Offshore Well Abandonment Training: Plug, Abandonment and Decommissioning – EP06

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As the number of ageing fields in Malaysia increases, the plugging and abandonment (P&A) of wells become a critical activity that carries major liability to operators and regulators. Experience in other parts of the world indicates that wells can make up over 50% of the overall field decommissioning costs. The need for competent technical staff trained in planning, managing and executing P&A has never been higher especially as well abandonment activities are at its early stage in Malaysia with operators having minimal experience.

This in-depth training course will cover the complete topic of well decommissioning, including P&A methodologies, industry guidelines and regulations, and current best practices. Attendees will learn the basic principles of well P&A to effectively manage the risks and uncertainties associated with well decommissioning whilst also developing good planning practices and effective cost control.

This course is brought to you by Pace Up Training Academy and Well Experts Services (WES) in collaboration with Well Decom Ltd., a trusted advisor on decommissioning and P&A in the UK with over 10 years’ experience in well decommissioning and related training.


Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with industry guidelines and the regulation of well decommissioning activities.
  • Develop a practical appreciation of P&A objectives, operational phases and well status classifications.
  • Consider a wide range of well structures (casing and completions) and the equipment required to access the well and execute P&A operations.
  • Solve common P&A challenges through an understanding of the P&A process for a range of well types.
  • Review P&A design and cost estimation processes including the identification, characterisation and management of risk.
  • Discuss project optimization and current trends in ‘best practice’ to improve the efficiency of P&A projects.


  • Well P&A Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Asset Owners and Regulators
  • Superintendents
  • Wellsite Supervisors
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Completions Engineers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Environmental Managers
  • Government Regulators
  • Introductions and Course Administration
  • Background and historical Context to P&A
  • Introduction to P&A Challenges
  • Well Integrity
  • Primary Cementing
  • New Techniques and Technologies
  • Preparation for Well Decommissioning
  • Cement and Casing Evaluation Techniques:
  • Remedial Cementing and Specialty Cements
  • Well abandonment Overview
  • Well-Abandonment Regulations, Guidelines and Standards
  • Gas Migration and Leakage
  • Common abandonment methods
  • Well Types and approaches
  • Lessons Learned from North Sea
  • Review of Best Practices
  • Current trends in Well-Abandonment Legislation, Regulations and Guidelines
  • Best Practices: Group P&A Exercise
Kuala Lumpur 14 Apr 2020 - 16 Apr 2020
Early Bird Register by March 13, 2020
Early Bird Member Price MYR8980
Early Bird Non-Member MYR8980
Member Price MYR12480
Non-Member MYR12480
Grouping Member Price MYR10780
Grouping Non-Member MYR10780