High precision testing and accurate research are the core of well integrity understanding and improvement. Through novel concepts and investigation methods aimed to increase knowledge and deliver a balanced mix of science and expertise, the Well Integrity Laboratory has been diligent in its research and has been sharing their findings at conferences around the world.
SPE Latin America and Caribbean Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference, Oct. 19-20, 2016, Lima, Peru
MPGE Associate Professor Catalin Teodoriu joined experts exploring technology to optimize heavy and extra-heavy oil development while reducing costs and minimizing social and environmental impact. He presented an original completion technique facilitating CO2 injection while improving the sealing ability in the annular space of a well, and an experimental work on how temperature cycling influences cement properties.
- Ichim, A. Marquez, C. Teodoriu – How Accurate is Your Well Integrity? A Discussion About the Surface Casing Integrity Under Temperature Loading in Heavy Oil Fields (SPE 181154)
- C. Teodoriu, A. Marquez, A.C. Ichim – A Low-Cost Completion Technique for Simultaneous Steam and CO2 Injection in Heavy Oil Reservoirs (SPE 181194)
SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2016, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Adonis Ichim, a master’s student studying under Teodoriu, joined the thermal community in Canada to share new insights into increasing heat transfer efficiency in thermal wells, and to provide an assessment of well integrity as a result of poorly run casing and cementing.
- Ichim, C. Teodoriu – Revisiting Thermal Well Integrity through a Closer Look at Casing-Cement-Formation Interaction (SPE 182525)
- Ichim, C. Teodoriu – Reflections on Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient with Application to Thermal Well Design (SPE 182531)
42nd Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Feb. 13-14, 2017, Stanford, California
The Stanford Geothermal Workshop (SGW) is a pioneering event that brings together engineers, scientists and managers involved in geothermal development. Based on previous experience and new research ideas, two papers were presented at SGW on mitigating potential problems during the production phase of geothermal resources and enhancing the efficiency of these wells through better design and placement:
- Ichim, C. Teodoriu, G. Falcone – The Influence of Remedial Cementing on Thermal Well Design with Applications to Wellbore Integrity
- Teodoriu, A. Ichim, G. Falcone – Design Optimization of Geothermal Wells Using an Improved Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
Sharing of the Well Integrity Laboratory’s research is critical to the continuing development and success of the lab and, also, to the development and success of the students who perform their research there. With thanks to the generosity of OU’s Graduate College, Adonis was able to attend the Stanford Geothermal Workshop through the Bullard Conference Presentation and Creative Exhibition Travel Grant.