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SPE Symposium: Well Integrity Management
21–22 May 2024 | Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Schedule of Events



Session 3: Challenges and Improvements in Suspension, Abandonment, and Decommissioning Phase

21 May 2024
Grand Ballroom
Technical Session

The well abandonment and decommissioning is a critical phase of a well life cycle which involves ceasing operations, plugging wells, dismantling facilities, and restoring the environment to its original state. Operators must ensure the wells are safely abandoned in a cost-effective manner to ensure environmental sustainability. However, this presents several challenges, including regulatory compliance, technology limitations, and financial considerations as over 45% of the decommissioning cost is related to P&A of the wells. This section provides an overview of these challenges and proposes potential improvements, comprehending advanced technologies, and improved supply chain approaches to address the complexities associated with the P&A phase. By focusing on innovation and collaboration, the industry can minimise adverse effects and optimise the process, ensuring a more sustainable future for both the industry and the environment.

Keynote Speaker 16:00

Steven Allan Canny, Global Director for Well Decommissioning, Weatherford

Primary 16:20 Identify, Remediate and Verify Cross Sectional Cement Barriers for Permanent Well P&A
Fernando Zapata Bermudez, Archer
Primary 16:40

Update on utilizing RockSolid Exothermic Reaction Technology to Create an Eternal seal in Wells to be Permanently Abandoned
Corey Hoffman, Christian Rosnes, Interwell

Primary 17:00

Maximise Well Integrity during Plug and Abandonment Through Perforate and Wash Operation
Abdulrahman Tayar, Saudi Aramco (Co-Presented by Mauricio Betancourt, Aramco) 

Primary 17:20 TRSSSV Tubing Annulus isolation Tool to Serve as a Downhole Barrier
Oktay Suleymanov, Saudi Aramco


Muhammad Zafar Khan, Global Product Line Manager - Wellbore Integrity Solutions (WIS)
Daniel McPherson, Regional Sales Manager - Archer Oiltools
Fernando Zapata Bermudez, Technical BDM - Archer
Corey Hoffman, Snr. Strategic Accounts Manager – Emerging Markets - Interwell
Abdulrahman Tayar , Drilling Engineer - Aramco
Oktay Suleymanov, Senior Drilling Engineer - Aramco
Steven Allan Canny , Global Director for Well Decommissioning - Weatherford
Christian Rosnes, P&A Business Development Manager - Interwell
Mauricio Betancourt, Senior Drilling Engineer - Aramco