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

Monday  30 March 2020

7:30-8:30  Registration Check-in
Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Chairperson's Welcome and Introduction
Louis Capuano, Jr. and Todd Zahacy

Moderators: Louis Capuano Jr., and Todd Zahacy
Panelists:  Steve Pye, Daniel Bour, Bob Swanson and/or Jeff Spence.  

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

SESSION 1: The Function of Cement in Well Construction
Chairs:  Susan Petty and Kyriacos Agapiou

  1. Technical Challenges for Cementing Super-Hot Geothermal Wells
    Presenter: Daniel Bour
  2. California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources’ Geothermal Regulations
    Presenter:  Jack Collender
  3. A discussion on casing-cement bonding at elevated temperatures and its implications to well integrity
    Presenter: Catalin Teodoriu
12:00-13:00 Lunch


SESSION 2: Slurry Blends
Chairs:  Hamid Najafi and Jeff Spence

  1. A Review of Thermally Responsive Cement Case Studies
    Presenter: Nicolas Droger

  2. Hexagonal Boron Nitride Reinforced Multifunctional Well Cement for Extreme Environments
    Presenter: Rouzbeh Shahsavari

  3. Mitigating Strength Retrogression Using Tailored Cement Designs
    Presenter: Thomas J. Pisklak

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 3: HT/HP Cements
Chairs: Giorgia Bettin and Axel-Pierre Bois

  1. Extended Surface Batch Mix Cement Slurry For HPHT Drill-in Liner In Depleted Reservoirs
    Presenter: Martin Herriot
  2. Evaluation of Cement/Casing & Cement/Rock Bond Integrity during Well Operations
    Presenter: Abdelfattah Lamik
  3. Cement strength with silica
    Presenter: Arpita Bathija
17:00-18:30 Reception

Tuesday 31 March 2020 

7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast 

SESSION 4:  Placement Procedures
Chairs:  Steve Pye and Ramon Viso

  1. Geothermal Well Casing Cementing At Contact Energy – A Modern Revision Of Pioneering NZ Practices
    Presenter: Ralph Winmill
  2. Proper centralization for optimum cement coverage and long-term wellbore integrity in hot and corrosive drilling environments
    Presenter: Rafael Hernandez
  3. Managing challenging loss zones in high temperature applications; fallback and lost circulation
    Presenter: Simon Iremonger
9:30-10:00  Coffee Break

SESSION 5: Other Uses of Cement/Research and Development
Chairs: Marc Brennen and Mileva Radonjic

  1. Graphene Enhanced Wellbore Cement
    Presenter: Achang Mercy
  2. Methods for improving cement performance and integrity in thermal wells
    Presenter: Simon Iremonger
  3. Self-Repairing Polymer-Modified Wellbore Cements with High Thermal and Chemical Stability for Enhanced Geothermal Systems
    Presenter: Carlos A. Fernandez
11:30-12:30 Lunch

SESSION 6: Problems and Solutions
Chairs: Bob Pilko and Catalin Teodoriu

  1. Experimental method development to evaluate cements at elevated pressure and temperature
    Presenter: Stephen J. Bauer
  2. Reservoir Depletion Needs to be Included in Top of Cement Selection to Prevent Leakage
    Presenter: Jarrett Wise
  3. Shear Bond Strength of Oil Well Cement in Carbonic Acid Environment and the Effects of Pressure and Temperature
    Presenter: Ramadan Ahmed
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 7: What is needed for future cement blends and cement placement technologies
Chairs:  Mileva Radonjic and Daniel Bour

  1. Designing robust barrier materials: Learning the lessons of nature
    Presenter: Sai Vamsi Krishna Vissa
  2. Smart Expandable Fiber Additive to Improve Zonal Isolation in Geothermal Wells
    Presenter: Arash Dahi Taleghani
  3. Experimental Study of Genesis of Geologically Activated Cementing Materials for Deep Wellbore Plugging and Its Self-healing Behavior for the Resilient P&A System 
    Presenter: Yunxing Lu

Wednesday 1 April 2020

7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast

SESSION 8:  Case Histories and Past Experiences
Chairs: Pablo Gutierrez and Carlos Fernandez

  1. Non-Portland Cement Slurry Development and Application for Ultrahigh-Temperature Geothermal Well with Supercritical Conditions (SPE-190974-MS)
    Presenter: Andreas Ruch
  2. Two-Stage Cementing Operations in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field (A Case Study)
    Presenter: William (Billy) Thomas
  3. Enhanced Mechanical Property Cement Improves Surface and Intermediate Casing Cement Bond Logs, Post-Drill Out
    Presenter: Kristin Kutchak
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

SESSION 9: Conclusion
Moderator - Susan Petty
Panelists - Bob Pilko and Catalin Teodoriu