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ONLINE: Cementing Operations (DRI942)


    This course covers the knowledge required to be able to understand a cementing program. It is therefore ideal for drilling engineers or/and supervisors/superintendents.
    During a cementing job decisions have to be taken sometimes quickly (e.g. stop displacement or not). It is therefore important for the operations staff to understand the consequences of their decisions. Many problems on cementing jobs are due to the operator changes in the cementing program.

    However, a minimum of technical knowledge is required to understand (and eventually write) a cementing program (materials, additives and the physics of placement and displacement). This will also be covered during the course.

    Course Structure: 5 modules of 4 hours each, delivered over 5 days
    Each day will consist of 1 module, which will be no more than 4 hours in length, with multiple breaks.

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Benoit Vidick

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A drilling engineer, supervisor or superintendent
    • A rig supervisor
    • A company man / fluid superintendent

    Basic knowledge of cementing is required.

    How we build your confidence

    The course and the teaching are built for operational staff. As many case studies as possible are presented and participants are encouraged to bring their own. Most of the presentation is made up of going through examples. Exercises are used during the teaching.
    The interaction between the instructor (more the person sharing his knowledge) and the participants is critical. Therefore questions are more than welcome, even if they interrupt the sequence at which the modules are presented.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
    • The knowledge to understand and challenge a cementing program
    • The consequences of very common actions taken during a cementing job
    • Proper ways to evaluate a cementing job using non-logging techniques


    • Knowledge of the material and product used
    • Understanding of laboratory tests and how to read properly a laboratory report
    • Understanding of the tests done on the cement slurry and the set cement
    • Rules of cement placement
    • What are the cementing job’s most common failures
    • API rules to control sustained casing pressure (gas migration)
    • Evaluation of cement jobs using non logging techniques
    • Cementing equipment
    • Understanding of the mechanical properties of the set cement
    • Basic Understanding of sonic and ultrasonic logging
    • Proper cement plug design and placement
    • What is cement integrity?
    • What are / should be the company man expectations
    • Lost circulation, squeeze cementing (optional, on request)



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