Plugging and Abandonment of Oil & Gas Wells

A Systematic Approach to Well Abandonment Design, Cost Estimation and Project Management to Minimize Risk of Future Loss of Containment while also Minimizing Cost

Decommissioning, Plugging & Abandonment
Downstream Oil & Gas
Project & Construction Management
Upstream Oil & Gas
Well Drilling & Completion Technology


Well Abandonment is commonly the largest area of expenditure in decommissioning oil and gas production assets and is often the area of largest cost overruns. Abandonment at end of well life provides some unique challenges to the engineer, company finances, and the regulator due to the multiple objectives of minimizing both risk to the environment and overall expenditure. The strategic nature of decommissioning, and particularly abandonment, has only recently been recognized, with the growing impact on Company balance sheets, personnel competency requirements, regulation and legislation now in the spotlight in many organisations. Lessons can be learnt from recent industry experience to ensure organisations are ready to manage their responsibilities and obligations effectively and to improve the industry’s performance in the future. This PetroDeep training course has been designed by world class subject matter expert targeting Oil and Gas Operators key management, Project personnel (asset management, operations, subsea, commercial), Lead and project engineers (marine, structural, HSE, environment, structural, subsea, maintenance), Well engineers, Supply chain management personnel, Key Regulatory personnel and watchdogs, government entities, world agencies, insurance companies, and environmental and conservational groups. This PetroDeep training course will highlight: • The impact and constraints posed by legislation and regulation • Current Good Industry Practice and how this relates to common regulatory approaches • The importance of a structured, multi-disciplinary approach to ensure optimal cost control • The key elements of the abandonment design process • Typical Risks and how to manage them • Common flaws in abandonment cost estimation and how to avoid them • Common operational methods and new and novel technologies • Project Management fundamentals applied to abandonment work scopes • Opportunities for cost minimization WHAT ARE THE GOALS? The primary objectives of this PetroDeep training course are to familairise delegates with the key challenges posed during planning and executing well abandonment and to provide sufficient knowledge to allow these to be identified and managed. By the end of this PetroDeep training course, participants will learn to: • Apply the key element of the abandonment design process • Understand recent developments in Good Practice and regulation • Manage the risks involved in planning abandonment • Avoid the common pitfalls in abandonment cost estimation • Understand the range of common abandonment methods and when they can be considered • Identify opportunities for cost minimisation

Code Venue Fees ($) Dates
MU001 Dubai, U.A.E 4500 January 20, 2019 – January 24, 2019
MU001 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 4000 March 17, 2019 – March 21, 2019
MU001 Hurghada, Egypt 4000 November 3, 2019 – November 7, 2019

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