Increasing Efficiency

From Plan To Plug

Oilfields around the world are aging. As these reservoirs near the end of their productive life the number of wells that need to be plugged and abandoned is rising exponentially. It goes without saying that this has to be done in a safe, economic and environmentally responsible way. In the North Sea alone there are 5,000 wells to be abandoned over the next twenty to thirty years (source: Royal Academy of Engineering). The engineering challenge is significant. Not only is the environment often harsh, but the infrastructure is generally old, unstable and unpredictable. This combination increases operational complexity and uncertainty.

A More Planned Approach

Historically, abandonment has been on a well by well basis within the drilling or production workflow. As the numbers of decommissioned and shut-in wells rises, increasingly it will become a planned activity and involve the mobilisation of dedicated abandonment campaigns by operators.

Coretrax are supporting this change with specialist abandonment services and solutions. We work to the highest standards and constantly engineer innovative solutions for every field, aligned to the challenging conditions found in the industry. We combine all the elements of programme planning, client communications, engineering and project execution to increase dramatically the efficiency and safety of your abandonment campaign.

Assurance

  • Assure the wellbore
  • Assure the setting of plugs and retainers
  • Assure packer set and pressure test

Efficiency

  • Look at savings across the whole programme not just the individual well
  • Save time using innovative approaches with tried and tested technologies

Integrity

  • The perfect seal, remove the micro-annulus
  • You know where the plug is set

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