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ENERGY CHANGEMAKERS: I Know my Well is Bent: What Now?
May 2, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am$55.00 – $75.00
Welcome to CHOA LEARNS: Energy Changemakers!
This year-long series of short, interactive talks will feature scientists and leaders who are shaping the future of Canadian energy. Talks will present unique insight gained on the leading edge of energy innovation.
We kicked off this series on February 16th with discussion of new (and previously overlooked) opportunities for geothermal energy. Upcoming topics will include CCUS, solvent innovation, and more. Participants will directly shape this series by choosing future topics to explore.
All talks will also include dedicated time to network and learn from each other.
Let’s get together for breakfast and learn something new!
CHOA LEARNS: ENERGY CHANGEMAKERS presents:
I Know my Well is Bent: What Now?
Presentation by John Runciman, Drilling and Completion, C-FER Technologies Inc.
Thermal enhanced oil recovery methods (such as CSS and SAGD) cause changes in formation stress and pore pressure that can induce formation movements which deform (e.g. shear) well tubulars. The resulting local offsets of the casing axis may result in significant curvatures (e.g. 800°/30 m over less than 1 m) and tubular ovalization, hindering well operations and presenting a threat to well integrity. Multi-finger caliper data can be post-processed to quantify and identify a deformation once detected, but how can this information be used to inform intervention decisions? For example, common questions may include:
(i) What are the implications of a deformation on drift diameter?;
(ii) what is the maximum liner diameter that could be installed to re-establish well integrity?;
(iii) how will the resulting offset impact connection sealability; and
(iv) when should the well be abandoned?
This breakfast event will show attendees how these questions can be answered and provide an opportunity to discuss the challenge of well deformation management in a collaborative environment.
John Runciman is a Research Engineer in the Drilling and Completion department of C-FER Technologies. His work focuses on well integrity analyses in arctic, geothermal, offshore, thermal, and unconventional fields across the globe. He manages C-FER’s multi-finger caliper deformation software Well Xplore, and coordinates the Subsurface Thermal Integrity Group consisting of Canadian thermal operators. He also serves as a project manager and engineer for full-scale testing of client-designed completion technologies at operating conditions (including high-pressure high-temperature), and develops custom well integrity analysis software products for client-specific needs. Outside of C-FER he is a committee member of the SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium and SPE Edmonton Section Membership Chairperson.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This breakfast event is intended for well integrity, completion, servicing and production engineers; as well as, the staff of logging service companies, related equipment manufacturers, and deformation mitigation and repair service providers.
WHERE: The Calgary Petroleum Club
WHEN: May 2nd, 2023 – 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
The presentation is followed by a networking session.
The ticket includes a breakfast buffet.