Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) - Understanding the Importance of a Well Integrity Management System

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Well Integrity is concerned with constructing a well with a system of physical barriers to prevent the unplanned movement of fluids within a well and preventing unplanned release into the environment. In the subsurface part of a well, the intent is to prevent unplanned flow between formations and especially the flow of hydrocarbons into water bearing zones. At the surface (land, seabed or platform), containment of the well bore fluids is normally achieved with valves and manifolds, typically comprising a wellhead and Xmas Tree.

Following this Micro VILT, participants will understand why an Effective Well Integrity Management System is required to ensure that Well Barriers are designed and constructed with a number of elements selected to meet the required performance criteria. These elements are often the casing, cementing, completion components, wellhead and Xmas Tree. For a Barrier to be considered effective, it and its elements need to be tested and verified both upon installation and at intervals during the well’s lifetime. Monitoring and management of well barriers during the life of a well is referred to as Well Integrity Management

Various Bespoke Software Systems exist as well as some IOC In-House systems. Participants will be shown some real live examples as well as sample reports that the various government regulators and industry bodies require to be submitted on a regular basis.

The key to successful Well Integrity Management includes:

  1. Organisational Competency
  2. Developing proactive rather than reactive well integrity management
  3. Designing for the Life Cycle – Embedding well integrity in the equipment design
  4. Solid well construction practices and well life cycle management
  5. Management commitment


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules in this Micro VILT:

Module 1: Overview

  1. Design & Construction
  2. Understanding the Barrier Envelopes
  3. Verifying Barriers & Acceptance Criteria

Module 2: Operating the Well

  1. Planned Preventative Maintenance & Testing
  2. Well Failure Model
  3. Management of Change

Module 3: Visible Reporting Systems

  1. KPIs, League tables, Regulator requirements
  2. Management of Data
  3. Understanding Loss of Containment Planning

Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Regulation based discussion.
  2. Group exercises.
  3. Slide presentation.
  4. The break out group discussion was very helpful.
  5. Reasons why WIMS is needed, elements of WIMS, and typical gaps of them.

Invaluable for production, operations, and integrity professionals involved in implementing & managing well integrity and seeking to improve performance. It is also essential for those who need to develop and implement such systems, or who have a general need to know and understand more about well integrity management. The Micro VILT will also provide a fresh approach for senior professionals and managers.

Designed for professionals in the oil and gas industry who are involved in the design, construction and operation of wells from the following disciplines:

  • Production Maintenance
  • Production Operations
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Safety engineering
  • Well Intervention
  • Well Integrity Engineering
  • Asset Management

Gordon Duncan 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, Gordon 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, Gordon 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.
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The VILT was well organised and presented, and the instructor was well prepared to teach this 4-hour short course.

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