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

About this Training Course

This intensive VILT course is designed to provide participants with a thorough knowledge of well integrity management and risk assessment in producing assets. Based on the regulatory requirements and using real examples and exercises from around the world, this represents best practice integrity management within the oil and gas industry.

When to take action with a well is a critical decision, both from a safety and economic perspective. A consistent approach to decision-making provides certainty within the organisation, focusing effort, and spending wisely. The decision-making steps will be set out to ensure all critical aspects are captured consistently. Risk analysis approaches used by different organisations and examples of risk management and risk-ranking methods will be discussed.

By the end of this VILT, participants will be able to understand the well integrity management principles and risk management processes that have to be applied for assurance of well integrity within a hydrocarbon production environment.

By the end of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT), participants will be able to:

  • Define the building blocks of a successful well integrity management programme, annulus pressure management, the equipment items, their performance standards, field data collection requirements, and methodology for data analysis
  • Demonstrate the benefits of risk analysis, and share methods applied across the industry
  • Develop an approach to risk management
  • How do we “Make Wells Safer”. Learn about emerging technologies for well integrity problem diagnosis and new techniques tried for well repair
  • Define the basic elements of well integrity management training for field operators
  • Focus on well design elements that enhance or hinder well integrity status definition during the operating phase of the well life-cycle
  • Illustrate the demonstrable benefits of well integrity management from field experience

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) is invaluable for production, operations, and integrity professionals involved in implementing and 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 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

The VILT will be delivered online in 8 sessions consisting 3.5 hours per day (GMT+8 Malaysia Time), with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day. Some exercises will cover Barriers during Interventions & Workovers and Key Audit/Inspection Points as well as illustrate the Contents of a Well Integrity Management System. The Final Day exercise will be syndicate based where participants will need to identify key “Well Integrity” risks to a well as it passes through its life cycle based on a Case Study.

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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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

I recommend the course to everyone working on well integrity.

WRM Team Lead, Cekap Technical Services Sdn Bhd

Excellent training course which helped me gained a lot of knowledge in well integrity.

Senior Completion Engineer, Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company

A good course which gave a 360 degrees view on Well Integrity Management, taught by a well-experienced trainer. This is definitely a MUST-ATTEND course for Well and PT Communities.

Production Technologist, PETRONAS Carigali Iraq Holdings

The course is a must for anybody serious about promoting well integrity leadership.

Well Integrity Engineer, SPD LLC

Well Integrity Management presented in a highly effective manner including covering of day-to-day real situations. The experience sharing between trainer and participants is excellent.

Well Integrity Engineer, Talisman Malaysia

Full of knowledge. Expert Course.

IT Well Data Controller, Occidental Oil and Gas International

Excellent course for “Well Integrity Management” and excellent teaching skills.

Well Operation’s Technical Advisor, Occidental Oil and Gas International