April 12-14, 2023
Cement Evaluation from the Basics to the Advanced
Instructor: Gary Frisch
Course description: The evaluation of cement bonding and zonal isolation is a challenge that the oil and gas industry face as wells are drilled deeper and within more hostile environments. This seminar will cover the use of both sonic and ultrasonic tools to determine the presence or lack of a cement sheath. The quality of the cement sheath is not only important for completion efforts but may also be needed to satisfy regulatory requirements. The cement Basic tool theory, quality control, interpretation of field logs, and methods of evaluating both complex cements and difficult environments will be covered. Both new and well abandonments cement examples will be examined and evaluated.
Speaker Bio:Gary Frisch has over 34 years of experience in creating, developing, interpretation of petrophysical data concentrating in the cased hole environment. He is a recognized expert in production logging, formation compaction, cement evaluation, and casing inspection. Gary has provided seminars, training and evaluation for these subject for both internal clients as well as major oil companies throughout the world for Halliburton. Currently he provides these same services for Frisch Consulting LLC.
After graduating in 1988 with a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming he began as an open hole field engineer with Halliburton Logging Services in Farmington New Mexico. He transferred to Houston to work in Interpretation and Development in November 1990 working on thin bed interpretation but soon migrated to the cased hole environment. He was responsible for the development and implementation the production logging interpretation software including multiprobe array tools.
In the late 90’s he was assigned to develop and create interpretation techniques for Halliburton’s rotating ultrasonic tool and thus the ACE programs were introduced. These leading edge computer programs provide cement evaluation for multiple type of measurements including sonic, ultrasonic and attenuation, which provides interpretation of any cement evaluation tool currently in use throughout the industry. Additional software was developed for barite settling that allowed cut and pull decisions for P&A. This included evaluation of cement sheath on the outside of a second casing string. He was responsible for both the cement and casing evaluation data for the Macondo relief wells DD1 and DD3 using data from both Halliburton and Schlumberger.
Authored more than 25 technical papers on both cased and open hole log interpretation, holds 15 U.S. patents along with several international patents. Member of Society of Petro physicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
This will be one class over 3 days. (Total 12 hours - 4 hours each day)
Registration Fees: Member $550 - Non-Member $650 - Students $150
Class starts at 8a - 12p (CST) 3 days.
DATES: April 12th (Wednesday) April 13th (Thursday) April 14th (Friday)
Presented via Webinar - Registration Link will be sent to your email immediately after registration from [email protected]la.org.
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