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Plug and Abandonment

Safer, faster, leaner

Plug and Abandonment

Plug & Abandonment (P&A) of wells has been going on for nearly as long as wells have been producing oil and gas. Recently a wave of P&As in mature offshore fields have drawn attention has regulations and high cost have been a challenge for both operators and regulatory authorities. In this context safer, faster, leaner and more efficient methods of safely leaving a well for posterity has high priority with Welltec®.
    Setting/removing plugs, pipe punching and cutting

Deployment options

Welltec provides well access, surface controlled, high precision interventions both in the preparation phase of well abandonment, and in the subsequent part of pulling hardware and establishing new and permanent barriers during the P&A process. Based on rigless e-line conveyance Welltec offers milling solutions for access to lower parts of the well, cutting pipe, establishing controlled flow path between tubing and casing, injecting fluids, setting permanent plugs and barriers – all in an efficient, controlled and documented operational sequence.

Case highlight

Plug and abandonment

An operator attempted to set a bridge plug below the Polished Bore Receptacle (PBR) during abandonment operations on a water injector to isolate the reservoir...

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Features and benefits

  • E-line based pipe cutting in all sizes
  • Establishing flow paths up to 25 mm in diameter
  • Setting permanent plugs
  • All tools combinable
  • Safe, fast intervention 
  • Considerable well preparation before rig arrives

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