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Well Plug and Abandonment

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

Well Plug & Abandonment (P&A) is the final operation in a well, this work required by local governments represents a huge liability for the oil & gas industry. The objective is to place permanent well barriers which shall extend across the full cross section of the well, including all annuli and seal both vertically and horizontally.

This webinar will provide a high level overview of how to perform a well abandonment. It will touch briefly on the regulations and guidelines and thereafter go step by step through the P&A process of an example well schematic while highlighting some of the technical challenges. The key to success is doing it right the first time: safe, compliant, reliable and cost-effective.

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  • 1Well Plug and Abandonment - Chapter 1
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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits


Bart JoppeWell Abandonment LeaderBart is the Well Abandonment Leader for Baker Hughes Integrated Solutions in Houston, TX. In his 26 years with Baker Hughes Mr. Joppe has performed operations, technical sales and business development roles in Europe, Middle East Asia Pacific and the USA. His technical expertise includes Well Intervention & Abandonment. He also has been a Project Manager for new technology development.
Mr. Joppe graduated from the Institute for Petroleum and Gas Technology “Noorder Haaks” in Den Helder, The Netherlands with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Drilling and Production Technology.