Cementing Operations

Couse description
course objective
course outline
course methodology
course Certificate
course duration
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course dates
Couse description

The course will present an overview of oil and gas well cementing operations. The course includes overview of pore and fracture pressures, overview and discussion on cement properties, measurement techniques and evaluation of results, cement placement techniques, and cement quality evaluation. The course will cover cement standards, cement materials.

course objective

At the end of the course delegates will learn about the reasons and importance of cementing operations, about cement properties, how to achieve required properties using appropriate additives, how measurements are performed in the laboratory and in the field, how to design a cement job, how to achieve, how to properly execute the job and how cement job evaluation is performed.

course outline

• Cementing overview

• Casing hardware

• Cement chemistry

• Additives

• Cement properties and measurements (rheology, fluid loss, thickening time, compressive strength)

• Set cement properties

• Special cements (Salt cementing, Foamed cement, Self-healing cements)

• Gas migration control

• Cement job design and calculations

• Importance of mud removal

• Stage and liner cementing

• Deepwater, plug, and squeeze cementing

• Cement placement

• Cement quality evaluation

The course will cover theory, hands on exercises and application of case studies.

Day 1

  1. 1.            Introductions
    1. History of Cementing
  2. Cementing Principles
    1. Reasons for Cementing
  3. Chemistry of Cement
    1. Manufacture of Portland Cement
    2. Hydration of Cement
    3. Retardation and Acceleration
    4. Strength Retrogression
    5. Sulfate Resistance
  4. Rheology
    1. Types of Flow
    2. Laboratory Determination of Rheological Properties
    3. Flow Calculations

Day 2

  1. Properties of Cement
    1. Slurry Properties
    2. Set Cement Properties
    3. Laboratory Testing
  2. Additives for Oil-Well Cements
    1. Accelerators
    2. Retarders
    3. Fluid Loss Additives
    4. Dispersants
    5. Extenders
    6. Weighting Agents
    7. Lost Circulation Materials
    8. Special Additives
  3. Special Cement Systems
    1. Lightweight Cements
    2. Thixotropic Cements
    3. Expanding Cements
    4. Thermal Cements
    5. Salt Saturated Slurries
    6. Annular Gas Flow

Day 3

  1. 1. Field Calculations
    1. Slurry Properties
    2. Primary Cementing
    3. Plug Balancing
    4. Squeeze Cementing
  2. Mud Removal
    1. Well Preparation
    2. Mud Removal Efficiency During the Cementing Operation
  3. Primary Placement Techniques
    1. Large Diameter Casing
    2. Primary Cementing
    3. Liner Cementing

Day 4

  1. Cement Job Design
    1. Introduction
    2. Known Conditions and Expected Variables
    3. Designing the job
  2. Remedial Placement Techniques
    1. Squeeze Cementing
    2. Cement Plugs
  3. Cementing Equipment
    1. Casing Hardware
    2. Liner Equipment
    3. Cementing Heads
    4. Bulk Storage and Handling
    5. Mixing Equipment
    6. Pumping Equipment
    7. Data Acquisition

Day 5

  1. Post-Job Evaluation
    1. Cement Bond Log
    2. Variable Density Log
    3. Temperature Log
    4. Cement Evaluation Log
    5. Dry Testing
    6. Pressure Testing
    7. On-Site Data Analysis

course methodology

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

course Certificate

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Cementing operations training.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.

course duration



D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Registration modalities

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to,   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

course dates

APR 8-12

AUG 5-9

NOV 11-15

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