SMU Workshop: Thermal well design & Integrity for geothermal applications, Jan 12, 2018

Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 7 Dec 2017

Hosted by C-FER Technologies, a post-conference workshop on "Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications" will be held in conjunction with the SMU Power Plays "Drilling into Geothermal Applications" conference on January 12, 2018.

As part of the SMU Power Plays “Drilling into Geothermal Applications” conference January 10-11, 2018, a post conference has been announced.

The Post-conference Workshop on Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications will be held on January 12, 2018 and is hosted by  C-FER Technologies (1999) Inc.

Workshop Overview

This course provides an overview of the considerations, key factors, industry guidelines and practices, examples, and field experience related to the design and integrity of geothermal wells.

The course content was developed based on C-FER’s extensive experience with thermal well design and integrity topics associated with the heavy oil and bitumen recovery methods of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS). While the majority of the principles presented are general to thermal wells, where applicable, differences and examples of geothermal wells will be presented to tailor the course to well designers, operators and other stakeholders in the geothermal energy industry.

Topics Covered

This introductory, one-day course will cover the following:

  • Overview of key material properties and damage mechanisms of casing and liner tubular steels, and wellbore cements;
  • Casing and liner design approach and basis (materials, connections);
  • Cement blend options;
  • Thermal wellheads, options;
  • Impacts of production/injection completion design;
  • Well integrity management programs;
  • Inspection and condition monitoring, damage, mitigation and repair options and experience; and
  • On-going challenges, industry initiatives, and areas of research and development.

Who Should Attend

This course has been designed for anyone looking for an overview of thermal and geothermal well design and integrity.

You Will Learn

At the end of this course, students will gain an improved understandings and appreciation for:

  • Key factors and considerations involved in the design, construction and integrity management of thermal wells;
  • How various aspects of a geothermal well’s life impact and influence thermal well design and integrity; and
  • Experience based on thermal enhanced oil recovery challenges, areas of advancement, current industry initiatives and areas of research.

Agenda at a Glance

Thermal Well Design, Regulatory Requirements & Industry Practices

  • Thermal Well Design and Equipment Selection

Thermal Well Construction, and Integrity Management

  • Casing, Tubulars and Liners
  • Wellheads and Other Completion Equipment
  • Wellbore Integrity: Overview
  • Wellbore Integrity: Mitigation and Repair
  • On-going Research and Industry Initiatives

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