Virtual SPE Casing Deformation Summit

This year, the SPE Summit 'Casing Deformation During Fracturing of Unconventional Wells' will be delivered virtually. The summit aims to bring together industry experts to collaborate through knowledge sharing, root cause analyses & lessons learned with the intent of improving the understanding of deformation causes, prevention and remediation. The three day virtual event will kick off on March 23rd 2021.

The summit is intended for drilling, completions, production & well integrity engineers as well as other industry experts to share case studies, root cause analyses and lessons learned about completions-induced & early-well-life casing deformations. It is intended that the outcome of the summit will identify common causes, whether they are engineering, operational or geophysical in nature, and to form working groups that fully characterize the issues.

Gabriella Griffith, EV Technical Sales Advisor, will be delivering a virtual presentation at the summit. The presentation titled "Utilizing Downhole Video, Multi-sensor Technology, and Advanced 3D Modelling to Evaluate and Overcome Casing Deformation in Unconventional Wells" will be delivered during Session 4: Prediction & Monitoring at 10.30am (CST) on Wednesday 24th March.

Casing, liner or tubing can be deformed and damaged in various ways. These include shear deformation caused by fault re-activation, bending caused by uneven lateral loading, and ‘helical buckling’ of tubing due to unexpected mechanical issues or temperature & pressure changes. All these examples are of concern to operators due to restricted well access and potentially compromised pipe integrity. As industry leaders in downhole Visual Analytics, we find ourselves well positioned to provide evidence to characterize, understand and overcome this key challenge. 

Further information on the summit can be found on the SPE website.

Pipe Deformation Analysis (PDA) - Comprehensive Evaluation of Wellbore Deformation

Pipe Deformation Analysis is EV Epidote’s proprietary, in-house developed method of analysing caliper data to better define the 3D geometry of tubulars that are sheared, buckled or deformed by other mechanisms.

Whether a result of changes in temperature, pressure or tectonic forces, wellbore deformation may result in serious downhole issues such as restricted access for interventions or the loss of well integrity, and could ultimately lead to premature well abandonment. Quantified visual assessment and advanced computer modelling techniques provide the definitive data for de-risking well interventions.