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Abandonment Design & Operations Planning and Execution

The scale of well abandonment underway across the world is changing the nature of this specialist work, which demands greater resources and innovation. Few companies have enough dedicated technology and expert people to meet the challenges. Even fewer possess the knowledge and experience to innovate more efficient and cost effective methods of well decommissioning.

AGR is an industry leader in this rapidly evolving space and our specialist teams have safely managed the decommissioning of 218 wells across the world, including multiple offshore full-field decommissioning projects.

An end-to-end decommissioning service that reduces costs and extracts value

The challenges presented by decommissioning mean these projects should be managed by expert teams who have a proven track record of extracting as much value as possible from these wells.

The decommissioning of wells and production equipment comes with a unique set of technical and regulatory challenges – ones beyond the scope of traditional drilling and completion disciplines. It’s a high risk, low reward environment with no production upside, taking up valuable internal resources that can often be better spent pursuing core business activities.

So it makes sense to outsource the function. But finding the right trusted partner for high profile, highly regulated, sensitive projects is vital to successful outcomes.

Operators can have total confidence in AGR’s decommissioning services, thanks to the three decades of front-line experience we have in this specialist area. In this time we have gained a reputation as an industry leader that drives innovation and operates at the forefront of compliance.

Our continual improvement is achieved through AGR’s Well Delivery Process, which is our blueprint for quality and value in all the services we provide. This process has governed our approach to large scale, full-field decommissioning activities globally.

Tailored, trusted solutions

Our clients achieve savings and unlock added value through innovative, collaborative solutions that are tailored to the unique requirements of their project. We work through the entire process with them – from concept feasibility studies to the full-fledged removal of wells, subsea and topside infrastructure. The experience we have earned from our global decommissioning work and insight offered through powerful AGR technology also proves key.

AGR’s well decommissioning service includes the management of the following:

  • Regulatory approvals and stakeholder management
  • Abandonment concept select and detailed design
  • Interface with existing platform systems and equipment
  • Contracting
  • Third party management
  • Qualification of new technology
  • Development of work programs.

AGR is also proud to be a founding member of the Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA), a role that reflects our commitment to overall cost reduction and innovation in the decommissioning space.

Expertise across the entire decommissioning process

AGR decommissioning teams provide expert solutions for well and field abandonment projects and can manage the entire process for clients.

Our well decommissioning services include:

  • Feasibility, budgetary and options studies
  • Concept selection (software aided)
  • FEED
  • Review of innovating technology
  • HAZOP and HAZID risk analysis
  • Vendor selection
  • Development of detailed specification tendering
  • Bid reviews
  • Managing regulatory submissions
  • Installation engineering services
  • Project management
  • Peer reviews
  • Client representation
  • Platform and pipeline
  • Decommissioning and demolition.
Enquiries
Andrew Stannard (UK, Med, Africa)
Lynden Duthie (Australia, Asia Pacific)
Svein Sollund (Norway, Americas)