Zonal isolation is a key concern in the oil field where a host of hazards can lead to well-control problems that have cost the E&P industry millions of dollars. At the same time, the industry drive for cost effectiveness and efficiency means that very expensive or complicated solutions will rarely find favor. Like other oil field technologies, wellbore cementing has advanced rapidly and multiple solutions are now available to counteract and isolate potential hazards. In this session, advances in well cementing technologies will be presented covering cement hydration, smart cement, foam cement, novel cement spacer, and cement strength retrogression. In addition, results from some of the newest and most advanced technologies that are currently being tested and evaluated in the field will be presented by various authors from the industry and academia.