ITF: Well Abandonment Technology Solutions to Increase Efficiencies and Reduce Costs

ITF: Well Abandonment Technology Solutions to Increase Efficiencies and Reduce Costs

05 Sep 2017, 14:30 - 16:30

Decom Theatre

It is estimated that about 45% of all decommissioning costs in the North Sea relate to well plugging and abandonment, and operators are now pressing ahead with well abandonment activities or have clear plans in place over the next two to three years to do so.  There is no doubt that the pace of well abandonment is now accelerating.  Progress has been made by operators in improving the efficiencies and reducing the costs of well abandonment, but the costs are still high and there is a big prize to be gained by achieving further cost reductions.  In this context, new technologies will play a crucial role.  Much work in this area has been done by ITF and the technology developers it is working with.  The session will provide good insight on what has been achieved so far, with some of ITF’s developers presenting their technologies and the utilisation of these technologies by operators.  The session also has an operator presenting to give their context on the current industry status and challenges.  The session will close with a panel session to enable open discussion and further insight from the speakers.


1430 – 1440    Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

1440 – 1500    “Insight on the Activities of ITF in Well P&A and the Technology Providers with which ITF is Working”, Ben Foreman, Technology Manager, ITF

1500 – 1520    “An insight into technological challenges associated with well abandonments”,  Pieter voor de Poorte, Subsea Decommissioning Lead, Premier Oil

1520 – 1540    “Ferromagnetic Cement and Electromagnetic Through-Casing Imaging Tool”, David Stewart, Managing Partner, CTO, MagnaBond, LLC

1540 – 1600    "Challenges in P&A Cementing and Tools or Techniques That Help Mitigate Them" Paul Howlett, Managing Director, Sudelac

1600 – 1625     Panel Session with Question and Answers

1620 – 1630    Session Closing Comments          


  • Patrick O'Brien



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