Drilling Operations

Introduction to Barrier Management and Well Integrity  

In this course we will look at barrier management
and well integrity, including all relevant processes, systems, solutions and measures that are put in place throughout the initial implementation, producing life and subsequent abandonment of a well.

What's included?

Course Description 

When discussing the integrity of an oil well, the main purpose of barrier management is to establish and maintain barriers that reduce risk.

In this course we will look at barrier management and well integrity, including all relevant processes, systems, solutions and measures that are put in place throughout the initial implementation, producing life and subsequent abandonment of a well.

We will also explain well control and the associated risks involved with maintaining well integrity.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the role of barrier management in maintaining well integrity

  • Define the key terms associated with barrier management

  • Describe the well barriers and 'envelopes' associated with primary and secondary well control

  • Explain how human behaviour and non-technical barriers can influence well integrity

  • Describe the role that risk assessment plays in maintaining well integrity