Registration Opens for GRC/SPE Joint Workshop 

Special Workshop on High-Temperature Well Cementing will explore Synergies between the Geothermal and Oil and Gas Industries 

(Davis, California, USA) Registration is now open for a special workshop on High-Temperature Well Cementing, to be held March 30-April 1, 2020 in San Diego, California, USA. 


The workshop is being jointly organized by the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and will be held at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel on the downtown San Diego waterfront. 


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. 


The GRC and the SPE have decided that a joint workshop would enable both industries to share their experiences, technologies, technical procedures and best practices on this important aspect of well completion. The workshop will highlight cement formulae and slurry blends, placement methods, remedial procedures and result evaluations. Case studies will be discussed and analyzed. 


All drilling personnel, both geothermal and oil & gas drilling and production engineers, wellsite supervisors, cementing engineers and interested personnel are welcome to attend and participate. 


Early birds who register before March 1, 2020 pay only $990 as GRC or SPE members or $1,090 as non-members. In addition, by booking and staying at the Wyndham San Diego Bay Hotel under the GRC room block, the GRC will refund your workshop registration by $50 per night for up to 3 nights booked/paid. 


Registration is available on a special GRC website at where an agenda, hotel reservation and other information is available. 




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