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On-the-rig simulator used in plug and abandonment campaign for the first time

28 May 2021

Well Expertise has successfully used a mobile simulator for plug and abandonment well control training to decommission several North Sea wells and is now planning other well campaigns using the simulator.

Well Expertise is the well management company for operator DNO during planning and execution of the permanent plugging and abandonment (P&A) of three subsea template wells at Oselvar.

Well Expertise worked closely with Drilling Systems and training specialist, Survivex to develop high level well specific scenarios to simulate bull heading, reverse circulation, trapped gas and cutting casing operations. Six crews were then given various scenarios to test choke control and response to pressure increases. This is the first time an on-the-rig (OTR) simulator has been used in-situ for P&A well-specific training to help prepare crews in advance of potential well control situations in the operation. Read more…

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