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NEW WORKSHOP: Power Plays: Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications

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Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications

January 12, 2018

Course Overview
This course provides an overview of the considerations, key factors, industry guidelines and practices, examples, and field experience related to the design and integrity of geothermal wells.

The course content was developed based on C-FER’s extensive experience with thermal well design and integrity topics associated with the heavy oil and bitumen recovery methods of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS). While the majority of the principles presented are general to thermal wells, where applicable, differences and examples of geothermal wells will be presented to tailor the course to well designers, operators and other stakeholders in the geothermal energy industry.

Topics Covered
This introductory, one-day course will cover the following:

  • Overview of key material properties and damage mechanisms of casing and liner tubular steels, and wellbore cements;
  • Casing and liner design approach and basis (materials, connections);
  • Cement blend options;
  • Thermal wellheads, options;
  • Impacts of production/injection completion design;
  • Well integrity management programs;
  • Inspection and condition monitoring, damage, mitigation and repair options and experience; and
  • On-going challenges, industry initiatives, and areas of research and development.

Who Should Attend
This course has been designed for anyone looking for an overview of thermal and geothermal well design and integrity.

You Will Learn
At the end of this course, students will gain an improved understandings and appreciation for:

  • Key factors and considerations involved in the design, construction and integrity management of thermal wells;

  • How various aspects of a geothermal well’s life impact and influence thermal well design and integrity; and
  • Experience based on thermal enhanced oil recovery challenges, areas of advancement, current industry initiatives and areas of research.

Agenda at a Glance

  • Thermal Well Design, Regulatory Requirements & Industry Practices
    • Thermal Well Design and Equipment Selection
  • Thermal Well Construction, and Integrity Management
    • Casing, Tubulars and Liners
    • Wellheads and Other Completion Equipment
    • Wellbore Integrity: Overview
    • Wellbore Integrity: Mitigation and Repair
    • On-going Research and Industry Initiatives


Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications
Southern Methodist University campus, Dallas, Texas
January 10-11, 2018

Power Plays will advance the understanding of geothermal resources in conjunction with waste-heat and direct-use applications, providing attendees with strategies for developing this clean energy reserve. Join others with expertise in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the geothermal, oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors to explore economic solutions for geothermal energy at the 2018 SMU Power Plays conference. 

Pre-conference Workshop

Coal and Geothermal: A Path Forward,
January 10, 2018

Post-conference Workshop

Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications
January 12, 2018

C-FER Technologies is hosting this workshop which provides an overview of thermal and geothermal well design and integrity. Topics include casing, tubulars, liners, wellheads, and wellbore integrity. 

Event Details

Name: Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications
Date: January 10-11, 2018 Location: SMU campus, Dallas, Texas
Social Media: Twitter | Facebook | #SMUPowerPlays
Contact: Maria Richards,, 214-768-1975 

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