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ONLINE: Cement Integrity (DRI943)


    Cement log interpretation is often left to the logging company. There is very little input from the cementing engineers. So the decision to do an eventual remedial job is very often difficult to take. The objective of this course is to give the drilling engineer / company man / fluid specialist the knowledge required to challenge the log interpretation for a wiser decision on hypothetical remedial jobs.

    Course Structure: 3 modules of 4 hours each, delivered over 3 days
    Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 4 hours in length with multiple breaks.

    Course Level: Advanced
    Duration: 3 days
    Instructor: Benoit Vidick

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A drilling engineer
    • A company man
    • A fluid specialist or superintendent

    How we build your confidence

    This course will use a lot of logging examples and participants are strongly encouraged to present their own logs.
    One full day is devoted to an exercise: Participants will have to answer to some completion questions (perforate? What depth? Do something different on the next jobs?) based on a real case history. The instructor will play the role of the cementing company.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
    • The sonic and ultrasonic logs
    • The cementing job parameters which can affect cement logs
    • Other non-logging techniques which can be used to evaluate a cement job


    • Cementing job process recap (most important steps: hole conditions, mud circulation, stand-off, gel strength and pipe annulus displacement)
    • Cement integrity – definition, critical set cement properties
    • Non-logging cement evaluation
    • Sonic and ultrasonic log interpretation rules
    • Integrated exercise
    • Other log examples interpretation
    • Cement plugs, integrity issues, API and local rules



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