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Well Abandonment

Superior Performance Design has extensive experience in providing a range of well abandonment support services. From initial review, abandonment methodology to detailed planning, engineering and execution of abandonment projects.

Clients can minimise risk, reduce contractual burden and benefit from the value created by our innovative and efficient well abandonment solutions. All our solutions are practical and comply with local regulatory and environmental requirements wherever our clients are operating in the world.

As we are completely independent this allows us to be better prepared to answer (or ask) key questions. Being independent also provides the client with the knowledge that any solution we provide will be based on what we believe to be safe, practical and cost efficient and not based on us trying to pull through other service lines.

Superior Performance Design works in a collaborative, transparent and step-wise fashion so that we can work with clients to share business perspectives, align understanding and make informed engineering-based decisions. Our well engineering skills, along with our technical know-how and well abandonment experience is what sets us apart and truly adds value.

Areas where we can help include in the well abandonment process include:

  • Well status review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Rig versus rigless selection
  • Determination and validation of abandonment commercial liability
  • Detailed time and cost estimates
  • Evaluation of abandonments methodologies
  • Applicability of new technologies
  • Creating well abandonment standards, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Well abandonment contracting
  • Identification and mitigation project risks
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Interface with process decommissioning
  • Development of well decommissioning philosophy
  • Determination of well decommissioning delivery method
  • Preparation of programmes and work packs
  • Prepare Basis of Design
  • Regulatory approvals
  • Contractor selection
  • Contracting
  • HSE management
  • Detailed abandonment engineering
  • Contingency planning
  • Offset abandonment reviews/lessons learned
  • Optimisation
  • Peer reviews
  • Develop plans for site survey activities, reporting and site readiness assurance
  • Develop specifications and POs for all goods and services required
  • AFE preparation
  • Operational procedures
  • Plan, manage and coordinate wellsite activities and well abandonment operations.
  • Ensure project outcomes are delivered in a safe and efficient manner in line with approved programmes, assurance plans and regulatory commitments.
  • Maintain ER requirements
  • Daily performance, time and cost tracking reporting and forecasting
  • Support in regulatory monitoring / reporting
  • Collect lessons learnt and ensure implementation for subsequent operations
  • Support of operational duty team
  • Conduct and report on assurance activities in accordance with the project specific plans
  • Review and report on contractor and supplier performance against contract and project KPIs
  • Conduct investigations into any HSE and or equipment failure incidents