Plug and Abandonment (P&A)
There are a series of challenges operators face in their P&A activities, with P&A being responsible for over 40% of decommissioning costs today.
These include the need to minimize costs without sacrificing well integrity; the dangers of inadequate cementation and damaged casing; strict and developing regulatory and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) requirements. In some regions the changing backdrop of regulatory structures is also creating successor liabilities for operators who may have limited visibility to well conditions years after sale of certain assets, creating unforseen liabilities. Operators need to put in place effective P&A plans – not just when the field starts to decline but at the well architecture design stage. Proactive end-game planning upfront can streamline future P&A while reducing decommissioning costs and unforeseen future liabilities.
Enform Technology and its Informed Isolation™ solutions provide a globally recognized approach to P&A operations, addressing challenges, such as the need for making provision for permanent shut-off, well integrity, and P&A preparation early in the lifecycle of the well.
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