About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)
All wells require Plug & Abandonment (P&A) at the end of their productive life. P&A is responsible for up to 40% of total decommissioning costs for some operators.
Current efforts focus on activities with immediate cost reduction by:
- Improving operational best practices
- Developing cost-effective solutions to common technical challenges
Although effective in the short-term, operators need to adopt a long-term view to:
- Improve understanding of existing barrier quality and potential leak paths
- Provide effective zonal isolation through the well life that continues through P&A
- Rethink cable and control line routing to enable cost-effective removal
Micro VILT Group Pricing:
SGD$1,200 (5 persons per group session)
For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery of this Micro VILT:
The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.
Micro VILT Duration:
The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 3.5 hours (GMT+8 Malaysia Time), with breaks.
Micro VILT Schedule
Opt either for the morning or afternoon session.
Morning session: 8.30am – 12.00pm
Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Micro VILT Course Materials:
All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).
Breakdown of Modules:
Module 1: Overview
- Design & Construction
- Planning for the Future
- Brief Overview of P&A Standards
Module 2: Understanding the Well Life Cycle
- Design Reviews
- Applying New Technology to Old Designs
- When to Abandon vs Suspend
Module 3: Available Technologies
- Current Best practices
- Innovative Solutions vs Disruptive Technologies
- P&A Verification vs Long Term
This Micro VILT will benefit staff involved in drilling and workover, with 2-3 years of experience in the design of wells and/or drilling or workover operations.
It is recommended for the following staff to attend:
- Well Engineers
- Drilling Engineers
- Drilling Supervisors
- Workover Supervisors
- Production Engineering
- Well decommissioning Engineers
* Prior experience in Plug & Abandonment is not required.
Gordon Duncan has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. During that time, he has worked exclusively in well intervention and completions. After a number of years working for intervention service companies (completions, slickline & workovers), he joined Shell as a well service supervisor. He was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of all well intervention work on Shell’s Persian/Arabian Gulf platforms. This included completion running, coil tubing, e-line, slickline, hydraulic workovers, well testing and stimulation operations. An office-based role as a senior well engineer followed.
He was responsible for planning, programming and organising of all the well engineering and intervention work on a number of fields in the Middle East. He had a brief spell as a Site Representative for Santos in Australia before joining Petro-Canada as Completions Superintendent in Syria, then moved to Australia as Completions Operations Superintendent for Santos, before returning to Shell as Field Supervisor Completions and Well Interventions in Iraq where he carried out the first ever formal abandonment of a well in the Majnoon Field. While working on rotation, Gordon regularly taught Completion Practices, Well Intervention, Well Integrity and Reporting & Planning courses all over the world. In 2014, he started to focus 100% on training and became the Technical Director for PetroEDGE.
Since commencing delivering training courses in 2008, Gordon has taught over 300 courses in 31 cities in 16 countries to in excess of 3,500 participants.