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Meeting series with suppliers of cementing services

We have held meetings with three drilling and well-service contractors in order to gain knowledge of how these companies are involved in the planning, performance and evaluation of cementing operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.


The meetings were conducted from 17 to 20 April 2018. The companies we audited were Baker Hughes Norge AS, Schlumberger Norge AS and Halliburton AS.

The object of the meeting series was to gain knowledge of how these companies are involved in the planning, performance and evaluation of cementing operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We also wanted information about the work in progress to streamline cementing operations by the use of, for example, vessels and digitalisation/automation.

Topics discussed in the meetings included:

  • Changes in primary cementing of casings due to negative experiences in plugging back of wells
  • Solutions to the cementing of challenging wells (HPHT, multilaterals, horizontal etc.)
  • Routines for final testing of cement blends prior to use
  • Involvement/status of remote control/digitalisation/automation
  • Use of coiled tube and cementing from vessels
  • Knowledge development/new technology/new materials for establishing barriers in the well

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77