Canada: Suncor Energy extends its collaboration with Oxand on thermal well integrity management
Following previous modelling studies performed on its MacKay River thermal wells, Suncor has commissioned Oxand for the execution of comprehensive 3D Finite Element modelling of a SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) well in operation, in order to identify and mitigate the risks of cement integrity failure. This study includes:
– The construction of a 3D model of the well including the adjacent formations of interest (reservoir, caprock and overburden)
– The dynamic simulation of the well’s behaviour in operation
– A scenario analysis aiming to identify the parameters affecting cement integrity, in order to develop appropriate mitigation strategies.