Well Cementing in HPHT (High-Pressure & High-Temperature)

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Well Cementing in HPHT
(High-Pressure & High-Temperature)

Principles, Challenges and Solutions

Well Cementing in HPHT (High-Pressure & High-Temperature)

Scheduled Dates


22 - 26 Apr 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
05 - 09 Aug 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
25 - 29 Nov 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The increasing need for drilling High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) wells necessitates enhanced technology to surmount the challenges posed by HPHT conditions. The integrity of the cementation represents one of the most crucial and essential components in HPHT wells.

This PetroKnowledge training course offers comprehensive insights into the critical aspects of cementing in HPHT wells. Participants will be equipped with in-depth knowledge and practical skills essential for navigating the complexities associated with cementing processes in challenging HPHT conditions. The training course delves into the fundamentals of well construction. Moreover, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the specific challenges posed by HPHT wells, including the effects of temperature and pressure, gas migration, low annular clearance, and degradation of set cement sheath. This provides practical remedies and solutions to address these challenges effectively. A significant focus is placed on cement slurry design for HPHT wells, exploring the challenges associated with slurry design, various cement types, additives, and the stability of cement systems. Also, this incorporates real-life case studies, promoting a thorough understanding of potential issues and effective solutions in the field.

This training course will highlight:

  • Cementing Overview
  • HPHT Wells Construction
  • Cementing Challenges & Remedy in HPHT Wells
  • Cement Slurry Design for HPHT Wells

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will:

  • Master the design, and evaluation of cementing jobs
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge and practical skills tailored for HPHT conditions
  • Acquire practical solutions for HPHT-specific challenges
  • Attain expertise in designing cement slurries for High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) wells, addressing challenges with various cement types and additives
  • Apply learned skills to analyse and solve real-world case studies

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is tailored for a diverse range of professionals within the oil and gas industry, including:

  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Well Construction Personnel
  • Cementing Service Personnel
  • Project Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

In this PetroKnowledge training course, meticulously organised slides, enhanced with animations, are utilised to delve into crucial topic areas. Each attendee will receive a hardcopy handbook and a digital PDF version of the presentation materials. Furthermore, the educational plan includes an evaluation stage both before and after the training course, carefully crafted to measure the depth of participants' understanding, thereby boosting the overall efficacy of the learning experience.

Organisational Impact

Organisation will gain (direct and indirect) the following: 

  • Employees' increased proficiency in well cementing for HPHT conditions directly enhances the organisation's technical capabilities
  • Directly reduces operational risks by equipping personnel with the knowledge to address challenges specific to HPHT wells, ensuring a safer and more secure work environment
  • Improves efficiency in well construction and cementing processes, minimising downtime and optimising productivity
  • Contributes to cost savings by preventing potential issues and minimising the need for corrective actions, leading to more streamlined operations
  • Builds a positive organisational reputation through improved compliance, employee morale, and project outcomes, contributing to long-term success and recognition within the industry

Personal Impact

Personnel will gain the following:

  • Develop specialised expertise in well cementing, specifically tailored for High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) conditions
  • Acquire practical skills in designing and executing cementing jobs, addressing challenges unique to HPHT wells
  • The acquired knowledge and skills will boost the confidence of personnel, enabling them to navigate complex tasks with assurance
  • The enhanced capabilities open doors to career growth within the organisation and the broader industry
  • Beyond professional gains, individuals will experience holistic development, gaining insights and capabilities applicable to both their roles and personal growth

Daily Agenda

Day One: Cementing Overview
  • Introduction
  • Casing String Design, Equipment & Running
  • Fluids & Cementing Hydraulics
  • Job Simulation & Design
  • Temperature Prediction and Displacement Efficiency
  • Job Execution & Evaluation
Day Two: HPHT Wells Construction
  • Well Planning
  • Subsurface Equipment and Tools
  • Well Control
  • Drilling Operational Procedures
  • Well Completion / Testing
  • Contingency Planning
Day Three: Cementing Challenges & Remedy in HPHT Wells
  • Effect of Temperature
  • Effect of Pressure
  • Gas Migration
  • Low Annular Clearance
  • Degradation of Set Cement Sheath
  • HPHT Cementing Remedy
Day Four: Cement Slurry Design for HPHT Wells
  • Challenges of HPHT Slurry Design
  • Cement Types
  • Additives
  • Stability of Cement System
  • Laboratory Tests
 Day Five: Case Studies
  • Micro-annulus Isolation problem
  • High angle (deviation) well
  • Interruption in cement sheath
  • Gas migration
  • Changes in P&T throughout well’s life
  • High-pressure well/kick-off plug


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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