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Well Integrity for Workovers and Recompletions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128182086, 9780128182093

Well Integrity for Workovers and Recompletions

1st Edition

Author: Les Skinner
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128182086
eBook ISBN: 9780128182093
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 25th February 2021
Page Count: 610
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Well Integrity
    3. Failure Modes
    4. Diagnostic tools and techniques
    5. Economic Evaluation
    6. Workovers
    7. Recompletions
    8. Case Studies and Outcomes
    9. Appendices


Well Integrity for Workovers and Recompletions delivers the concise steps and processes necessary to ensure that production wells minimize failure. After understanding the introductory background on well integrity and establishing the best baseline, the reference advances into various failure modes that can be expected. Rounding out with an explanation and tools concerning economic considerations, such as how to increase reserve potential and rate of return, the book gives oil and gas engineers and managers a vital solution to keeping their assets safe and effective for the long-term gain.

Key Features

  • Helps readers understand how to protect wells through the production, workover and recompletion lifecycle, both from an economic standpoint and technical view
  • Includes real-world examples with quizzes included at the end of each chapter
  • Examines why establishing an integrity baseline is important, along with a Well Integrity Management System


Oil and gas engineers; oil and gas operational managers; production engineers; completion engineers; grad-level petroleum engineering students


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About the Author

Les Skinner

Les Skinner, PE is currently an independent consultant, helping operators prepare policy and operating manuals including drilling operations, safety, completion operations, and workover operation manuals. Previously, he worked for Chevron, PetroSkills, Shell, Cudd Pressure, and Neal Adams Firefighters assisting in blowout, firefighting, and restoration of wells and production facilities in Kuwait following the invasion by Iraq. He earned a BS in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University. Les has served on multiple API and SPE committees. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, a certified IADC WellCap Well Control Supervisor, and a member of SPE, AADE, ASME, AIChE, and ICoTA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Consultant, Texas, USA