Go Radical P&A

Radical Solutions for oil and gas well plugging


Technology concept/solution: Go Radical P&A aims to deliver radically new technical solutions that will enable a step change reduction (>50%) in the environmental footprint and cost to perform the plugging of oil and gas wells worldwide while ensuring the prevention of longer-term leakage from abandoned wells. The project seeks collaboration with radical thinkers across multiple sectors on a global scale, and it is anticipated that the practical solution will take the form of a “toolbox” of solutions whereby any plugging project could select the relevant “tools” to support their specific project.

The project management team believes that the concept will take the form of some kind of partnership, comprising several technical solutions and operational service providers, that would work together collaboratively to deliver a package/toolbox of solutions and services for future plugging operations. Typical focus areas include but are not limited to wellbore access techniques, barrier/plugging solutions, barrier placement techniques, barrier verification techniques, and relevant operational services. The project is adopting Equinor’s business improvement process “Go Radical” with the aim of driving radical thinking to deliver radical solutions.

Owner: Equinor, TotalEnergies

Funding: Equinor, TotalEnergies

Start – end: October 2022 – August 2023

Phase: Conceptualisation - development and testing - demonstration and validation - commercialization

Contact: Tim Croucher

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