Topic: P&A

PSA gives green light to Equinor P&A plans

Region: North Sea
Content Types: Report
Date: Jan, 2022

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The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has published the results of an audit of Equinor regarding the permanent plugging of wells on the Veslefrikk field.

The results have been published following the audit conducted on 30 September 2021 which was carried out in order to monitor that Equinor’s system for preparing, planning and executing the permanent plugging of wells on the Veslefrikk field complied with the regulatory requirements

In the audit, PSA examined how Equinor plans and follows up the verification well barriers the verification of well barriers; the use of new technology/methods/new materials; the assessment of risk and associated uncertainty; changes in operational sequencing; and the implementation of lessons learned from completed operations.

PSA concluded that no non-conformities and improvement points were identified allowing Equinor to move ahead.