Assessing Well Integrity Risk: A Qualitative Model

Recorded On: 03/23/2017

For successful delivery of Well Integrity, there needs to be an understanding of the risks that can cause undesirable events such as safety hazards or loss of containment. Performing a risk assessment on a well, or type of well, will help determine and rank the potential risks and provide information that allows limited resources to be applied in the most effective manner. The main objectives of performing a risk assessment include:

  • Follow a formal process to assess risk consistently and to enable comparison between well barrier failure mode scenarios;
  • Qualitatively assess well barrier failure risk for every segment of a well;
  • Document suggestions that are offered by the risk assessment team for mitigating well barrier failure risk; and
  • Provide a report of the methodology, failure mode scenarios, risk ranking, and potential mitigation actions for use as a reference tool for managing well integrity on a routine basis.

Attend this webinar to gain additional insights into these risks and the Well Integrity Risk Assessment Model.

This webinar will cover topics that apply to both Completions and Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical disciplines.

Jerry Dethlefs

Well Integrity and Diagnostics Engineer

Mr. Dethlefs is a Well Integrity and Diagnostics Engineer, retired from ConocoPhillips after 27 years with the company and 36 years in the oil & gas industry. His experience includes well operations, intervention, production operations, and drilling. For the past 18 years his focus has been on well integrity issues including policy, diagnostics, best practices, program management, risk assessments and regulatory compliance. Jerry has managed Well Integrity programs in both an operating unit (Alaska) and at the corporate level (Global Wells, Houston, Texas). Jerry has been an active contributor to SPE and industry forums. He was a Distinguished Lecturer during the 2010-2011 tour season and is a Technical Paper Reviewer. In addition, he has authored or co-authored papers on well integrity issues, provided training seminars and has been an SPE Well Integrity conference committee member. Jerry was also a committee member for Well Integrity documents API 90 and 91, and ISO 16530. Jerry has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in General Engineering, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE, Environmental) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Oregon State University.


03/23/2017 at 9:30 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 03/23/2017
03/23/2017 at 9:30 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 03/23/2017 Scheduled for 90 minutes.
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