Tubing Cleaning for Plug Set and Tubing Cut in North Sea using WASP®

Region: North Sea
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Case Study
Date: Jan, 2018

A Major North Sea operator required scale-free sections of tubing to perform a plug set and tubing cut prior to pulling the completion. Calcium carbonate scale (CaCO3) forms inside the tubing and is v...

Requirements for Plug and Abandonment of Oil and Gas Wells – Legislation and Job Design

Region: North Sea
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Jan, 2018

Following the article from Colin Beharie (“P&A: Are you absolutely sure it’s plugged?”), we got a significant amount of questions on well’s plugging/abandonment. In this article, I will tr...

P&A: Are you Absolutely Sure it's Plugged?

Region: North Sea
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Dec, 2017

In the world of oilfield cementing, verification that the plug is in place and withstands the pressure is an important part of plugging operations. The consequences can be substantial under certain ci...

Latest Well P&A Decommissioning Technologies and Strategies

Region: North Sea
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Nov, 2017

By Mark Plummer MSc BEng In the previous article, we looked at 6 Key Well Abandonment and Decommissioning Challenges and I promised to share with you some of the latest decommissioning technologies a...

6 Key Well Abandonment & Decommissioning Challenges

Region: North Sea
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Nov, 2017

By Mark Plummer MSc BEng In this article I will discuss 6 key well abandonment and decommissioning challenges faced by the oil and gas industry today… The quality, robustness and philosophy of w...

Overview of International Offshore Decommissioning Regulations

Region: North Sea
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Oct, 2017

By Mark Plummer MSc BEng Tackling the challenges of safely and economically decommissioning thousands of oil and gas wells globally in the coming years is one of the biggest tasks facing our ind...

The Opportunity of P&A to The North Sea Service Community

Region: North Sea
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Aug, 2017

ANY EXAMINATION of the prospects for decommissioning including plugging and abandonment of wells across the North Sea suggests the future market is huge. “Overall, decommissioning on the UK Contine...

The Application of Coilhose in a Subsea Well Intervention

Region: North Sea
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Video
Date: Jun, 2017

Marie Morkved, Head of Production Technology from Maersk Oil, presents a case study of a recent well intervention using coilhose technology, noting how it allows deployment with slick line equipment b...

Re-activation of SSV in North Sea using WASP®

Region: North Sea
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Case Study
Date: Jul, 2017

  During a routine test, a major operator in the Danish North Sea determined that a Sub-surface Safety Valve (SSSV) of a well on an offshore platform would not successfully perform a routine i...

Capturing the Full Opportunity from Well Intervention

Region: North Sea
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Video
Date: Jun, 2017

McKinsey & Co deliver a presentation regarding the value of North Sea well Intervention.   You must have the Adobe Flash Player installed to view this player. var player...

Integrated Approach to Sand Management and Completion Evaluation

Region: North Sea
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Video
Date: Jun, 2017

Zach Ruslan, Senior Production Technologist from Dong Energy, delivers a case study which evaluates the lean processes used to establish a technically viable sand management and downhole evaluation so...

Maintaining momentum: ensuring cost improvements are truly sustainable for both operators and the supply chain

Region: North Sea
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Analysis
Date: Jan, 2017

Prolonged challenging market conditions have posed existential threats to operators, contractors and in the case of the North Sea, arguably, an entire basin. The severity and rate of market deteriorat...

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