“Well Integrity in the Operate Phase of the Well Lifecycle –
Our Role as Crime Scene Detectives”
Simon J Sparke
International Well Integrity Ltd.
October 10, 2023
Noon – 1 PM CST 11:30 AM Lunch served
Petroleum Club of Lafayette - 111 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA
Meal headcount DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH.
NOTE: If registered after October 4th, The Petroleum Club may not have enough prepared food for you to have lunch. Registration is required to attend the event.
Having a well Well integrity problem is not a sin, but doing nothing about it is!
Globally, there are over two millions wells, and it is well documented that at least 40% have mechanical problems that require risk assessment and mitigation. Many of these wells are old and close to de-commisioning but day to day management remains a key issue.
This dynamic presentation shows and documents how over time, key industry events have impacted the well construction and management process of our well stock. Changes are partly driven by regulations in one part of the world and utilized by other regions as best practices. Technical advances in engineering and sciences also create change by providing greater access to well data and well operational status. Finally, software such as Well Integrity Management Systems (WIMS) has brought about an awareness of the wells status and how it can be better managed particularly as part of the ageing process.
Well integrity is an exciting discipline that embraces a wide range of subjects and skills. Like crime scene investigation, the evidence is provided - it’s a case of reviewing and understanding the data, that ultimately leads you and the team to making a decision on the best way to manage your well(s).
Simon J Sparke began his career in 1978 working for Schlumberger in the Middle East. Over the next 25 years he worked globally for a variety of service providers and Operators in various field and office based roles both onshore and offshore as an Operations Engineer.
Gaining a masters degree in 2005 he moved into Operations Management for a major independent operator and built his first well integrity management system, publishing SPE MS- 142449, 'Seven Pillars of Well Integrity' which identified, which established the key seven system ingredients for well integrity,
Considerable experience and knowledge was gained as a co-author of ISO Well Integrity Standard 16530-1. Now, as an independent contractor, he authors key operations related documents for a wide range of clients, building well integrity management systems and providing training schools in many countries and languages for all types of wells.
Simon is an active member of the SPE, and is working on various committees to promote well integrity awareness on a global basis.
SPE Members & Guests Register for meal headcount by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH.
Recommended guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed. Lunch served ~11:30 AM. Anyone with an interest in this subject is very welcome to attend.
*Note Pricing Details
$25 if paid by Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
$30 if registered by October 4, 2023 and select Pay at Door.
Note the email invoice will show $25, but $30 will be charged at the door.
$30 if no pre-registration.
If you use a Petroleum Club Membership to pay, please register and choose Pay at Door. Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $30.
$35 if paid by Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
$40 if registered by October 4, 2023 and select Pay at Door.
Note the email invoice will show $35, but $40 will be charged at the door.
$40 if no pre-registration.
For Petroleum Club Membership to pay, please register and choose Pay at Door. Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $40.
Students/Faculty: First ten (10) are free; >10 then $10 / $15 at the door. Students/Faculty must email David Boucher for lunch vouchers by Wednesday, October 4 and there is no need to register on the SPE website.
Members in Transition (looking for work) $0 in-person if pre-registered by Oct 4, 2023. Join us to network and keep your industry knowledge current at no cost if you are not currently employed. AND Please email David Boucher.
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