Topic outline

  • Cementing

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of cementing for supervisors, senior engineers, mud engineers, cementing engineers, drilling engineers, drilling representatives, workover and completions personnel, drilling contractors, cement company personnel and for those who are responsible for the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of a well cementing program

    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on cementing Specialized on how to use cementing additives properly to improve and reduce job costs
      Able to differentiate between the types of cement that is available Interpret laboratory test results
      Perform primary cementing operations to include: casing cementing, liner cementing, multi-stage cementing Conduct squeeze jobs and selection of squeeze tools
      Perform cement plug operations to improve overall job success, and on how to Interpret cement sheath evaluation logs Specialized on how to use cement software standard program
      Specialized on how to use cement software standard program effectively Perform the overall cementing operation independently i.e. perform primary cementing operations to include: casing cementing, liner cementing, multi-stage cementing, plug cementing, the use of cementing additives properly to improve and reduce job costs, interpret laboratory test results, conduct squeeze jobs and selection of squeeze tools
      Perform cement plug operations to improve overall job success and interpret cement sheath evaluation logs using software Specialized on how to calculate cement slurry volumes the following types of casing jobs primary casing, intermediate casing, production casing and liners
      Know how to calculate differential pressure to bump the cement plug and to calculate displacement volumes Specialized on how to identify cementing float equipment
      Build a firm foundation in planning, designing, execution and evaluation for a successful cementation Determine planning and design consideration covering the essential requirement for a successful primary and secondary cementation
      Discuss slurry design and rheology and well parameters to be considered for cementation Prepare and execute well successfully
      Recognize the design and factors to be considered for cementing under loss situation and cementing of well with gas migration Identify the potential complication and remedies during cementation
      Explain critical cementation during planning and designing of linear, stage and horizontal well cementing Evaluate and interpret the techniques of cement job and cement bond tool
      Describe the high-performance light weight slurries, advancement and H.P.H.T cementing technology and equipment Employ thermal cementing in a professional manner
      Discuss the types and objective of completion operations according to reservoir and production data Interpret natural flow and artificial lift including single, dual gas lift and ESP well completion
      Identify completion equipment and completion fluid, pressure test function Identify main factors influencing completion design as well as well head valves types and applications
      Apply overall approach to a well’s flow capacity and recognize the major types of completion configurations Determine main phases in completion and considerations, completion equipment, completion fluid, pressure test function, drilling and casing the pay zone
      Discuss perforating, treating the pay zone, the special case of horizontal wells, production wellhead and production string or tubing Explain tubing specification as well as thread, grade, weight and material
      Discuss packers, downhole equipment, subsurface safety valves, running procedure, artificial lift and gas lift Choose an artificial lift process and apply completion management and artificial lift operations in open and cased holes
      Use API designing and material selection for sweet and sour gas Order the equipment and evaluate tender document as well as design, plan, execute open hole and cased hole completion and prepare well program
      Coordinate with logistic and service companies, run completion string on site according to sequence of well procedure and HSE and optimize operational steps in the completion program Identify the main types of well servicing and workover, light well servicing, heavy servicing and workover operations on live wells and servicing and workover operations on killed wells
      Discuss deviated, multiple zone, subsea, horizontal, multilateral and HPHT completion Illustrate well stimulation, hydraulic fracturing and acid stimulation
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of cementing. It covers the firm foundation in planning, designing, execution and evaluation for a successful cementation; the planning and design consideration covering the essential requirement for a successful primary and secondary cementation; the slurry design and rheology and well parameters to be considered for cementation; the preparation and execution of well successfully; the design and factors to be considered for cementing under loss situation and cementing of well with gas migration; the potential complication and remedies during cementation; and the critical cementation during planning and designing of linear, stage and horizontal well cementing
        Further, this course will also discuss the techniques of cement job and cement bond tool; the high performance light weight slurries, advancement and H.P.H.T cementing technology and equipment; the thermal cementing; the types and objective of completion operations according to reservoir and production data; the natural flow and artificial lift including single, dual gas lift and ESP well completion; the completion equipment, completion fluid and pressure test function; the main factors influencing completion design as well as well head valves types and applications; the overall approach to a well’s flow capacity; and the major types of completion configurations
        During this course, participants will learn the main phases in completion and considerations, completion equipment, completion fluid, pressure test function, drilling and casing the pay zone; the perforating, treating the pay zone, the special case of horizontal wells, production wellhead and production string or tubing; the tubing specification as well as thread, grade, weight and material; the packers, downhole equipment, subsurface safety valves, running procedure, artificial lift and gas lift; the artificial lift process, completion management and artificial lift operations in open and cased holes; the designing and material selection for sweet and sour gas; the equipment and tender document evaluation; the main types of well servicing and workover, light well servicing, heavy servicing and workover operations on live wells; the servicing and workover operations on killed wells; the deviated, multiple zone, subsea, horizontal, multilateral and HPHT completion; and the well stimulation, hydraulic fracturing and acid stimulation
        • Module 1 - Well Planning

          Contents:
            • Video (Casing and Cementing Centralization)
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Primary Cementing Overview

            Contents:
              • Types of Casings
              • Conductor
              • Thru-Drill Pipe Cementing
              • Outside Cementing
              • Surface
              • Surface Cementing
              • BOP
              • Intermediate (Also Called Protection)
              • Intermediate Casings
              • Two Stage Cementing
              • Production
              • Liners
              • Video (Liner Hanger from Baker Hughes)
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 3 - Best Practices Review

              Contents:
                • Mud Displacement Best Practices
                • 5 Key Displacement Factors
                • Video ( Displacement Efficiency in Cement Job Demystified)
                • Mechanical Aids Best Practices
                • Centralization Best Practices
                • Fluid Velocity Best Practices
                • Spacers & Flushes Best Practices
                • Running Casing – Best Practices
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - Cement and Cement Additives

                Contents:
                  • API Classification of Cements
                  • HES Classification of Cements
                  • World Wide Cement Usage
                  • Video(BARAD-658™ Cement Additive)
                • Module 5 - Cement Job Design

                  Contents:
                    • Problem Analysis
                    • Depth and Wellbore Configuration
                    • Calipers
                    • Caliper Characteristics
                    • Wellbore Environment
                    • Temperature
                    • Slurry Selection
                    • Placement Mechanics
                    • Well Security and Control
                    • Casing Job Design and Simulation
                    • Video( Foamed Cement Jobs - Design and Simulation)
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - Well Completion

                    Contents:
                      • Introduction
                      • Definitions
                      • What is Completion?
                      • What is Workover Operations?
                      • Well Maintenance
                      • Well Barriers
                      • Well Barriers Theory
                      • Barriers Theory
                      • Type of Barriers
                      • Mechanical Barriers
                      • Hydrostatic Barriers
                      • Barrier Classification
                      • Surface Barrier
                      • Geological Barrier
                      • Down Hole Barrier
                      • Hydrostatic Barriers
                      • Example Barrier Classifications
                      • Example Completion Barrier Envelopes
                      • Completion Barrier
                      • Well Integrity
                      • Definition of Well Intergrety
                      • The Foundation of Well Integrity
                      • Why is Well Integrity Important
                      • Video (Well Integrity with Wellbarrier)
                      • High Risk Well
                      • Well Integrity Assurance Task Force
                      • Task Force Purpose and Scope
                      • Well Completion Types
                      • What is Completion
                      • Introduction
                      • Well Design Considerations
                      • Generic Well Completion Design Process
                      • Factors Affecting Well Completion & Workover Design
                      • Factors Affecting Well Completion & Workover Design
                      • Completion Classification
                      • Types of Completion
                      • Openhole Completions
                      • Well Completion Types
                      • Open Hole Completion Types
                      • Advantages of Openhole Completions
                      • Uncemented Liner Completions
                      • Screen/Pre-perforated Liner Completion
                      • Uncemented Liner Completions
                      • Perforated Liner Completion
                      • Cemented Liner Completion
                      • Cased Hole Completion Type
                      • Perforated Completions
                      • Mode of Production Flowing Artificial Lift
                      • Completions for Pumping Wells
                      • Application Range
                      • Typical Artificial Lift Application Range
                      • Number of Zones Completion
                      • Single String Flowing Well Completion
                      • Single Completion
                      • Multizone Completions
                      • Subsea Completion
                      • Gas Producer Completions
                      • Water Injection Completions
                      • Horizontal Water Injection Completions
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 7 - Completion Equipment and Design

                      Contents:
                        • Tubing Selection
                        • Tubing
                        • Completion Design
                        • Tubing String Selection and Design Objectives
                        • Tubing Material
                        • Which Tubing Grade?
                        • Tubing Grade Examples
                        • Example of a Tubing-connection
                        • Tubing Selection Criteria (Forces & Stresses -1)
                        • Example of API Tubing Specification
                        • Definitions
                        • Tubing Selection Criteria (Forces & Stresses - 2)
                        • Tubing Selection/Design Factors
                        • Tubing - Detailed Specification
                        • Tubing Burst
                        • Tubing Collapse
                        • Tubing Tension
                        • Bending Stresses
                        • Couplings and Threads
                        • Well COMPLETION
                        • Packers
                        • Packers Applications
                        • Single Packer
                        • Dual Packer
                        • Packers-Mechanism
                        • Packer Types
                        • Retrievable Packers
                        • Permanent Packers
                        • Packer Permanents Vs. Retrievable
                        • Permanent - Retrievable Packers
                        • Inflatable Packers
                        • Tubing / Packer Forces and Movement
                        • Factors Causing Packer Forces or Tubing Movement
                        • Mechanical Forces
                        • Temperature or Thermal Effects
                        • Piston Force Effects
                        • Ballooning Effects
                        • Slip and Seal Assembly
                        • Anchors
                        • Seating Nipples
                        • Landing Nipples
                        • Purposes of Seating Nipples
                        • Selective Landing Nipples
                        • No-go Landing Nipples
                        • Sliding Sleeves
                        • Well Completion
                        • Sliding Sleeve Side Door - SSD
                        • Uses of Sliding Sleeves
                        • Side Pocket Mandrels
                        • Blast Joints
                        • Flow Couplings
                        • Subsurface Safety Valves
                        • Flow-Controlled Safety Valves
                        • Surface-controlled Subsurface Safety Valves (SCSSSVs)
                        • SSSV Setting Depth
                        • Bottom-hole Chokes and Regulators
                        • Expansion Joint
                        • Video ( Subsurface Safety Valve)
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 8 - Perforation & Completion Design

                        Contents:
                          • Wellbore Conditions While Perforating
                          • Overbalanced Perforating
                          • Shaped Charge Perforator
                          • The Perforation Process
                          • Factors Affecting Charge Performance
                          • Shaped Charge Components
                          • Perforating Techniques
                          • Reusable Hollow Carrier Gun
                          • Expendable Shaped Charge Gun
                          • Parameters Affecting Performance
                          • Pivot Gun
                          • Hollow Carrier
                          • Wire-line Expendable Guns
                          • Expendable Guns
                          • Initiation Systems
                          • Factors Affecting Perforating Efficiency
                          • Drilling and Perforating Damage
                          • Gravel Pack Screens
                          • Wellhead Pressure Control Equipment
                          • Charge Normalization
                          • Optimum Completion Design
                          • Productivity Ratio
                          • Formation Definitions
                          • Completion Design Procedure
                          • Classify Formation
                          • Determining Perforating Under-balance to Overcome Total Skin Damage
                          • Acoustic Data to Determine Δp
                          • Tubing Conveyed Perforating
                          • Applications of Wire Line Conveyed Perforating
                          • Firing Systems
                          • Gun Release
                          • Venting Devices
                          • Shot Detection
                          • Gun Positioning
                          • Standard Rod Pump Completions
                          • Perforation Cleaning
                          • Under-balance Perforating
                          • Perforation Washing
                          • Back-surging
                          • Video ( Well Completion : Perforation)
                          • Module Quiz
                        • Module 9 - Artificial Lift

                          Contents:
                            • Objectives
                            • Pressure Losses in Oil Production
                            • Main Types of Artificial Lift
                            • Gas lift
                            • Gas Lifted Well
                            • Kick-off (Continuous)
                            • Pumping
                            • Artificially Lifted Well – Downhole Pump
                            • Pumping - Best Applied When:
                            • Beam Pumping
                            • Conventional Beam Pump
                            • Pump Action
                            • Electrical Submersible Pumps
                            • ESP with Y-Tool
                            • Hydraulic Pumping
                            • Jet Pumping
                            • Selection of Artificial Lift
                            • Summary
                            • Module Quiz
                          • Module 10 - Formation Damage

                            Contents:
                              • Introduction Definitions
                              • Formation Damage Impact
                              • Reservoir Pressure Profile
                              • Introduction
                              • Formation Damage Causes
                              • Drilling Fluid Damage
                              • Common Formation Damage Problems, Factors, and Mechanisms
                              • Injection Damage
                              • Production Damage
                              • Formation Damage Characterization
                              • Cause of Formation Damage
                              • Formation Damage Location
                              • Scale
                              • Solids/Particles Effects in Porous
                              • Drilling Damage
                              • Perforation
                              • Completion Fluids Damage
                              • Water Block Damage
                              • Damage Due to Production
                              • Damage Quantified through Skin Factor & Productivity Index
                              • Skin
                              • Radial Production and Skin
                              • Geometric Skin
                              • Partial Penetration
                              • Completion Skin
                              • Gravel Pack
                              • Productivity Index
                              • Flow Efficiency
                              • Formation Damage
                              • Potential Sources of Formation
                              • Common Formation Damage Mechanism
                              • Extraneous Materials
                              • Organic Deposition
                              • Mitigation Methods
                              • Treatment Fluids
                              • Video: Formation Damaged
                              • Module Quiz
                            • Module 11 - Sandstone Acidizing

                              Contents:
                                • What is Well Stimulation?
                                • Well Stimulation
                                • Objectives of Acid Stimulation
                                • Stimulation Techniques
                                • Matrix Acidizing
                                • Chemical Stimulation Without Acid
                                • Mineral Acids
                                • Oil Well Stimulation
                                • Gas Wells
                                • Water Injection Wells
                                • Acid-Mutual Solvent Volume Requirements
                                • Mistakes Found in the Application of the Acid-Mutual Solvent Method
                                • Video: Sandstone Acidizing
                                • Module Quiz
                              • Module 12 - Carbonate Acidizing

                                Contents:
                                  • Matrix Stimulation
                                  • Design of a Matrix Treatment
                                  • Acid Fracturing
                                  • Response of Carbonates to Acid Fracturing
                                  • Stoichiometry
                                  • Kinetics of HCl Reaction
                                  • Key Factors in Carbonate Acidizing
                                  • Wormhole Penetration vs. Skin
                                  • Acid Reactivity
                                  • Mineral Versus Organic Acids
                                  • Injection Rates: Dissolution Patterns
                                  • Impact of Pump Rate and Temperature
                                  • Wormhole Pattern from Radial Flow
                                  • Pore Level Model
                                  • Placement
                                  • Conclusions
                                  • Video: Matrix acidizing
                                  • Module Quiz
                                • Module 13 - What is Hydraulic Fracturing?

                                  Contents:
                                    • Hydraulic Fracturing Equipment
                                    • Proppant
                                    • Fracturing Fluids
                                    • Cross Linked Gel with Proppant Sample
                                    • Broken Sample
                                    • Hydraulic Fracture Treatment Process
                                    • Mini Frac
                                    • Main Frac Treatment Schedule
                                    • Main Frac Treatment Plot
                                    • Fracture Shape & Dimensions
                                    • Functions of PAD & Flush
                                    • PAD and Proppant
                                    • Proppant Distribution
                                    • Net Pressure
                                    • Schematic of Net Pressure
                                    • Measuring of Net Pressure
                                    • Fracture Height
                                    • Fracture Height vs. Pnet/ Δσmin Ratio
                                    • Fracture Half Length (Xf)
                                    • Expressions in Hydraulic Frac
                                    • Harsh Environment for Hydraulic Fracturing
                                    • Why Some Treatments do not Work as Well as Expected?
                                    • Proppant Settling
                                    • Hydraulic Fracturing
                                    • High Permeability Formation
                                    • Low Permeability Formation
                                    • Ideal Reservoir Properties
                                    • Design Parameters That We Can Control
                                    • Measured or Estimated Parameters (Uncontrollable)
                                    • Video: Hydraulic Fracturing Process
                                    • Module Quiz
                                  • Module 14 - Scale Deposition

                                    Contents:
                                      • Introduction & Discussion
                                      • Causes and Tendency of Scale
                                      • Prediction and Identification of Scale
                                      • Scale Removal
                                      • Removal Methods
                                      • Conclusions
                                      • Action to Solve Scale Problems
                                      • Video: SCALEGUARD Proppant-delivered Scale Inhibition Treatment
                                      • Module Quiz
                                    • Module 15 - Workover Planning & Problem Recognition

                                      Contents:
                                        • What is a Workover?
                                        • Workover Methods
                                        • Reasons for Working Over a Well
                                        • Service Unit Functions
                                        • Workover Rigs Functions
                                        • What is the Tools used for Well Analysis?
                                        • Well Analysis Tools
                                        • Characteristic of Problem Wells
                                        • Water Control Problem Identification & Solutions Problem Types
                                        • Water Production Mechanisms
                                        • Well Analysis
                                        • The Well Maintenance Requirements for a Completion
                                        • Workover Types
                                        • 1. Stimulation
                                        • 2. Workover Involving Drilling
                                        • Workover Operations
                                        • Summary of Common Problems & Workover Operations
                                        • Video: Drilling & Workover: Transformation Journey
                                        • Module Quiz
                                      • Post-Test

                                        Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.