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Program

Updated 2017-02-10

Experimental P&A research for the North Sea

20 - 21 March 2017, Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Norway

 

20 MARCH (Day 1)

08:00

Registration

 

P&A SCHOOL

09:00

What is a barrier? (Tore Fjågesund, WellBarrier)

09:30

What is P&A with operator's eye? (Lars Hovda, Conoco Phillips)

10:15

Coffee break

10:30

The harsh challenges a well plug must withstand (Malin Torsæter, SINTEF)

11:00

Regulations and standards (Johnny Gundersen, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway)

 

SINTEF PETROLEUM CONFERENCE

11:30

Lunch

12:30

Welcome to SINTEF Petroleum Conference (Alexandra Bech Gjørv, SINTEF)

12:40

Keynote: The importance of experimental P&A research (Pål V. Hemmingsen, Statoil)

   

Session 1: Ensuring plug integrity

13:10

What is the sealing ability of plugs? (Torbjørn Vrålstad, SINTEF/DrillWell)

13:35

Experiences from full scale plug testing in Mont Terri (Harvey Goodman, Chevron)

14:00

Barrier lifetimes estimated of field samples (C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, German Research Centre for Geoscience)

14:25

Coffee break

   

Session 2: Formation as a barrier

15:00

Statoil experience with shale as a barrier (Truls Carslen, Statoil)

15:25

Creating barriers with natural materials (Tron G. Kristiansen, Aker BP)

15:45

Laboratory qualification of shale barriers (Erling Fjær, SINTEF)

16:05

Coffee break

16:20

Salt as a barrier (Bogdan Orlic, TNO, Netherland)

16:45

Synthetic rock barriers, Geopolymers (Helge Hodne, UiS)

17:10

End of conference day 1

 

 

17:30

Lab tour (Plug integrity, shale barrier, casing wash and retrieval)

 

 

19:30

Dinner at Clarion Hotel & Congress

    

21 march (day 2)  

 08:00

Registration

08:30

Keynote: Independent Technology qualification (David Lysne, ProVenture)

   

Session 3: Pipes and Pipe removal

 09:00

Steel pipe removal by controlled corrosion reaction (Astrid Bjørgum, SINTEF)

09:25

Can tubing be left in hole? (Sigmund Stokka, IRIS/DrillWell)

 09:50

Plugging wells in a "coal country" (Barbara Kutchko, NETL-DOE, US)

 10:15

Coffee break

   

10:45

Keynote: The value of medium scale experimental testing (Arild Saasen, UiS)

   

Session 4: Barrier verification

11:15

What can we learn from nuclear waste storage? (Paul Marschall, NAGRA*, Switzerland)

11:45

Log interpretation in shale formations (Idar Larsen, SINTEF)

12:10

Cement barrier evaluation lab (Dave Gardner, IRIS/DrillWell)

12:35

P&A Challenges and opportunities (wrap-up) (Andreas Reinicke, Shell)

13:00

Lunch

   

Panel debate

14:00

Sealants: Placement and scaling-up from lab to field

16:00

End of conference


*NAGRA - National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste, Switzerland