Leading Well Control Advisory Delivers Complex Plug and Abandonment Operation in South-East Africa
30 May 2023
The leading specialist of well control services, Add Energy, has been involved in a challenging Plug and Abandonment (P&A) operation in South-East Africa. The aim of the work scope was to ensure the safe and cost-efficient abandonment of a well while mitigating existing operational and environmental risks.
The successfully delivered P&A operations involved the placement of multiple barriers in the wellbore to isolate the reservoir and fluid-bearing formations. The primary objective was to establish well integrity, ensuring that the plugged well remained secure and free from leaks post-abandonment. To achieve this, permanent well barriers had to span the entire wellbore's cross section.
However, before new permanent plugs could be installed, existing wellbore barriers with uncertain integrity had to be removed. The removal process was crucial to ensure a successful P&A operation, as there was a high risk of hydrocarbons already present in the well that could potentially surface during the operation.
Add Energy, part of ABL Group, played a crucial role and was actively involved in mitigating these risks and devising a comprehensive plan for the operation. The teams’ nearly 35 years’ well control expertise enabled them to navigate the complexities of the project successfully.
For further information on Add Energy's well control services, please contact Morten Haug Emilsen, Managing Director of Well Control, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Add Energy
Add Energy offers highly reputable well engineering, well management, blowout contingency and CCUS services catering to the global energy industry. With a strong focus on safety and efficiency, Add Energy’s highly experienced industry-leading advisors deliver expert services and innovative technologies to ensure optimal performance and compliance in well operations.
Add Energy’s specialist Wells team are joining forces with ABL Group company, AGR, to further enhance ABL Group’s offering within well & reservoir management, operations and wellsite geology, resourcing and digitalization. This fusion of two industry leading entities furthers ABL Group’s commitment to delivering exceptional results for its clients across energy and oceans.
About ABL Group
ABL Group (OSE: ABL Group ASA – ticker code “ABL”) offers independent energy and marine consultancy to the global renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors. The group has offices in 39 countries worldwide. ABL Group operates under seven brands: ABL, OWC, Longitude, AGR, Add Energy, Innosea and ABL Yachts.