Well abandonment

We can help minimise risk, reduce contractual burden and generate value through innovative and effective management of well plugging and abandonment.

Our unique strategies have helped clients save millions and reduce their timelines, such as with our work for Tullow.

Our dedicated well abandonment team manages projects and engages with third party suppliers on your behalf. We provide a full-service capability to enable you to abandon wells safely and cost-effectively, whilst relieving you of the administrative burden.

Through our deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing both onshore and offshore abandonment projects - and rig or rigless abandonment operations - we take a safe and fit-for-purpose approach to every project, from initial review through to abandonment methodology selection, detailed planning and engineering, project execution and abandonment.

Our well abandonment experience includes studies, engineering and project management scopes for global operators onshore and offshore.

Our services include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Contracting and tendering support, including supplier selection
  • Creating well abandonment standards, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Conducting engineering and planning studies with comprehensive risk assessments
  • Holding diagnostics studies and surveys enabling you to scope out conceptual project and budgetary requirements
  • Developing high level abandonment strategies, including rig/unit selection where appropriate
  • Establishing high level timings and costings
  • Management of third party service providers and vendors
  • Management of shore based, platform or subsea plugging and abandonment campaigns
  • Planning and engineering, including programme and work packs
  • Project management and turn-key decommissioning operations
  • Well categorisation

These can be delivered as discrete services, or as part of a bundled or integrated offering with our wider decommissioning capabilities.

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Our vision is to be recognised as a company that maximises energy efficiency and conducts business in an environmentally responsible manner.

Dr Brent Pasula, Group Head of HSSEIA