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Sustained Casing Pressure (SCP): Defining if a scenario needs intervention

Posted by Miguel Diaz on 10.06.2019

In this second part of my article series on SCP, I will discuss how to define whether you have an SCP scenario that needs intervention or not.

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Sustained casing pressure (SCP): When do we have a problem?

Posted by Miguel Diaz on 27.05.2019

When is Sustained Casing Pressure (SCP) an issue, how do we characterize an SCP scenario, and what are the options to cure it? Operators in the Middle East have proactively worked to define a...

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6 ways to prevent well integrity problems

Posted by Svein Normann on 07.08.2018

Well integrity or leaks have well safety and environmental aspects. But aspects related to production, reputation and asset value are also important.

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Gas migration: A potential disaster

Posted by Svein Normann on 24.07.2018

Gas migration is a well-known phenomenon in oil and gas wells around the world. Probably because it is very common. You must know what it is and how it occurs.

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How to reduce well integrity problems [Checklist]

Posted by Svein Normann on 27.03.2018

Well integrity (or leaks) have well safety and environmental aspects. You should also take aspects related to production, reputation and asset value into serious consideration.

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Effective ways of reducing well integrity problems

Posted by Svein Normann on 20.11.2017

 

Well integrity or leaks have well safety and environmental aspects. But aspects related to production, reputation and asset value are also important.

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Zonal isolation - what are effective alternatives to cement?

Posted by Jonny Haugen on 20.10.2017

Cement has been central to well integrity since 1906. Now, the oil companies are searching for new and better ways for zonal isolations in oil and gas wells. What are the trends and alternatives...

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Free water in cement slurries for oil and gas wells: Big trouble?

Posted by Svein Normann on 06.10.2017

A cement slurry is basically made up of dry cement mixed with water in a correct ratio. Free water (or free fluid) is not the best-known property of a cement slurry. It often gets overlooked, and...

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Cement Plugging: A nightmare waiting to happen?

Posted by Miguel Diaz on 21.09.2017

A ghost from the past started hunting me when I went through my files. Ashamed of what I discovered I decided to tell everyone, especially young engineers, what not to do when setting a cement...

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Lab tests to review when designing a “gas-tight” cement slurry

Posted by Miguel Diaz on 13.09.2017

In last week's article, we discussed the mechanism of gas migration through a cement slurry. What we left for this week are the three most important lab tests to review when designing a...

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