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Visit to UBC: From left: Torbjørn Vrålstad, Ian Frigaard and Jan David Ytrehus / Photo: SINTEF


Visit to UBC in Vancouver

08.02.2017

Jan David Ytrehus and Torbjørn Vrålstad from SINTEF visited recently Professor Ian Frigaard in Vancouver, Canada. He is professor of fluid mechanics at University of British Colombia (UBC).

An important objective of the visit was to present and discuss the recently obtained experimental results on cement displacement in washouts from DrillWell KPN-project "Cementing irregular wellbore geometries".
 
Ian Frigaard arranged an informal two-day seminar with his students, where various cement-related issues were presented and discussed. Ian and his students gave several interesting presentations on cementing topics such as displacement in irregular annuli, gas channeling, microannuli formation, cement hydration, displacement in pipes, and plug & abandonment.

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Ian Frigaard with some of his students in front of a flow loop at UBC /Photo: SINTEF

In addition to the presentation of experimental results on cement displacement in washouts by Jan David Ytrehus, Torbjørn Vrålstad also gave a presentation on cement integrity and fluid flow through microannuli and cracks based on results from DrillWell-project "Life-cycle cement integrity".
 
There were several overlapping fields of interest among the participants and the seminar contained many fruitful discussions. We thank Ian and his students for their hospitality and we are looking forward to continued collaboration in the future.


 
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