problems and Solutions

        Session Chairs: Bob Pilko, Blade Energy Partners and Catalin Teodoriu, Mewborne School of Petroleum and Geothermal Engineering

    • Poorly cemented annuli  - trapped voids and/or fluids
    • Thermal breakdown and/or cycling
    • Poorly centralized casing strings
    • Micro-annuli

    8. What is needed for future cement blends and cement placement technologies

        Session Chairs: Mileva Radonjic, Oklahoma State University and Daniel Bour, Bour Consulting

    • Wish list of future cements
    • What cement properties would the industry like to see developed

    9. Case Histories and Past Experiences

        Session Chairs: Pablo Gutierrez, Exterra Engineering, LLC and Carlo Fernandez, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    • Invited presenters or voluntary presenters with pertinent subject matter that they would like to present.  Each of these presenters will need to submit their subject matter for approval several week prior to the workshop.

    10. Panel Discussion

        Panel Moderator: Susan Petty and Panelists: Bob Pilko and Catalin Teodoriu

    • Conclusion of the workshop will be a panel discussion to review all presented matter to include questions and answers as well as any concluding remarks.  All presenters should be present to participate in these final discussions.