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SPE Webinar Series: Virtual Workshop - Transatlantic Plugging and Abandonment Operations

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Thursday, April 25, 2024

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Course Credit: 1.2 CEU, 12 PDH

One size doesn’t fit all, and land is the one space where we can go for cheap and effective, without forgetting the expensive and effective when it is required. Being able to assign resources to the wells that most need them and ensuring that we can fix wells the first time around without expensive trial-and-error will be a key factor for the financial health of the Oil & Gas industry, will spur the development and adaptation of frugal technologies, and support the growth of a rich ecosystem of suppliers of services and products.

Delegates from license holders, operators, regulators, and service companies will benefit from discussing past successes and future challenges. Players in higher-cost provinces can also contribute – and bring home a few tricks on how to save costs and improve performance.

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Gold Sponsor – BiSN


Day 1 – Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 08:00AM – 1:30PM CDT

Session 1: Best Practices in P&A (a regulatory approach)

Chairs: Steven Canny
Speakers: Miles Ponsonby, Shanna Nolan and Leah Davies

Session Description: Engineers like to differentiate and create custom solution to suit specific risk profiles. At the same time they relish a level playing field, with the same regulatory approach worldwide so that solutions developed in e.g., Alberta can be applied in Algeria with a minimum of red tape. How can we help spread best practice and standards? Join the session to discuss the trade-off between custom fit and country specific regulation when assuring integrity for a very, very long time.


Session 2: Monitoring Abandoned Wells (TA and PP&A)- locating wells, emissions, and the worst offenders              

Chairs: Pierre Edouard Vincent and Susan Nash
Speakers: Monia Procesi, Mary Kang, Hari Viswanathan and Adam Peltz

Session Description: How can we manage a legacy of wells not always properly identified or tracked, in different areas of the world? What steps can we take to identify, prioritize and manage risks, or even current impact from offenders (emissions, considering the current focus on methane)? These questions and more will be discussed during this session, with representatives from various regions of the world.

Sponsored by:


Session 3: Future-Proofing P&A

Chairs: Hunter Dunham
Speakers: Keith Wise and Carl Lakner

Session Description: In an evolving field with infinite opportunities for subsurface utilization, how should we go about plugging and retiring wells today with consideration for the future? How can we make this end-of-life operation cost effective? Should it be “cost effective” or no expense spared”? What are the critical elements to target for a P&A to be truly permanent? It is imperative we discuss these challenges and prevent critical events when our abandoned wells will be impacted by future development.


Day 2 – Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 08:00AM – 1:30PM CDT

Session 4: Design considerations, including CCS

Chairs: Katherine Beltran Jimenez
Speakers: Ruth Thomas, Jaap Bezemer and Ben Hern

Session Description: Restoring the caprock using cement. Easy. Except: where exactly do we set the two eternal barriers? What are the failure modes and the design scenarios we should follow? And how about alternative materials: do we get to shorten our isolation length? During this session we will discuss how to design robust barriers, especially when permeable formations pressure changes – because of water disposal or CO2 injection.


Session 5: Integrity verification for eternity and beyond

Chair: Matteo Loizzo
Speakers: Kamaljeet Singh, Kirk Harris and Remke Ellis

Session Description: Good log, good cement. How about a so-so log, say when theres a mud layer separating creeping shales and casing? Does it mean we must mill a section? It’s easy to figure out if there can be a blow-out, but how about a small gas leak? Do we actually need cement logs to verify hydraulic isolation? Come to this session to find out how to verify barriers, old and new, in your well.


Session 6: Safe, Reliable, Repeatable, Efficient Operations

Chairs: Willem Boon, Steven Canny
Speakers: Christian Rosnes, Ruari Truter and Steven Allan Canny

Session Description: Across the globe, regulatory bodies are evaluating financial assurance requirements for oil and gas operations, leading many companies to realize that it is not profitable to take some wells to their final stage of life. This creates a large set of legacy wells that are passed on to previous title holders, joint venture partners, or even local government. If you are one of these entities and uncertain of where to start or how to manage a set of wells left at your front door, come listen to experts in mature asset field decommissioning and how it can be safely, reliably, and efficiently executed.


Day 3 – Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 08:00AM – 1:30PM CDT

Session 7: Well Abandonment Technology Roadmaps and Initiatives

Chairs: Bart Joppe, Baker Hughes and Johan Kverneland, TotalEnergies
Speakers: Johan Kverneland, Hans Fjellanger and Bruce Cardno

Session Description: Development of new Technology is key to reduce the Total Costs of Operation for Well Abandonment. Reducing the surface footprint from Rig to Rigless operations and Riser to Riserless operations typically results in a lower overall well abandonment costs and environmental impact from operations. Improvements of barrier placement methodologies and downhole technologies are the enabler to through-tubing well abandonment and reducing the aforementioned surface footprint. This session will provide an overview of Well Abandonment technology development and collaboration initiatives. Multiple speaker will share their perspectives and conclude in a panel discussion.


Session 8: Alternative Barrier Material Initiatives

Chairs: John Moffat, Weatherford and Pierre Edouard Vincent / Jonathan Heseltine
Speakers: Brian Willis, Fred Wassmuth, Eric van Oort and Tron Golder Kristiansen

Session Description: As the Industry strives for efficient/cost effective P&A, driving initiatives for alternative barrier materials and placement techniques, how is the industry ensuring barriers can be placed to satisfy the “eternity” requirements? In this session we will harness the power of caprock with the latest on Shale-as-a-barrier. 


Session 9: Practical solutions for delivery, in various areas

Chairs: Katherine Beltran Jimenez and Pierre Edouard Vincent
Speakers: Dan Arthur, Dwayne Purvis, Amanda Veazey and Graham Ramalho

Session Description: In that final session of the workshop we will cover the wells in the wider context (expanding the coverage worldwide), then consider some options for funding P&A efforts, before reviewing practical examples and challenges onshore North America (Orphan wells plugging) and offshore Europe (innovative mutualized P&A campaign).

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  • 1SPE Webinar Series: Virtual Workshop - Transatlantic Plugging and Abandonment Operations-Day 1
    Media Type: Video

    One size doesn’t fit all, and land is the one space where we can really go for cheap and effective, without forgetting the expensive and effective when it is really required. Being able to assign resources to the wells that most need them and ensuring that we can fix wells the first time around without expensive trial-and-error will be a key factor for the financial health of the Oil & Gas industry, will spur the development and adaptation of frugal technologies, and support the growth of a rich ecosystem of suppliers of services and products. Delegates from license holders, operators, regulators, and service companies will benefit from discussing past successes and future challenges. Players in higher-cost provinces can also contribute – and bring home a few tricks on how to save costs and improve performance.

    Sponsored by:

    Gold Sponsor - BiSN






    Session 1: Best Practices in P&A (a regulatory approach)

    Chairs: Steven Canny
    Speakers: Miles Ponsonby, Shanna Nolan, and Leah Davies

    Session Description: Engineers like to differentiate and create custom solution to suit specific risk profiles. At the same time they relish a level playing field, with the same regulatory approach worldwide so that solutions developed in e.g., Alberta can be applied in Algeria with a minimum of red tape. How can we help spread best practice and standards? Join the session to discuss the trade-off between custom fit and country specific regulation when assuring integrity for a very, very long time.

    0:00:00 - 1:23:00




    Session 2: Monitoring Abandoned Wells (TA and PP&A), locating wells, emissions, and the worst offenders

    Chairs: Pierre Edouard Vincent and Susan Nash
    Speakers: Monia Procesi, Mary Kang, Hari Viswanathan, and Adam Peltz

    Session Description: How can we manage a legacy of wells not always properly identified or tracked, in different areas of the world? What steps can we take to identify, prioritize and manage risks, or even current impact from offenders (emissions, considering the current focus on methane)? These questions and more will be discussed during this session, with representatives from various regions of the world.

    Sponsored by:


    1:23:00 - 2:55:30




    Session 3: Future-Proofing P&A

    Chairs: Hunter Dunham
    Speakers: Keith Wise and Carl Lakner

    Session Description: In an evolving field with infinite opportunities for subsurface utilization, how should we go about plugging and retiring wells today with consideration for the future? How can we make this end-of-life operation cost effective? Should it be "cost effective" or no expense spared"? What are the critical elements to target for a P&A to be truly permanent? It is imperative we discuss these challenges and prevent critical events when our abandoned wells will be impacted by future development.

    2:55:30 - 3:56:26

  • 2SPE Webinar Series: Virtual Workshop - Transatlantic Plugging and Abandonment Operations-Day 2
    Media Type: Video

    One size doesn’t fit all, and land is the one space where we can really go for cheap and effective, without forgetting the expensive and effective when it is really required. Being able to assign resources to the wells that most need them and ensuring that we can fix wells the first time around without expensive trial-and-error will be a key factor for the financial health of the Oil & Gas industry, will spur the development and adaptation of frugal technologies, and support the growth of a rich ecosystem of suppliers of services and products. Delegates from license holders, operators, regulators, and service companies will benefit from discussing past successes and future challenges. Players in higher-cost provinces can also contribute – and bring home a few tricks on how to save costs and improve performance.

    Sponsored by:

    Gold Sponsor - BiSN






    Session 4: Design considerations, including CCS

    Chairs: Katherine Beltran Jimenez
    Speakers: Ruth Thomas, Jaap Bezemer and Ben Hern

    Session Description: Restoring the caprock using cement. Easy. Except: where exactly do we set the two eternal barriers? What are the failure modes and the design scenarios we should follow? And how about alternative materials: do we get to shorten our isolation length? During this session we will discuss how to design robust barriers, especially when permeable formations pressure changes - because of water disposal or CO2 injection.

    0:00:00 - 1:30:20




    Session 5: Integrity verification for eternity and beyondSpeakers: Kamaljeet Singh, Kirk Harris and Remke Ellis

    Session Description: Good log, good cement. How about a so-so log, say when theres a mud layer separating creeping shales and casing? Does it mean we must mill a section? It’s easy to figure out if there can be a blow-out, but how about a small gas leak? Do we actually need cement logs to verify hydraulic isolation? Come to this session to find out how to verify barriers, old and new, in your well.

    1:30:20 - 2:56:40




    Session 6: Safe, Reliable, Repeatable, Efficient Operations

    Chairs: Willem Boon, Steven Canny
    Speakers: Christian Rosnes, Ruari Truter and Steven Allan Canny

    Session Description: Across the globe, regulatory bodies are evaluating financial assurance requirements for oil and gas operations, leading many companies to realize that it is not profitable to take some wells to their final stage of life. This creates a large set of legacy wells that are passed on to previous title holders, joint venture partners, or even local government. If you are one of these entities and uncertain of where to start or how to manage a set of wells left at your front door, come listen to experts in mature asset field decommissioning and how it can be safely, reliably, and efficiently executed.

    2:56:40 - 4:21:48

  • 3SPE Webinar Series: Virtual Workshop - Transatlantic Plugging and Abandonment Operations-Day 3
    Media Type: Video

    One size doesn’t fit all, and land is the one space where we can really go for cheap and effective, without forgetting the expensive and effective when it is really required. Being able to assign resources to the wells that most need them and ensuring that we can fix wells the first time around without expensive trial-and-error will be a key factor for the financial health of the Oil & Gas industry, will spur the development and adaptation of frugal technologies, and support the growth of a rich ecosystem of suppliers of services and products. Delegates from license holders, operators, regulators, and service companies will benefit from discussing past successes and future challenges. Players in higher-cost provinces can also contribute – and bring home a few tricks on how to save costs and improve performance.

    Sponsored by:

    Gold Sponsor - BiSN






    Session 7: Well Abandonment Technology Roadmaps and Initiatives

    Chairs:Bart Joppe, Baker Hughes and Johan Kverneland, TotalEnergies
    Speakers: Johan Kverneland, Hans Fjellanger and Bruce Cardno, 

    Session Description: Development of new Technology is key to reduce the Total Costs of Operation for Well Abandonment. Reducing the surface footprint from Rig to Rigless operations and Riser to Riserless operations typically results in a lower overall well abandonment costs and environmental impact from operations. Improvements of barrier placement methodologies and downhole technologies are the enabler to through-tubing well abandonment and reducing the aforementioned surface footprint. This session will provide an overview of Well Abandonment technology development and collaboration initiatives. Multiple speaker will share their perspectives and conclude in a panel discussion.

    0:00:00 - 1:20:30




    Session 8:  Alternative Barrier Material Initiatives

    Chairs: John Moffat, Weatherford and Pierre Edouard Vincent / Jonathan Heseltine
    Speakers: Brian Willis, Fred Wassmuth, Eric van Oort and Tron Golder Kristiansen


    Session Description: As the Industry strives for efficient/cost effective P&A, driving initiatives for alternative barrier materials and placement techniques, how is the industry ensuring barriers can be placed to satisfy the "eternity" requirements? In this session we will harness the power of caprock with the latest on Shale-as-a-barrier.

    1:20:30 - 2:53:20




    Session 9: Practical solutions for delivery, in various areas

    Chairs: Katherine Beltran Jimenez and Pierre Edouard Vincent
    Speakers: Dan Arthur, Dwayne Purvis, Amanda Veazey and Graham Ramalho


    Session Description: In that final session of the workshop we will cover the wells in the wider context (expanding the coverage worldwide), then consider some options for funding P&A efforts, before reviewing practical examples and challenges onshore North America (Orphan wells plugging) and offshore Europe (innovative mutualized P&A campaign).

    2:53:20 - 4:28:39

Credits

Earn credits by completing this course1.2 CEU credits12 PDH credits

Speakers

Miles PonsonbyTeam Lead for the Well Integrity DepartmentMiles Ponsonby is the Team Lead for the Well Integrity Department for NOPSEMA, Australia’s independent offshore regulator. He has over 40 years operational, engineering, commercial and management experience in UK, Norway, Holland, Australia and regionally in Asia Pacific. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Australian institute of Company Directors and Governance institute of Australia.
Fred WassmuthSenior Research EngineerFred has a broad background in investigating unconventional oil recovery and experience advancing new technologies in a research capacity. Past efforts focused on improved waterflooding heavy oil, enhanced tight oil recovery and conformance control technologies. Ongoing investigations include the use of steam additives to reduce the carbon footprint of SAGD applications and evaluation of alternative barrier materials for well abandonment and remediation. Fred holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Calgary and is the manager of the In-Situ Recovery research team at InnoTech Alberta.
Katherine Beltran-JimenezIntervention EngineerDr Katherine Beltrán-Jiménez works as intervention engineer at Equinor supporting operation in the Norwegian and North Sea. She has 12 years of experience in Drilling and P&A operations in Colombia, Brazil and Norway. Author of 25 articles, most of them focused in P&A materials and barrier evaluation using logging technologies. Katherine holds a bachelor’s in petroleum engineering, a master in Offshore engineering and two PhDs: one in Petroleum Technology from the University of Stavanger (UIS) and one in in Offshore engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Katherine currently acts as the SPE P&A Technical Section Chair.
    Brian WillisSenior EngineerBrian is a senior engineer at Astrimar with expertise in engineering risk management and reliability, in particular for applications to well decommissioning, new technology qualification and alternative well barriers. He has developed and implemented best practice to support operators and technology developers for the management of risk and is a contributor to OEUK guidelines for the Use of Barrier Materials in Well Decommissioning and Well Decommissioning for CO2 Storage.
    Bruce CardnoCo-FounderBruce Cardno is a co-founder of Clearwell Technology, a UK SME with a mission to help phase out redundant oil and gas infrastructure by transforming the well decommissioning process. Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in well intervention and plugging and abandonment for international service companies such as Halliburton, Weatherford and PSL Energy Services.
    Dan ArthurFounder, President and Chief EngineerDan Arthur is the Founder, President and Chief Engineer of ALL Consulting and has served as its President & Chief Engineer throughout the firm’s 25-year history. He is a registered Professional Engineer in 35 states, a Certified Petroleum Geologists through AAPG, Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer through SPE, a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a Qualified Measurement Specialist. With over 40 years’ experience, Dan has completed projects throughout the United States and in 30 different countries outside of the US.

    He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology. Mr. Arthur started his career with Halliburton Services, worked as a Field Engineer for a small independent oil & gas company (Oklahoma City), and then served as a National Expert in the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program while employed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He then served as the Vice President of Upstream Services for a large international consulting company, where he performed a variety of environmental, water, and geoscience projects. Upon starting ALL Consulting, Mr. Arthur built a multi-disciplinary firm that has completed projects on a world-wide basis.
    Adam PeltzDirector and Senior Attorney, Energy TransitionAdam Peltz is a Senior Attorney in EDF’s Energy program. He focuses on oil and gas and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) regulation and policy and serves as a public advocate on oil and gas and CCS development issues, with a focus on well integrity and orphan well management. Adam is responsible for managing multi-stakeholder efforts concerning oil and gas and CCS development to improve environmental outcomes through enhanced regulation and improved industry practices.
    Amanda VeazeyVice PresidentAmanda Veazey is passionate about the intersection of energy, environment, and people. As Vice President of CSR Services, LLC, Amanda works with all stakeholders, including landowners, communities, and regulators, to plug orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells across the eastern United States, reducing methane emissions and restoring the environment.
    Mrs. Veazey has more than 25 years of experience as a geologist in the energy and environmental sectors. She has held positions with Seneca Resources Company, LLC, Marathon Oil Company, and ERM.
    Amanda earned a B.A. in Geology from Smith College and an M.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Louisiana State University. She and her husband, Matthew, live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with their two children.
    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.
    Ben HernPrincipal Engineer Drilling and Well TechnicianBen is a drilling engineer working for Equinor’s field development competence centre in Stavanger, Norway. For the last four years he has been designing wells for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project. Ben’s oilfield adventure started in 1994 and has taken a meandering path from Australia via Asia, Central Asia and South West Africa to Norway. Ben’s roles in Equinor have included real time data analysis, drilling services contract evaluation, benchmarking, drilling engineering and for fun, participation in the Radical Innovation Group. During five years as Equinor’s contact for Rushmore Reviews, he was responsible for the extraction and submission of data to the Abandonment Performance Review. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in hydrology from the Finders University of South Australia. He currently lives in Stavanger with his wife and two children.
    Carl LaknerPermitting EngineerCarl Lakner is a permitting Engineer in the Office of Field Operations at BSEE’s Pacific Region. Currently
    Carl is tasked with reviewing drilling and workover permits for wells in addition to working on several
    Bureau wide teams looking at enterprise risk in permitting and decommissioning.
    Carl has spent his entire career in the energy industry operations both on and offshore. He has held field
    and management positions in USA, France, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Angola. Carl joined BSEE in 2023, the
    offshore regulator for USA OCS. He started his career with SLB in Houma LA USA, transitioned to DCOR
    the largest operator offshore California USA, followed by special projects manger for CalNRG before
    joining BSEE. Outside of work, all time is devoted to my family and keeping up with them.
    Dwayne Purvis Founder and Principal AdvisorDwayne has been a petroleum engineer, entrepreneur, and executive in the oil industry for nearly 29 years. He and his team assist oil companies, litigants, and NGOs on engineering and strategic issues, especially how to succeed in the energy transition. He also teaches industry courses, serves as an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University, and frequently contributes to the public discussion of oil industry topics.
    Dr. Eric Van OortDr. Eric van Oort became Professor in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, after a 20-year industry career with Shell Oil Company. He holds a PhD degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Amsterdam. He has (co-)authored more than 190 technical papers, holds 14 patents, is a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer, a SPE Distinguished Member, and the 2017 winner of the prestigious international SPE Drilling Engineering Award. At UT Austin, he directs drilling-related R&D in two industry consortia (RAPID and CODA) with over 25 industry company sponsors, covering drilling automation & control, sensor design, big data analytics, complex well construction challenges, and well abandonment & decommissioning. Recently, he has become involved in deep closed-loop geothermal drilling through UT’s new GEO initiative, for which he is the technical lead. In addition, he is the co-founder of 3 start-up companies, including SPYDR dedicated to drilling automation technologies, and is the CEO of his own consulting company.
    Graham RamalhoSenior Well Engineer and Offshore P&A Engineering Team LeadGraham Ramalho is the Well Engineering team lead for Shell at the joint venture NAM in the
    Netherlands. His team is responsible for the plug and abandonment of all offshore wells. He has been
    with Shell for ~11 years and is experienced project management and front-end design + operations for
    tight gas ERD wells, plug and abandonment of platform and MLS wells in both the Dutch and UK
    Southern North Sea. He has been part of the Nexstep joint initiative since 2020 and has played a key role
    in the first Multi-Operator Offshore P&A Campaign in the Netherlands as their technical team lead.
    Hans FjellangerManaging DirectorHans began his career at Aarbakke in 1997, initially joining as an
    apprentice and subsequently advancing his skills to become a certified
    CNC operator. His academic journey includes notable achievements, such
    as graduating from Stavanger Offshore Technical School and obtaining a
    degree from BI Norwegian School of Management.
    In 2004, he became partner in Årdal Mekanisk Verksted, a venture that
    joined the IKM Group in 2007. Hans then expanded his role within IKM
    Group, focusing on sales and also co-founded Axiom Engineering. After a
    tenure at Malm Orstad, focusing on the promotion of their proprietary
    products, he returned to the IKM Group, specifically to IKM Subsea in
    2012. Here, he led sales and business development efforts, significantly
    contributing to the company's growth and its establishment as a leading
    provider of subsea solutions equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
    In June 2021, Hans transitioned to Aarbakke Innovation, assuming the role
    of Commercial Manager before being appointed as Managing Director in
    2022. His leadership extends to Axter, a pioneering venture spun off from
    Aarbakke Innovation, where he is at the forefront of steering the
    development and commercialization of cutting-edge technologies.
    Hari ViswanathanLaboratory FellowHari Viswanathan holds advanced degrees in chemical and environmental engineering and is a senior scientist in the Computational Earth Science group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is PI on multiple energy security projects that have been a combination of R&D and programmatic work leading to a strong publication record of over 150 peer-reviewed journal publications on subsurface energy applications with an h-index of 55 and over 10,000 citations. He is a GSA Fellow, LANL Fellows Prize winner for Outstanding Research and a LANL Fellow. Viswanathan has expertise in subsurface fractured systems, reservoir modeling and machine learning, all critical elements for characterizing subsurface systems. He has led large multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional projects in DOE application areas such as carbon sequestration applications, unconventional oil and gas and locating undocumented orphan wells. He has also worked on nuclear waste disposal, nuclear nonproliferation and other DOE mission critical programs where he has integrated field observations, laboratory measurements, predictive modeling and uncertainty quantification.
    Hunter DunhamP&A EngineerHunter Dunham is currently a P&A Engineer for Chevron in Australia. His background is large volume onshore well plug and abandonment in the United States having worked as Wellbore Integrity Engineering Team Lead in Colorado and as a P&A Advisor in Houston. Outside of work, Hunter enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids exploring the outdoors and appreciating nature.
    Jaap BezemerJaap Bezemer is a Lead well Engineer New Business Development and Joint Venture Discipline. He is responsible the well engineering input into the maturation of new Projects and the replication of best practices across Joint ventures and Shell operated ventures. Jaap received is Geotechnical Engineering degree from the Delft University of Technology.
    He started his career in Sakhalin Energy with the successful Rig start up of the Lunskoye field. After that he held several planning and well engineering positions in Russia, The Netherlands and Oman.
    Today, a big part of his responsibilities are dedicated to the maturation of CCS projects in Europe, while maintaining an oversight on the developments in this space globally.
    Johan Kverneland
    Jonathan HeseltineSenior ResearcherJonathan is a Senior Researcher with InnoTech Alberta. In his 19 years in the energy industry, he has conducted and managed a range of analysis and testing projects related to wellbore equipment and materials, technology development and risk assessment. He has a background in open hole logging and cement integrity log interpretation. Over the years, he has been active with the SPE and is currently a chair on the SPE Plug & Abandonment Technical Section. Jonathan holds a master’s in degree mechanical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a registered professional engineer in Alberta.
    Kamaljeet SinghWell Integrity Technical DirectorKamaljeet Singh is the technical director for the Reservoir Performance Division.
    He supports the downhole surveillance portfolio covering well integrity and
    production logging domains.
    Kamaljeet has 20+ years of experience in wireline logging, production
    enhancement projects, well interventions, and plug and abandonment
    operations, working in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
    Kamaljeet works closely with the research and engineering teams on developing
    future cased-hole logging technologies including new algorithms and
    interpretation workflows.
    His interest groups are acoustics, fiber optics, electromagnetics, acoustic noise,
    phased array, mechanical intervention, pulsed neutron, production logging, well
    integrity, automation, artificial learning, machine learning, and cementing.
    Keith WiseOperations ManagerKeith Wise is the Operations Manager at OEUK and is responsible for
    promoting operational excellence and driving initiatives that align
    with the North Sea Task Authority Strategy of Maximising Economic
    Recovery with the industry’s role in delivering a diverse energy mix
    in a net zero transition. Keith is currently spearheading OEUK’s
    Subsurface Forum & Wells Forum and works with industry,
    government, and regulators to enhance effectiveness and efficiency across the UKCS basin.
    Keith has spent most of his career in the energy industry working in operations, technical and
    regional management roles in the UK, USA, Africa, and the Middle East. Keith joined OEUK in 2020,
    the leading representative industry body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, after 23 years with
    SLB. Outside of work keen sailor and active member in local sailing club competing weekly in races,
    enjoy running and enjoy being part of competitive teams’ football and rugby player. Spending quality
    time exploring new countries or eating a simple family dinner with my wife and children revives my
    soul and motivates me.
    Kirk HarrisSenior Cementing AdvisorBased in Lafayette, Louisiana, Kirk Harris is the founder and senior technical advisor for ThoroughBond LLC, which provides global technical support for cementing and bond log interpretation. He currently supports several operators including deep water cementing in the GOM and Guyana, P & A operations in Africa, and global CO2/H2 storage projects. Formerly the global cementing advisor for Oxy, Talisman, and Repsol, Kirk began his career with Halliburton where he worked as a field and research engineer. Kirk graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
    Leah DaviesWell Abandonment LeadLeah has a Petroleum Engineering Technology diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and a BSc in Physics from the University of Calgary. She has been working in the wellbore decommissioning space for over 20 years at various operating companies and started her career with the Alberta regulator. Leah currently is the Well Abandonment Lead at Imperial Oil. She believes that decommissioning a wellbore is the most important thing done to a well and has a lot of passion for her role in this space.
    Mary KangAssistant ProfessorMary Kang is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at McGill University. Her
    research focuses on energy transition, climate and environmental impacts of energy systems, and
    subsurface hydrology. Her current projects are on characterization and mitigation of methane
    emissions from oil and gas wells and urban infrastructure. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow
    in the Earth System Science department at Stanford University. She received a Ph.D. in Civil and
    Environmental Engineering from Princeton University, a Science, Technology, and Environmental
    Policy certificate from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and a M.A.Sc. and a
    B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Between her time at Waterloo and
    Princeton, she worked as a water resources engineering consultant based in Reston, VA.
    Matteo LoizzoConsultantMatteo Loizzo has been an international consultant in well integrity and CO2 storage for 12
    years. His previous career with Schlumberger spanned field operations, research & development,
    QHSE and carbon dioxide geological storage (CCUS). His current research interests include
    harnessing creeping formations (such as salt and shales) to help control well leaks, modeling
    leaks through cement, inverting geophysical measurements and quantifying methane emissions
    from oil & gas wells. He also provides technical training in the field of CCUS, plug &
    abandonment, well integrity, management systems, and process safety.
    Matteo holds an Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Rome university “La Sapienza”,
    Italy, has authored or coauthored 31 technical papers as well as a book chapter on CO2 storage,
    and he’s the Program Chair of the SPE Well Integrity Technical Section.
    Monia ProcesiResearcherDr. Monia Procesi is a researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV-Italy).
    She is geologist and geochemist and her research focus is on the application of water and gas
    geochemistry to georesource characterization. Her primary research interests lie in the exploration
    and development of low-carbon geoenergy sources, with a particular emphasis on geothermal
    resources. Additionally, MP’s research program encompasses the in-depth study of geological-
    methane geochemistry, including its genesis, formation mechanisms, atmospheric migration, and
    its role as a greenhouse gas. MP’s research approach is characterized by its inherently
    multidisciplinary nature, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the complex interactions
    within Earth's systems. In addition to her research activities, MP contributes to the INGV's mission
    also by participating in seismic surveillance efforts across the Italian territory and tsunami
    monitoring programs within the Euro-Mediterranean region.
    Pierre-Edouard VincentCompletions and Well Interventions ManagerPierre-Edouard VINCENT is currently Completions and Well Intervention Manager at Trident Energy in London, with 30 years’ of experience in the whole well lifecycle: well engineering and delivery (drilling & completion), well operations, barrel-chasing and well intervention, well integrity, and finally well P&A.
    Pierre-Edouard holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Business Administration.
    He’s been active with SPE since 1997 and is currently involved with SPE Brazil (International Relations Officer) and SPE International (P&ATS Officer), as well at 2 IOGP committees.
    He recently Co-Chaired the 2024 SPE Europe Well Integrity Workshop in Amsterdam, alongside Simon Copping with SLB.
    Remke EllisRemke Ellis is from Aberdeen and has academic background in Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering. In 2012 he began working in oil industry with principle roles in Reservoir and Production engineering. In early 2016 he joined TGT UK. He is now based in Stavanger as Domain Champion supporting all Norway operations; primarily for well integrity and flow diagnostics.
    Ruari TruterSenior Wells AdvisorRuari Truter is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years of experience in drilling, well engineering and well examiner roles, having worked in both the UKCS and internationally, on projects ranging from deepwater to platforms including exploration, appraisal, and development drilling. His past work has taken him to South Africa, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and Tunisia for Operators including BG, Pioneer Natural Resources, CNR and Apache.
    Ruth ThomasSubsurface ManagerHaving spent 22 years working in E&P as a Geophysicist for Operators including CNR International, Apache, Talisman Energy and Repsol Sinopec, Ruth moved to Well-Safe Solutions in 2022 after completing an MSc in Decommissioning. She manages all Well-Safe’s subsurface projects, worldwide, and chairs the Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) Geoscience Excellence in Decom workgroup. She is passionate about the importance of the subsurface basis of design for the delivery of optimised and cost-effective P&A for decommissioning and energy transition projects.
    Shanna NolanSoil and Groundwater Program ManagerShanna has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Since 2010, she has held a variety of roles in well completions, integrity, decommissioning and restoration. She is currently a Soil and Groundwater Program Manager for Shell Canada as well as the Vice President of the Well Integrity & Abandonment Society.
    Steven Allan CannyGlobal Director of Well Abandonment Steven is the Global Director of Well Abandonment for Weatherford and has established Weatherford’s Turnkey Well Abandonment Contracting capability. He has experience working across five continents with South East Asia and North Sea being the dominant focus markets, however with expertise in all major well integrity/ abandonment guidelines and standards. Steven’s primary area of expertise was in subsea production systems and well barrier management, particularly well access and entry systems. Career development through technical and operational roles in the late life intervention and abandonment phases was followed by regional operational management and new business leadership roles. This has culminated in re-defining how Weatherford approach and execute well abandonment operations, through the EPSm approach which has delivered lump sum turnkey operations across the eastern hemisphere.


    Steven is an active stakeholder and contributor to SPE events globally, mentors junior engineers, sits on the API 17G standard committee, has 27 publications and holds multiple patents in surface and subsea well re-entry systems.
    Dr. Susan NashDr. Nash is Director of Innovation and Emerging Science at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). In addition to a background in geology and programs / business development, Nash has developed numerous online and face-to-face educational courses and programs.
    Tron Golder KristiansenChief Engineer D&W Rock MechanicsTron Golder Kristiansen is applying geo & rock mechanics engineering to solve various challenges in the oil and gas industry. He started with Amoco in 1992 in Stavanger. He also worked at Amoco’s research center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He then became Global Geomechanics Advisor for BP from 2003 to 2016. In 2016 he joined Aker BP to set up their Engineering Geology team. He is currently Chief Engineer in Drilling and Wells for Rock Mechanics in Drilling & Wells in Aker BP. He has a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Stavanger from 1992.