|Practical Drilling Skills - PDS|
|Casing and Cementing - CAC|
|Primary Cementing - Cementing I - PCE|
|Cementing Practices - Cementing II - CEP|
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jerry Calvert, Kirk Harris, Steve Metcalf, Robert (Bob) Sepulvado
Cementing is a very important phase of the well construction plan. Operating company personnel must have a good working knowledge of cements, cementing additives, and placement procedures. The use of temperature modeling, computer programs used for job design, and placement of the cement has caused some operating companies to retain a cement service company representative on a full-time basis to assist in the overall cementing operations. The operator is critical to the success of the job. This course covers the importance of the cement sheath integrity during the life of the well, which will require additional mechanical properties of the cement sheath than just the unconfined compressive strength in many cases. The parameters that the cement sheath will be subjected to must be considered. There are a number of joint industry projects addressing this area of work. The course covers the use of cement formulations, cement additives, casing hardware, cement blending, on-site mixing equipment, and a well-planned job procedure. Cementing guidelines that aid in overall job performance will be covered.
"All very interesting. Very good." - Professional LA, Colombia
"All subjects in the class were very useful. I did like all the aspects of the class." - Drilling Supervisor, Angola
Operating company and service company personnel responsible for planning, overseeing, and executing cementing operations.
You Will Learn:
MR. D.G. (JERRY) CALVERT has worked with DX-Sunray Oil, Dowell, and Mobil. During his 40 plus years in the oil industry, he has remained active working with API, SPE, ISO TC67 WC2, and as a consultant in the areas of cementing and lost circulation. Mr. Calvert worked in both upstream and downstream operations, and has spent the last 35 years in the area of well cementing. Mr. Calvert has served on API committee 10 (presently Subcommittee 10) on Well cements since 1967 and was chairperson from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Calvert is presently active on API Subcommittee 10 Well Cements and ISO Work Group 2 on Well Cements. He is a 35-year plus member of SPE and authored or co-authored over 20 SPE papers. He also served on the JPT editorial committee. Mr. Calvert is presently serving on a joint API/MMS committee to write a series of documents to cover cementing practices in the Gulf of Mexico. The first document 'Cementing Shallow Water Flows in Deep Water' has been completed and issued as API RP 65 dated September 2002. He holds a BS in Chemistry from Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
MR. KIRK HARRIS is the global cementing specialist for Talisman Energy and is based in The Woodlands, TX. Prior to his current position, Kirk was the global specialist for Occidental Petroleum. He began his career with Halliburton where he worked as a cementer, research engineer, and technical specialist. Kirk has supervised cementing operations in more than thirty countries, including the areas of deep water, unconventional plays, geothermal, and HPHT wells. Other areas of technical expertise include cement design, shoe test analysis, gas migration control, and bond log interpretation. He has written several papers, taught numerous cementing courses, and has held six cementing patents. Kirk graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering.
MR. STEVE METCALF has worked in the petroleum industry for approximately 40 years in both service and operating companies in Texas and Oklahoma. Within his career, he held various research and engineering positions, including 11 years in Acid Research. With Baker Hughes, he held the position of Senior Engineering Advisor with a primary focus in Production Enhancement. He also spent nearly seven years as the Technical Manager in the Permian Basin area for Baker Hughes US Land Pressure Pumping in Midland, TX. In addition to facilitating a variety of top tier, engaging learning events for PetroSkills, Steve owns an independent consulting company, Dead Branch Consulting LLC. Mr. Metcalf has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, with a double minor in Mathematics and Physics from Emporia State University. He also has a Master's of Science Degree in Physical Chemistry from Kansas State University. Steve is a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma since 1988, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1977, and has co-authored over 60 papers in the areas of cementing, acidizing, and fracturing. In addition, Mr. Metcalf is an inventor and co-inventor on six US patents.
MR. BOB SEPULVADO is a professional engineer with over 35 years in the upstream oil and gas industry. He has vast experience in frontline and operations management, change management, personnel development, operational efficiency, team chemistry, annual budgeting, and monthly forecasting. He has a passion for developing personnel for leadership and technical roles. Bob has spent almost half his career working in field operations in the high pressure pumping services; specifically cementing, fracturing, and acidizing. He has worked domestically in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia, and Ohio. Internationally he has worked in West Africa along with spending time in the Middle East, Australia, China, Mexico and Indonesia. Bob has worked as a Cement Technical Instructor while with Halliburton. He has also worked in a technology environment where he was a Global Advisor for Cementing followed by time as a Manager for a Global Technical Services team. Bob has a BS degree in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University along with a Master's degree in Engineering and Technology Management from Oklahoma State University. Bob is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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