Well Engineering and Production > Advanced Well Integrity Management - Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

As oil prices continue to be volatile and margins remain low, operators are becoming increasingly sensitive to risks associated with well safety, operations and maintenance.

This intensive Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course is designed to deepen your knowledge of well integrity management, and skills for designing, operating, and maintaining well equipment. The ultimate goal is to optimise productivity at the lowest Unit Operating Cost (UOC) and to maintain mechanical integrity throughout well life cycle.

Well Integrity management is looked at in three distinct stages. The first stage is during the well design which includes material selection, engineering design, cement design, coating and inhibitors and cathodic protection. The second stage is monitoring the well during the life of the well locating, possible leaks and/or loss of metal. The last stage is to manage and control any well integrity issues using specialised products, services and techniques.

To enable participants to understand the well integrity management principles and well integrity components during the lifecycle of the well and acquire the tools and methods to eliminate and/or mitigate the loss the well integrity during design, construction, and well operations.

The participants will also learn how to manage a well within its operating envelope which has lost it integrity.

  • Understand the Well Integrity international standards
  • Well barriers and their verification
  • Define the building blocks of a successful well integrity management programme
  • Define well integrity well categorization based on compliance to the barrier policy outlined in the regulations and develop an approach to risk management
  • Discuss well-completion design and construction to create a “integer” well with lowest life cycle maintenance cost from a WIM prospective
  • Monitoring and surveillance of well integrity (focus on cementing)
  • Monitoring and surveillance of well integrity (focus on corrosion)
  • Investigate and manage well integrity issues, causes & potential solutions
  • Understand repairs to address “Loss of Well Operating Envelope”
  • Understand Well Suspension & Well Abandonment

This VILT course has been developed for personnel directly responsible and or involved in Well Integrity, its design, verification and intervention should attend.

Suggested attendees include, but not limited to:

  • Completion Engineers
  • Drilling/completion/intervention engineers (including drilling supervisor and drilling superintendent)
  • HSE personnel.
  • Production Operation personnel (including OIM, Area Production supervisors)
  • Production Technologists
  • Well Integrity Management Engineers
  • Well Services Engineers

The VILT course will be delivered online in 5 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 5 Half-Day Sessions, 4 Hours Per Session (20 Hours in total).

Your Expert course instructor has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. During that time, he has worked exclusively in well intervention and completions. After a number of years working for intervention service companies (completions, slickline & workovers), he joined Shell as a well service supervisor. He was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of all well intervention work on Shell’s Persian/Arabian Gulf platforms. This included completion running, coil tubing, e-line, slickline, hydraulic workovers, well testing and stimulation operations. An office-based role as a senior well engineer followed.

He was responsible for planning, programming and organising of all the well engineering and intervention work on a number of fields in the Middle East. He had a brief spell as a Site Representative for Santos in Australia before joining Petro-Canada as Completions Superintendent in Syria, then moved to Australia as Completions Operations Superintendent for Santos, before returning to Shell as Field Supervisor Completions and Well Interventions in Iraq where he carried out the first ever formal abandonment of a well in the Majnoon Field. While working on rotation, He regularly taught Completion Practices, Well Intervention, Well Integrity and Reporting & Planning courses all over the world. In 2014, he started to focus 100% on training and became the Technical Director for PetroEDGE.

Since commencing delivering training courses in 2008, He has taught over 300 courses in 31 cities in 16 countries to in excess of 3,500 participants.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Good course and case study discussion

Senior Engineer – Drilling & Completion, Reliance Industries Limited (E&P)

It was a good experience. Relevancy with job description was very high and practical knowledge will help further in improvements inside the organization

Petroleum Engineer (Operations), MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas Co. B.V.

Well-experienced trainer with a lot of knowledge, analogy and experience shared in order to meet the participants' understanding

Well Integrity Engineer, Hibiscus Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited

I would like to thank the trainer for the good presentation, communication and sharing of his knowledge and experience with us. I would also like to thank the Operations staff for the good organization of the VILT course

Workover Manager, Scimitar Production Egypt Ltd

The trainer is very experienced and have the right capabilities to deliver his experience to the trainees. The planning and execution of the VILT programme was impressive and the Operations staff professionally make the experience so smooth and easy

Deputy Field Manager, Scimitar Production Egypt Ltd

I am really grateful for the opportunity to learn from an experienced professional who provides case studies in his presentation

Completion Engineer, CNOOC Uganda

The trainer is not only knowledgeable on the subject matter, but his presentation is fun and definitely not monotonous. Would definitely recommend anyone working in the oil and gas industry, especially operators to attend the course. In short, a short duration to gain enough knowledge to prevent a potential disaster.

Petroleum Engineer, Strike Energy

The trainer is a very experienced Well Integrity specialist. I've learned a lot since I have very limited knowledge in wells operations.

Senior Engineer, Technical Safety, PTTEP Sabah Oil

Thank you PetroEDGE for this training. The materials, presenter, interactive online quiz and the training duration were very nice and useful.

Completion Engineer, JOB Pertamina

Very useful course with deep dive into well integrity and associated aspects, led by a professional instructor.

Well Engineer, Arrow Energy

The course had insights on some industry practices on well integrity and it was very beneficial to see where my company is versus the market.

Senior Drilling Engineer, Hibiscus Technical Services Sdn Bhd

The trainer is excellent. He was successful in transferring knowledge to all the participants. He communicated very effectively with the participants and has shared many of his experience related to this training. It was a great experience for me.

Well Integrity Engineer, BP Indonesia

Great instructor. The course has certainly made me understand well integrity issues that may have been overloaded in our normal diagnostic work. Recommended for all production and petroleum engineers associated with production assets.

Senior Petroleum Engineer, Papuan Oil Search Ltd

It was a great course. I really enjoyed it. The trainer did a great job by combining complex well integrity topics with case studies and personal stories from his career.

Senior Production Technologist, QGC Shell

Engaging & interesting talk on something deemed as a “boring" subject.

Completion & Workover Engineer, OMV New Zealand Limited

The course is very useful, it discussed several problems related to well integrity, presented good solutions on solving walls problems. It added a lot to my knowledge, especially on important of MAAS, standards barriers, completion / well control equipment, procedures, HSE issues of risk assessment. The instructor is very helpful, provided a lot of examples on clarification of issues. He is professional in teaching the subject.

Well Intervention Manager, Daleel Petroleum

Very good course and the instructor has a very good experience.

Production Technologies, OOCEP

Experienced and vast knowledge instructor.

Senior Well Intervention Engineer, PETRONAS Carigali

“The course contents were perfectly planned, drafted and delivered in an excellent manner. Every aspect was highlighted and explained through practical examples and situations. Interaction via interactive platforms are also worth mentioning. Trainer is well-versed in the course and has delivered it to the best. I personally enjoyed and have learnt and gained a lot of knowledge through his expertise on the subject. A highly interactive session I would say.

Petroleum Engr II, MPCL

Great training!! Had a very informative and interactive session. Trainer has tremendous experience in well integrity and explained course content very well.

Production Engineer, MPCL

The course was relevant, informative and to the point. Mr. Duncan is the go-to-person for integrity management training.

Petroleum Engineer, MPCL