GRC and SPE Launch Joint Virtual Well Cementing Workshop 

High-Temperature Well Cementing and Integrity - Exploring Geothermal and Oil and Gas Synergies 

(Mount Laurel, NJ) August 1, 2020 — The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and the 

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) are joining forces to co-host a special two-part workshop 

on High-Temperature Well Cementing and Integrity. Part I of this workshop will be held virtually, 

on September 14 - 16, 2020, and Part II will be held in June 2021 in San Diego, California. 


Geothermal wells experience high temperatures at very shallow depths and are required to 

cement casing across the entire length of each casing string set in the well. The large 

temperature variations over the lifecycle of thermal oil recovery wells, and the very high 

temperatures of high-pressure/high-temperature (HP-HT) oil & gas wells drilled to ever greater 

depths, continue to push cement selection and placement technologies. All of these 

environments pose unique challenges to successful well completion. Cementing is crucial to 

ensure proper well integrity for the life of production and injection wells in these HT applications. 


Co-hosting this educational workshop will enable both GRC and SPE to share their 

experiences, technologies, technical procedures, and best practices on this important aspect of 

well completion with their respective industries. The workshop will highlight cement formulae 

and slurry blends, placement methods, remedial procedures, and result evaluations. Case 

studies will also be discussed and analyzed. 


Part I’s new virtual experience opens the world of geothermal up to a wider range of industry 

professionals who can now attend the workshop without having to leave their home or office. The 

GRC and SPE are committed to providing attendees with an in-depth workshop that shares the 

latest technical innovations, advancements, and best practices in geothermal. All sessions are 

designed to maximize the exchange of information and ideas between attendees and 

presenters through brief technical presentations followed by interactive Q&A periods. 


“It’s exciting to have our High-Temperature Well-Cementing workshop going virtual in 

September so that we can continue working through the difficulties of COVID-19 to get part of 

our robust program presented to folks and give everybody the opportunity to come together,” 

says Will Pettitt, GRC Executive Director. “It’s also exciting this is a joint workshop between 

GRC and SPE, two leading professional and trade associations in the geothermal and O&G 

industries respectfully, at a time of increasing interest in geothermal technologies and covering 

an important topic that interests professionals across both industries.” 


We invite all drilling personnel, both geothermal and oil & gas drilling, and production engineers, 

well-site supervisors, cementing engineers, and interested personnel to attend and participate in 

this workshop. 


To register for the virtual workshop or to learn more, please visit . Follow GRC for updates about this workshop on 

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About the Geothermal Resources Council 

Founded in 1972, the GRC is a California-based, non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. It is the world’s 

largest direct-membership geothermal professional and industry association and has an 

international footprint. The GRC ‘s mission is to champion the geothermal industry by providing 

education and robust information. For more information, please visit 


About the Society of Petroleum Engineers 

SPE is a not-for-profit professional association whose more than 153,000 members in 143 

countries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. SPE is a key resource for 

technical knowledge providing publications, events, training courses, and online resources at .