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Brookhaven National Laboratory

  1. Sugama, T.; Pyatina, T.; Redline, E.; McElhanon, J.; Blankenship, D. Degradation of different elastomeric polymers in simulated geothermal environments at 300°C. Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2015, 120, doi:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2015.07.010.
  2. Sugama, T. & Pyatina, T. Alkali-activated cement composites for high temperature geothermal wells. (Scientific Research Publishing, Inc., 2017).
  3. Pyatina, T. & Sugama, T. Self-healing and crack-sealing ability of 30-day-long 300oC cured Thermal Shock Resistant Cement composites. GRC Trans. 43, (2019).
  4. Sugama, T. & Pyatina, T. Self-healing, re-adhering, and carbon-steel corrosion mitigating properties of fly ash-containing calcium aluminum phosphate cement composite at 300 °C hydrothermal temperature. Cem. Concr. Compos. 99, 1–16 (2019).
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  7. Sugama, T. & Pyatina, T. Self-re-adhering alkali-activated cement composite and its ability to mitigate corrosion of carbon steel in 300oC hydrothermal environment, Geothermics, 96 (2021)


  1. Moghadam, A., Castelein, K., ter Heege, J., Orlic, B., 2021. A Study on the Hydraulic Aperture of Microannuli at the Casing-Cement Interface Using a Large-Scale Laboratory Setup. Geomechanics for Energy and Environment, Available online 28 July 2021, 100269.
  2. Orlic, B., Chitu, A., Brunner, L., Koenen, M., Wollenweber, J. Schreppers, G.-J. (2018). Numerical investigations of cement interface debonding for assessing well integrity risks. Proc. of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), Seattle, 17-20 June 2018. ARMA 18-1298.
  3. Moghadam, A., Orlic, B., 2021. Estimation of initial cement stress in wells. In Proceedings of the 55th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), June 21-25, Houston, Texas. ARMA 21-1230.
  4. Orlic, B., Moghadam, A., Brunner, L., van Unen, M., Wojcicki, A., Bobek, K., van der Valk, K., Wollenweber, J., 2021. A Probabilistic Well Integrity Analysis Workflow for Leakage Risk Assessment: Case Studies for Shale Gas and Re-Use for CCS. In Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 2020 (GHGT-15), March 16-21, UAE.
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  6. ter Heege, J., Naumann, M., Pipilikaki, P., Vercauteren, F., Wollenweber, J., 2019. Well integrity of high temperature wells: Effect of mineralogical changes on mechanical properties of well cement. Proc. of the 53rd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), New York, 23-26 June 2019. ARMA 19–1981.
  7. Wasch, L., & Koenen, M. (2019). Injection of a CO2-reactive solution for wellbore annulus leakage remediation. Minerals, 9(10).


  1. Vrålstad, T., Skorpa, R, Werner, B. 2019. Experimental Studies on Cement Sheath Integrity During Pressure Cycling, paper SPE/IADC-194171-MS presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition held in The Hague, The Netherlands, 5-7 March
  2. Skorpa, R., Werner, B., Vrålstad, T. 2019. Effect of Rock on Cement Sheath Integrity: Shale vs. Sandstone, paper OMAE2019-96738 presented at the ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, June 9-14, Glasgow, Scotland
  3. Vrålstad, T., Skorpa, R. 2020. Digital Cement Integrity: A Methodology for 3D Visualization of Cracks and Microannuli in Well Cement. Sustainability, 12, 4128
  4. Skorpa, R., Vrålstad, T. 2021. Leakages through radial cracks in cement sheaths: effect of geometry, viscosity and aperture. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, JANUARY 2022, Vol. 144
  5. Vrålstad, T., Skorpa, R., Opedal, N., Todorovic, J., Agofack, N., Hoang, N-H. 2021. Cement sheath integrity during high temperature geothermal well operations. Paper OMAE2021- 65116 presented at the ASME 2021 40th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, June 21-30, 2021, Virtual, Online


  1. Garnier, A.; Saint-Marc, J.; Bois, A.P.; Kermanac’H, Y. An innovative methodology for designing cement-sheath integrity exposed to steam stimulation. SPE Drill. Complet. 2010, 25, 58–69, doi:10.2118/117709-PA.
  2. Bois, A.P.; Garnier, A.; Galdiolo, G.; Laudet, J.B. Use of a mechanistic model to forecast cement-sheath integrity for CO 2 storage. JPT, J. Pet. Technol. 2011, 63, 97–98, doi:10.2118/0511-0097-jpt.
  3. Bois, A.R.; Gamier, A.; Rodot, F.; Saint-Marc, J.; Aimard, N. How to prevent loss of zonal isolation through a comprehensive analysis of microannulus formation. SPE Drill. Complet. 2011, 26, 13–31, doi:10.2118/124719-PA.
  4. Therond, E.; Bois, A.P.; Whaley, K.; Murillo, R. Large-scale testing and modeling for cement zonal isolation in water-injection wells. SPE Drill. Complet. 2017, 32, 290–300, doi:10.2118/181428-pa.
  5. Bois, A.P.; Vu, M.H.; Noël, K.; Badalamenti, A.; Delabroy, L.; Thérond, E.; Hansen, K. Evaluating cement-plug mechanical and hydraulic integrity. SPE Drill. Complet. 2019, 43, 92–102, doi:10.2118/191335-PA.
  6. Vu, M.; Bouhours, J.; Bouchair, R.; Bois, A.; Badalamenti, A. SPE-206144-MS Advanced Cement Mechanical Integrity for Thermal Wells Maintaining CMI in thermal wells. 2021.
  7. Vu, M.H.; Bois, A.P.; Badalamenti, A.M. Cement mechanical integrity for geothermal wells. Trans. - Geotherm. Resour. Counc. 2020, 44, 129–142.