Oil & Gas UK has released updated guidelines for the abandonment of wells, along with accompanying guidance on generating cost estimates to support this activity.
The new guidelines aim to “improve cross industry understanding of well-related issues on the UK Continental Shelf”, according to an Oil & Gas UK press release, as well as improve the safety and performance of well operations.
“The first guidelines on well abandonment were produced in 1994 and the documents published today are testament to the industry’s collective and continuing commitment to regularly review and improve safety and performance in all aspects of well practices. Oil & Gas UK developed this fifth issue of the guidelines with well-operators from member companies and other stakeholders to clarify good practice. These guidelines represent just two of over thirty peer-reviewed guidelines published to date by Oil & Gas UK to raise the professional standards of the industry - an outstanding contribution the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) recognised when it presented the Premier Award Medal for Excellence to the trade association last week.
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