Decommissioning a well is often more challenging than constructing one. Heavy pulling, big bore tubular handling and significant pump capacity can see P&A jobs costing the same as the original drilling operation- especially when combined with the cost of reviving old platform drilling facilities.
Operated by our team of experienced engineers, our custom-built P&A Hydraulic Workover Units (HWU’s) offer an efficient, sustainable, cost effective alternative to conventional P&A methods. Compact, safe and mobile, the HWU’s are designed to deliver the heavy handling required for P&A, within a limited platform crane capacity and smaller footprint. Our operational experience has demonstrated that WellGear HWU’s can be much more efficient for P&A , both in terms of time and cost, when compared with a platform derrick. From surface to reservoir, our engineering experience and world-leading HWU technology will ensure you transform your P&A performance.
Conductor removal can be one of the most technically challenging final steps in the plug and abandonment (P&A) process. Structural integrity, talon connectors, repair clamps and poor cement are all factors that can add to the complexity of the operation. Our experienced crews operate our range of safe and efficient custom engineered tools, developed to meet the technical conductor removal challenge.
We have designed and built a range of cutting and pinning machines specifically for conductor removal. Our dual pinning machines quickly and efficiently bore through multiple casing strings to allow them to be pinned together. This allows for safe lifting and minimizes the risk of dropped objects when removing old casings with impaired integrity.
Our dual pinning machines can bore quickly and efficiently through multiple casing strings, including cement.
Our new generation of electric power packs further enhance the efficiency of our units by removing the need for diesel power units. Our electric power packs reduce onsite CO2 emissions to zero, significantly reduce noise pollution at site and their reliability increases the overall up time of the unit.
Two gas platforms in the Celtic Sea had reached the end of their economic life. WellGear mobilised a 340k and a 460k Unit to plug and abandon their wells.
Plug and abandonment of all wells on a Dutch Sector oil platform
Successful recovery of 45 North Sea conductors, working simultaneously with the platform derrick.