Certified Well Integrity Management Professional (CWIMP)

Wellhead Integrity Management System is an integrated procedure that employs a multidisciplinary approach and real-time intelligence to reduce the risk and cost of well integrity intervention.

In this four-day course, the complexities and necessity of well integrity maintenance throughout their life cycle are discussed and demonstrated. It addresses the fundamentals of well design, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as well barrier hazards, integrity testing, and management. This course explores the concepts of well integrity management and how to implement them throughout the well’s lifecycle using a holistic, multi-disciplinary, and integrated management approach.

Certification Program Objectives: 

  • Document well design, construction, surveillance, and well integrity for a “life-of-well” approach.
  • Examine the influence of industry standards and guidelines on the construction, monitoring, and management of barriers.
  • Construct and inspect the well’s integrity in a secure and dependable manner.
  • Know the barrier principles, such as geology, casing, and cementing, as well as the numerous completion tools.
  • Learn the effects of corrosion and erosion on barriers, along with the effects of pressures, pressure, and temperature, as well as barrier inspection and verification.

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CWIMP, student should take up a 1.5 hours exam at the designated examination centers.
  • The qualifying exam would consist of 50 multiple choice questions, testing core certification modules.
  • Professionals with relevant experience and other qualifying criteria may be exempted from the examination.

Materials Provided:

  • Presentation slides
  • Study references


Upon successful completion of the CWIMP training, participants will receive a “Certified Well Integrity Management Professional” certificate.

Who Should Attend:

  • Technicians and Engineers in Well Integrity, Drilling, and Production
  • Well Integrity Supervisors, Drilling Supervisors
  • Experts in Engineering Disciplines
  • Well Construction Controllers with direct responsibility for or participation in the management of resources for ongoing or planned drilling and well operations.

Course Outline:

Module 1

This module includes an overview of the numerous well types, as well as applicable rules and laws and their history, as well as a series of past incidents related to well integrity failure. The need of well integrity control is further demonstrated by well failure data. The types of wells discussed include:

  • Wells that produce oil
  • Wells that produce oil and natural gas
  • Wells that only produce natural gas
  • Shut-in, Suspended, Abandoned
  • Onshore & Offshore
  • WAG, Water injector, Gas injector
  • Appraisal wells, Development wells

Module 2

This module introduces the various well components as well as the related well integrity concepts and requirements. It describes the concept of well barrier schematics, as well as the major and secondary barriers of a well, as well as the design and selection criteria for each, as well as the initial test and verification needs.

  • SSSV
  • Completion String and Casing
  • Production Packer
  • Wellhead and Xmas Tree
  • Tubing and Casing Hangers
  • Cement Sheet

Module 3

A detailed explanation of the well lifespan, from conception through abandonment, as well as the needs and applicable concepts for each stage. The following are the stages (phases) of the lifespan that will be discussed:

  • Basis of Design
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Intervention
  • Abandonment

Module 4

Presents the important components of a successful Well Integrity Management procedure, as well as effective implementation strategies for each stage of a well’s lifecycle. The following are some of the well integrity management elements discussed:

  • Organization and Responsibilities
  • Well Design
  • Operational Procedures
  • Data System
  • Analysis

Module 5

The diverse failure modes and mechanical deterioration mechanisms of well barrier elements are summarized in this module.

Module 6

A thorough examination of the many mechanisms of internal/external corrosion and flow assurance difficulties, as well as the wells that are vulnerable to them. Techniques for control and monitoring are also explored. The following are examples of threats:

  • Erosion
  • Paraffins, Wax and Asphaltene
  • Scale
  • Corrosion Issues (CO2, H2S)
  • Sulphide Stress Cracking

Module 7

The inspection and monitoring approaches that could be used to assure well integrity, as well as a description of their acceptance criteria based on best practices.

Well monitoring of:

  • Annulus Pressure
  • Corrosion and Erosion
  • Structural Integrity and Wellhead Movement
  • Visual Inspection
  • Well Logging
  • Well Testing and Acceptance Criteria

Module 8

  • A description of how to do a successful and effective well risk assessment, including the fundamentals and methods.
  • Well Integrity Risk Assessment
  • Methodology
  • Well Barrier Identification and Data Collection
  • Identification of Threats and Issues/Risk
  • Assigning Mitigation Measures
  • Assigning Probabilities of Failure (POFs)
  • Assigning Consequences of Failure (COFs)
  • Risk Allocation and Integrity Status
  • Inspection Planning & Preventive Maintenance
  • Management of change (MOC)
  • Veracity wells

Module 9

This module covers the methodology and process of well anomaly management, as well as the detection, management, and maintenance of Sustained Casing Pressure.

  • Anomaly criteria
  • Anomaly management process
  • Sustained Casing Pressure detection and management
  • Intervention and repair