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

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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 online 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.

“Very knowledgeable and experienced instructor, delivered the training at the right pace, provided relevant and good examples from North Sea operations, provided in-class exercises for better understanding and successfully related to local P & A requirements.” -Drilling and Completion Department, Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia

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.


  • Interactive Presentation
  • Case Studies
  • Video
  • Group Exercises
  • Q&A Discussion


“Very good training and will be useful for me on how to do the bases of design, cost estimation, and the current technology used in P&A.”
-Workover Supervisor, PETRONAS Carigali

  • Well P&A Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Asset Owners and Regulators
  • Superintendents
  • Wellsite Supervisors
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Completions Engineers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Environmental Managers
  • Government Regulators

“Steve is a great instructor. He has plenty of decommissioning experience, I truly enjoy when he highlighted crucial points during P&A technical and commercial considerations.” -Associate Well Intervention Engineer, Halliburton

Basic Understanding of Well P&A

  • Introduction to P&A Challenges
  • Well P&A Definitions and Objectives
  • Verification
  • Special Considerations
  • Decom Challenge 1
  • Through Tubing Abandonment
  • Primary Cementing

Long Term Well Integrity

  • Well abandonment overview
  • Regulations, Guidelines and Standards
  • Gas migration and leakage

Planning for Well Decommissioning

  • Preparation for well P&A activities
  • Cementing and Casing Evaluation techniques
  • Cost Estimating and Budgeting

Tools and Techniques

  • Common abandonment methods
  • Casing and Cement evaluation
  • Remedial cementing and special cements
  • Well P&A in practice
  • New Techniques and Technologies

Best Practices

  • Risk Assessment
  • Case Histories and North Sea experience
  • Review of Best Practices
  • Current Trends in Legislation, regulation and Guidelines
  • Decom Challenge 2
  • Course Summary and Wrap Up


Digital Classroom - Zoom PRO 20 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
Member Price MYR8480
Non-Member MYR8480
Grouping Member Price MYR6780
Grouping Non-Member MYR6780
Digital Classroom - Zoom PRO 22 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Member Price MYR8480
Non-Member MYR8480
Grouping Member Price MYR6780
Grouping Non-Member MYR6780