Cement Remediation 


This one day training course focuses on the repair of channels, voids and leaks in a cemented wellbore. Poor cement coverage and lack of zonal isolation in the casing-borehole annulus often leads to production of undesired fluids and reduced hydrocarbons production, disposal problems, reservoir pressure decline, loss of hydrocarbon reserves and other problems. Objective of the course is to evaluate and discuss various technologies used to repair wellbore communication paths due to wellbore aging that can develop allowing fluid to migrate from the high pressure downhole strata through leakage paths in the cement containment.

Learning Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Course Length

1 Day

Why You Should Attend

Poor cement coverage and inadequate zonal isolation affects nearly every aspect of a well during its life. This course will give participants a better understanding of some critical well safety and integrity issues and methods to repair wells that have reliability issues, including sustained casing pressure (SCP).

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for asset managers, drilling and completion engineers, petroleum engineers and geologists, independent producers, production managers and engineers, reservoir managers and engineers, field supervisors, company executives and officials, field personnel with operating and service companies.


0.8 CEUs.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received by SPE in writing on or before 4 October 2013 for refund of registration fees, less $75.00 administration fee. Send your request by fax to (972) 852.9292, by email to registration@spe.org or by mail SPE Canada Registration, 900 521 – 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 3T3 Canada. No refunds AFTER 4 October 2013.


William K. (Bill) Ott, PE is an independent, international petroleum consultant based in both Houston and Singapore and a registered professional engineer in Texas with more than 40 years of well completion and workover experience. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2007–2008 and has conducted technical petroleum industry courses worldwide. He has written numerous technical papers relating to well completions and workovers, and is coauthor of the popular World Oil Modern Sandface Completion Practices Handbook and World Oil Downhole Remediation for Mature Oil & Gas Fields Handbook.  Ott holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri.