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Technical Sessions: Cutting edge P&A technology

Barrier verification can potentially save operators billions on plug and abandonment. At ONS Technical Sessions Interwell is one of the companies presenting their solution.

The newest and smartest technology solutions for plug and abandonment will be presented at Technical Session No 14 under the topic Cost effective slot recovery and P&A on Wednesday 31 August.

Interwell’s solution is among them, and Arild Stein, the company’s Product line manager, will speak about Verification of well abandonment barriers.

“Well barrier installation practice is dictated by territory specific regulations which are largely based on historic practices. However, emerging technologies, tightening regulations, and demands from asset owners are gradually affecting the way we carry out installations, ” Interwell argued in its abstract submitted to the Technical Sessions Committee.

“Driving the technology development is cost savings, the need for documented verifications on temporary barriers, and barriers installed for well suspension and future P&A barrier installations.”

Holding pressure with new technology
Interwell has developed the Barrier Verification System (BVS) to meet the demand for barrier plug integrity assurance.

According to Interwell, the wireless BVS system was first used on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, with results demonstrating a clear differential pressure across the barrier plug which verifies and provided assurance that the plug was holding pressure.

Get the full demonstration and explanation of the technology at Technical Sessions Wednesday 31 August – in session 14.

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Speakers in this session

P&A Technology – where are we, and what do we need?
Malin Torsæter
Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF Petroleum AS

Verification of well abandonment barriers
Arild Stein
Global Product Line Manager, Interwell

Plug and abandonment: Quality at the right price
Øystein Arild
Research Director, New Energy, Risk Management and Well Construction, IRIS

PP&A at Ekofisk
Tim Croucher
Decommissioning Manager, ConocoPhillips Norway

HydraHemera, field proven P&A technology generating a Rock to Rock barrier plug in days
Speaker to be confirmed
Hydra Well Intervention

Introducing a new alternative to P&A: New DNV GL RP-E103 on risk-based well abandonment
Per Jahre-Nilsen
Business Development Leader Drilling & Well, DNV GL

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