Physics and Mechanics of Primary Well Cementing

  • Alexandre Lavrov
  • Malin Torsæter

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering book series (BRIEFSPGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alexandre Lavrov, Malin Torsæter
    Pages 1-7
  3. Alexandre Lavrov, Malin Torsæter
    Pages 9-23
  4. Alexandre Lavrov, Malin Torsæter
    Pages 25-62
  5. Alexandre Lavrov, Malin Torsæter
    Pages 63-73
  6. Alexandre Lavrov, Malin Torsæter
    Pages 75-91
  7. Alexandre Lavrov, Malin Torsæter
    Pages 93-101
  8. Alexandre Lavrov, Malin Torsæter
    Pages 103-105
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 107-108

About this book


This book covers the major physical and mechanical processes that unfold during cementing and subsequent well service, and which can affect the well integrity. Focusing on the underlying physics, it concisely presents the central concepts of well cementing.

The authors discuss the displacement of different fluids in the annulus, the mechanical stability of cement subject to varying downhole temperature, pressure and in-situ stresses, and the impact of defects on cement integrity under different mechanical and thermal loads over the course of the well’s lifetime. The book identifies knowledge gaps and unresolved issues, and proposes new directions for future research and development.

The book is a valuable resource for practising engineers in the oil and gas industry, academic and industrial researchers involved in oil and gas engineering, and to graduate students within this same sector.


Well integrity Cement bonding Wellbore pressure Thermal stresses Fluid rheology Well lifetime

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Lavrov
    • 1
  • Malin Torsæter
    • 2
  1. 1.SINTEF Petroleum Research TrondheimNorway
  2. 2.SINTEF Petroleum Research TrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43164-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43165-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-3126
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-3134
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Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences