Plug and Abandonment: Coiled Tubing

Region: Middle East
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Analysis
Date: Feb, 2018

Here we are, at last, with the final piece of our series on Plug and abandonment of oil and gas wells. We went through legislation and design, guidelines and best practices, materials and the PWC® in...

HD Slickline Camera for Unexpected Parted Tubing at Surface & Identify Water Entry

Region: Middle East
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Video
Date: Mar, 2018

EV’s video of the month comes from an operator in the middle east who had challenges that required an EV solution for two separate wells. Without the experience and technical capability of the EV eq...

TGT confirms ability to accurately quantify integrity status in wells completed with high chrome tubulars

Region: Middle East
Topics: Integrity
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Jan, 2018

TGT has recently taken its electromagnetic EmPulse® well inspection system to new, more complex and challenging levels with recent successful surveys on wells with very high-chromium tubulars. EmPuls...

An Effective Alternative to Conventional Plug and Abandonment

Region: Middle East
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Feb, 2018

This article is a direct result of inspiring presentations on a novel technology from the 2nd Annual Well Intervention Workshop for the Middle East in Abu Dhabi. What I picked up there, made me r...

Engineered Perforating Solution Saves Operator 13 Days

Region: Middle East
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Case Study
Date: Jul, 2017

CASE STUDY: OIL COMPANY CHALLENGE Perforate the inner 9 5/8 in. casing of a well whose bottomhole temperature ranged between 300°F – 400°F using the largest possible diameter gun system to delive...

Cement Plugs: A Routine or a Nightmare?

Region: Middle East
Topics: Decommissioning
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Dec, 2017

A ghost from the past started hunting me when I went through my files. Ashamed of what I discovered I decided to tell everyone, especially young engineers, what not to do when setting a cement plug. ...

Middle East Well Integrity Whitepaper

Region: Middle East
Topics: Integrity
Content Types: Whitepaper
Date: Feb, 2017

There are different definitions of Well Integrity. The most widely accepted definition is given by NORSOK D-010: “Application of technical, operational and organizational solutions to reduce risk o...

Aging Well Stock Management in the Middle East

Region: Middle East
Topics: Integrity
Content Types: Case Study
Date: Feb, 2017

The Middle East offshore market generally has shallow water depth operations in high salinity water environments. As fields in the Arabia Peninsula mature and production declines they need extensive r...

Slickline Camera for Safety Profile Inspection & Parted tubing

Region: Middle East
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Video
Date: Feb, 2017

This Video of the Month is from a well in the Middle East. The operator utilized EV’s Optis™ HD Memory camera to inspect the flow tube and flapper valve condition of a surface-controlled safety va...

Flapper Valve Milling Inspection

Region: Middle East
Topics: Intervention
Content Types: Video
Date: Jan, 2017

This Video of the Month is from a well in the Middle East. The operator utilized EV’s Optis™ HD Memory camera to inspect the flow tube and flapper valve condition of a surface-controlled safety va...

The Importance of Equipment Calibration - Part 2

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Topics: Integrity
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Feb, 2020

The discussions subjects covered in these postings are covered in my well integrity training courses. Go to www.internationalwellintegrity.com for more details. In this article I would like ...

The Importance of Equipment Collaboration

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Topics: Integrity
Content Types: Thought Leadership
Date: Dec, 2019

By Simon Sparke – International Well Integrity ‘If you don’t monitor it you can’t measure it’, while this is probably fully understood, what is missing is ‘ensuring your measurement equip...

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