Petroleum Technology Luncheon - October 11th

Wednesday October 11th 11:30am

Petroleum Technology In-Person meeting October 11 at 11:30AM


SPE Distinguished Lecturer:
Simon J. Sparke
Well Integrity in the Operate Phase of the Well Life Cycle Our Role as Crime Scene Detectives

Lunch Price: $25.00 Make your Lunch Selection from Menu Below
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Lunch Menu Selections for SPE Technology Luncheon 10/11/2023

Selections are served with Choice of Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Cottage Cheese, Cole Slaw or Green Salad
  1. California Burrito
    a.Carne Asada, Pico de Gallo, Cheese, Avocado Spread, Fries, Jalapeño Crema, Flour Tortilla
  2. Baja Style Fish Tacos
    a.Corn Tortillas, Cod, Lime Cilantro Slaw, Cotija Cheese, Jalapeño Lime Sauce
  3. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
    a.Chicken, Monterey Jack Cheese, Applewood Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Chipotle Aioli, Sourdough
  4. Pulled Mushroom Tacos
    a.[Vegan] Portobello Mushroom, Shiitake, Onions, Cilantro and Mexican Spice, Tortilla with Pickled Onions and Garlic Lime Sauce (Does Not Include Side)
  5. Cubano Sandwich
    a.Ham, Carnitas, Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Hoagie Roll


From the 605 Freeway---
  • Exit and go East on Katella
  • Turn South onto Valley View
  • Turn West onto Orangewood & you’re there!
From the 405 or the 22 Freeways---
  • Carefully Follow Freeway signs to
  • Exit at Valley View / Bolsa Chica
  • Go North on Valley View for 1 mile
  • Turn West onto Orangewood & you’re there!

Society of Petroleum Engineers
Distinguished Lecturer 2023-24 Lecture Season

Well Integrity in the Operate Phase of the Well Lifecycle – Our Role as Crime Scene Detectives

Simon J. Sparke
International Well Integrity Ltd


Having a 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-commissioning 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 utilised 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 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 onsore 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.