26 Alternative Materials

Thursday, 9 March
Lysefjorden A
Technical Session
Whilst conventional cement systems have been a key element of zonal isolation in oil and gas production, with additional focus on environmental requirements, and the push into harsher territories, the suitability to expand the operational envelope with new materials such as bismuth and geopolymers is explored in this session.
Session Chairperson(s)
Iain Cooper - SeekOps Inc
Jim McNicol - Archer
  • 1530-1600 212556
    A Unified Model for Shale Barriers
    B.S. Aadnøy, University of Stavanger; T.G. Kristiansen, Aker BP ASA; M.A. Belayneh, University of Stavanger
  • 1600-1630 212561
    A Full Laboratory Study on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of a Bismuth Plug
    L. Hmadeh, B. Elahifar, S. Sangesland, A.E. Abrahamsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • 1630-1700 212442
    Potential Utilization of Rock-based Geopolymers for Oil Well Cementing at Cold Areas
    M. Khalifeh, University of Stavanger; L.P. Delabroy, Aker BP ASA; J. Kverneland, TotalEnergies
  • Alternate 212493
    Expanding Geopolymers for Improved Zonal Isolation and Plugging
    F.D. Gomado, M. Khalifeh, J.A. Aasen, University of Stavanger
  • Alternate 212491
    Experimental Investigation of Geopolymers for Application in High-temperature and Geothermal Well Cementing
    V.S. Denduluri, G. Ulerio II, The University of Texas at Austin; M. Genedy, Cornell University; M. Juenger, E. van Oort, The University of Texas at Austin

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