SPE Online Education
Understanding & Defining Well Barriers for Well Integrity
Recorded On: 04/10/2019
The terms "Well Barrier" and "2 Independent Barriers" are used throughout well integrity management literature. However, there are misunderstandings as to what truly constitutes a Barrier and what are 2 Barriers, as opposed to 2 isolations or redundancy. Physical Barriers, their construction or installation and verification against performance criteria are the foundation of establishing and maintaining a well's integrity. Understanding how a system of components (barrier elements) is used to establish a barrier can become complex especially when there are multiple sources each requiring their own containment. This webinar will discuss and review fundamental concepts, to bring some clarity to these essential topics.
Founder/Managing Director, Wellbarrier
Mr. Fjagesund is the Founder and Managing Director of Wellbarrier, a company providing well barrier/well integrity software solutions and services. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering and has worked with well integrity issues since 1998.
Mr. Fjagesund worked with Flopetrol / Schlumberger from 1980 to 1991, doing well testing in Saudi Arabia and holding management positions in Brunei, Italy and Norway. He has worked as an independent consultant since 1992; mainly working with Norsk Hydro and Statoil on intelligent completion, well integrity and drilling and well management systems.
Tore co-founded Wellbarrier in 2007 and is currently employed by Schlumberger to run the Wellbarrier business, following its acquisition. In addition to working with well integrity issues, he has set up management systems for drilling and well operations for several national oil companies in Norway and is a co-author of the Norsok D-010 standard.
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