SPE Symposium: Decommissioning and Abandonment 3 - 4 Dec 2018 Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Monday, December 03

09:00 - 09:30
01  Opening and Keynote Session Pullman One
Speaker(s) Hj. Zakaria Kasah - PETRONAS, Mazuin Ismail - PETRONAS


Hj. Zakaria Kasah

Mazuin Ismail

09:30 - 10:30
EP01  Executive Plenary Session: Shaping Asia Pacific's Decommissioning and Abandonment Future Pullman One
Moderator(s) Zainuddin Kamarudin - PETRONAS, Ismail Aslam Abdullah - PETRONAS, Devi Putra - PT PERTAMINA
Speaker(s) Bundit Pattanasak - PTTEP, Mohd Jukris Abdul Wahab - PETRONAS, Herutama Trikoranto - PT PERTAMINA
In a recent report on Asia Pacific's decommissioning market indicated more than 380 fields are expected to cease production in the next decade. The cost for decommissioning and abandonment (D&A) of these 2,600 platforms and 35,000 wells will pile up to over US$100 billion 1. The figures are mindboggling.

Effective D&A strategies have certainly become a priority for many oil and gas companies in the region. A well-planned journey through late-life operations of mature fields presents opportunities to capture further value from assets.

This session will provide a strategic platform for industry leaders to address challenges and share best practices to shape and steer decommissioning and abandonment activities in Asia Pacific.


Mohd Jukris Abdul Wahab

Bundit Pattanasak

11:00 - 12:30
P01  Panel Session 01: Achieving Optimisation and Efficiency through Multiple Collaborations Pullman One
Moderator(s) Kevin O Flaherty - Offshore Decommissioning Services Asia Pte. Ltd., Mohamad Ikhranizam Mohamad Ros - PETRONAS
Speaker(s) Anuj Choudhary - Offshore Decommissioning Services Asia Pte. Ltd., Zulkarnain Ismail - PETRONAS, Zainuddin Kamarudin - PETRONAS
It is expected that more than 700 production facilities in Asia Pacific will go into decommissioning and abandonment (D&A) phase in the next 10 years. It is a fact that D&A poses a unique challenge to both operators and service providers in various way include cost, environmental impact and liability. However, regional operators see two big opportunities in their favour. The first is efficiency enhancement through technology-centred solution which is a key in solving the puzzle where D&A activities in the region are expected to intensify. The second opportunity is the wide reaching potential for collaboration. With technology and collaboration being the drivers in Asia Pacific growing D&A market, industry captains need to take an active role in shaping the D&A market to position oil and gas sector as a key growth engine to the Asia Pacific economy.

The panel session will gather leading decommissioning experts and practitioners from operators, service and technology providers, contractors, and research communities to discuss pressing issues facing D&A:

•Unique challenges and approach facing D&A
•Utilisation of techniques and technologies to fulfill potential
•Identifying future trends in waste management
•Managing liabilities, ownership and methodologies
•Opportunities for D&A "cross border" value chain collaboration


Anuj Choudhary
Offshore Decommissioning Services Asia Pte. Ltd.

Zulkarnain Ismail

Zainuddin Kamarudin
PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.

Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1230 Late Life Knowledge Transfer for the Asia Pacific Region: Determining the Applicability of Lessons Learnt in the North Sea S.C. Long, Aker Solutions
14:00 - 15:30
TS01  Technical Session 01: Impact of Regulations, Policies and Guidelines on D&A Activities in Asia Pacific Pullman One
Session Chairpersons Mohd. Izzat Mohd. Thiyahuddin - PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd., Ahmad Yunus Abdul Talib - Uzma
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1520 193979 Projects, Facilities & Construction Policy and Institution of Offshore Platform Decommissioning in Indonesia Oil and Gas Upstream Industry to Improve Performance of Navigational Safety and State-Owned Asset Management S. Amelia, Y. Latief, U. of Indonesia; N. Wan Abdullah Zawawi, U. Teknologi PETRONAS; A. Santos, U. of Djuanda
1420-1440 193940 Production & Operations Well Reclassification Guidelines: The Backbone for Optimised Well Management at Country Level in Malaysia R. Guillory, W. Wan Razali, R. Masoudi, N. Ahmad, A. Abdul Hamid, K. Mahadi, PETRONAS
1440-1500 193943 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Assessing the Social and Economic Impacts of Oilfield Closure and Decommissioning
D. Snashall, Environmental Resources Management
1400-1420 193946 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Different Routes - Same Destination: Planning Processes for Decommissioning in South East Asia
S. Laister, S. Jagerroos, Environmental Resources Management
14:00 - 15:30
TS02  Technical Session 02: D&A Strategic Planning Pullman Two
Session Chairpersons M. Redzuan A. Rahman - PETRONAS, Chatawut Chanvanichskul - PTTEP
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 193991 Projects, Facilities & Construction Overview of Decommissioning Option Methods: A Case for Comparative Assessment D. Palandro, A. Aziz, ExxonMobil
1420-1440 193985 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility NEBA Application for Offshore Subsea Pipeline Decommissioning
J. Kankamnerd, S. Chonchirdsin, C. Chanvanichskul, P. Phanichtriphop, PTTEP
1440-1500 193959 Management & Information Malaysia’s First Subsea Fields Abandonment
C. Ho, Shell Malaysia
1500-1520 193963 Projects, Facilities & Construction Seeking the Proper Decommissioning Method in Gross Split Era K. Junedi, PT PERTAMINA Hulu Energi ONWJ
15:30 - 16:00
00  ePoster_Session 1 Foyer
The current presentation date and time shown is a TENTATIVE schedule. The final/ confirmed presentation schedule will be notified/available early November 2018.

Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 193937 Management & Information Managing Flow Assurance Challenges for Decommissioning of a Deepwater Field A. Anuar, N. Mustaffa, R. M Norpiah, PETRONAS
1530-1600 193977 Management & Information DECOM and Abandonment Process: Critical Behavioural Dimensions that Apply to Every Stage Towards a Continuous Standard of Excellence for all Parties P. Jahne, Sarepta Oil AS
1530-1600 193956 Production & Operations Plug and Abandonment Procedures for Onshore Wells and the Utilization of Reserved Abandonment and Site Restoration (ASR) Funds
A.E. Prasetya, R. Rakhmahwidiati, R. Hutabarat, SKK Migas; S. Paulus, ConocoPhillips (Grissik) Ltd.
16:00 - 17:30
TS03  Technical Session 03: Integrity Improvement Pullman One
Session Chairpersons Ian Crapper - Proserv
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 193950 Production & Operations Permanent Caprock Abandonment (P&A) Assessment Incorporating Rock Mechanics Analysis from Petrophysics Perspective N. Ramly, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1620-1640 193953 Production & Operations Well Abandonment and Subsequent Elimination of Sustained B-Annulus Pressure: A Case Study P.P. Saikia, R. Tumung, U.A. Dutta, Oil India Ltd.
1640-1700 193939 Production & Operations Rigless Abandonment with Bismuth and Thermite P.J. Carragher, J. Fulks, BiSN Oil Tools, Llc.
1700-1720 193965 Production & Operations Cap Rock Restoration in Well Abandonment: Fit-for-Purpose Well Abandonment Design through Workflow Optimization and Integrated Assessment J. Kueh, PETRONAS; H. Hassani, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; M.D. Zamzuri, PETRONAS; K. Abdussalam, A. Johan, M. Zainal Abidin, Z. Yusop, M. A. Razak, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
16:00 - 17:30
TS04  Technical Session 04: Execution Journey Pullman Two
Session Chairpersons Mohd. Zhafran Sulaiman - PETRONAS, Azhar Abdul Aziz - Oceaneering International (Malaysia)
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 193981 Projects, Facilities & Construction Converted Barge for Wellhead Platform Decommissioning
D. Yimtae, M. Aimcharoenchaiyakul, S. Uiyyasathian, M. Svasti-Xuto, C. Chanvanichskul, PTTEP
1620-1640 193970 Projects, Facilities & Construction Planning and Execution of 'FIELD 1' Subsea Facilities Decommissioning A. Yap Tai Liong, Shell Malaysia
1640-1700 193976 Projects, Facilities & Construction Crane-Less, Diver-Less Platform Decommissioning Vessel to Reduce Cost and Enhance Safety and Efficiency A. Choudhary, M. Howes-Roberts, Offshore Decommissioning Services Asia Pte. Ltd.
1700-1720 194054 Production & Operations Well Decommissioning Campaign in Block SK 305, Sarawak, Malaysia (7 Production Wells and 9 Suspended Subsea MLS Exploration Wells) M. Mhd. Yusof, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; M. Mohamad Ros, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd

Tuesday, December 04

09:00 - 10:30
P02  Panel Session 02: Full Life Cycle Asset management, Abandonment and Restoration Pullman One
Moderator(s) Azam Abdul Rahman - PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd., Sophia Kangan - PT PERTAMINA
Speaker(s) David Hutchison - Petrofac Engineering & Production Services, Gde Pradnyana - PT Medco E&P, Noor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi - U. Teknologi PETRONAS, David Anderson - Proserv
It was reported in a present study that over 380 oil and gas fields in the Asia Pacific region are expected to cease production while nearly 2,600 platforms and 35,000 wells need to be decommissioned in the years ahead. However, there were only a few decommissioning projects that have been implemented in the region. With limited experience and lessons learnt, this could lead to high costs and other operational risks that may hold operators back from planning decommissioning activities. Nevertheless, it is the operator’s obligation to do wells plugging and abandonment, production facilities decommissioning and site restoration.

A full life cycle management of an oil and gas asset is therefore important to an operator. This includes concept development, design, construction, operations through to decommissioning. They will face many challenges in ensuring effective and efficient asset management throughout its life cycle.

This panel will gather representatives from regulators, operators, service providers and subject matter experts, to address challenges, share experiences and best practices including:

•Challenges and approaches in life cycle asset management
•Decommissioning aspect in design consideration
•Well plug and abandonment complexity
•Challenges of repurposing facilities
•Site restoration methods and technologies


David Hutchison
Petrofac Engineering & Production Services

Noor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi
U. Teknologi PETRONAS

Gde Pradnyana
PT Medco E&P

11:00 - 12:30
P03  Panel Session 03: Best Practise Case Studies from Gulf of Mexico and North Sea Pullman One
Moderator(s) Christina Phang - Environmental Resources Management, Mashitah Bt. Haji M Jais - PETRONAS
Speaker(s) Paul R. Krause - Environmental Resources Management, Mike Bishop - Repsol Norge AS, Syed Hairil Hafez Syed Abdullah - PETRONAS
In anticipation of increased decommissioning activities in Asia given the high number of mature assets that are approaching their end of life service, the industry faces many challenges in ensuring that the plans and processes are well developed to achieve compliance and meet operational best practices.

Knowledge on how to address legal obligations, cost optimisations, safety, waste management, environmental and social aspects associated with decommissioning and abandonment of the field facilities is crucial for success. Decommissioning activities have been well established in more mature operating environments such as the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, it is therefore plausible that we learn from experience of operators, service providers as well as requirements of the different regulatory framework from those regions.

The aim is to share knowledge by capitalising on compelling case studies to achieve more optimised planning and desired outcomes covering the following aspects:

•Compliance to international, regional and national regulations
•Identification and engagement of relevant stakeholders
•Understanding the required processes and obligations
•Established and upgrading decommissioning facilities in the country and regions
•Meeting health, safety and environment requirements (e.g. HSE Case)
•Required capability and capacity for undertaking this complex end of field life project

This panel session will also cover discussions on options for decommissioning and abandonment of the surface facilities, wells plugging and abandonment, pipelines and others. Our speakers will also share on other relevant topics on obligations of the operator and other parties during and after the decommissioning programme.


Paul R. Krause
Environmental Resources Management

Mike Bishop
Repsol Norge AS

Syed Hairil Hafez Syed Abdullah

14:00 - 15:30
TS05  Technical Session 05: Innovation and Technologies Pullman One
Session Chairpersons Calvin Yang - Baker Hughes, a GE company, Ahmad Dollah - Vantage Well Services Sdn. Bhd.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 193958 Production & Operations Well Integrity,
Plugging and Abandonment: Abrasive Cutting Applications for Well Severance
D. Anderson, Proserv Far East Pte. Ltd.
1420-1440 193989 Production & Operations Dual Annuli ‘Closed System’ Perforate, Wash and Cement C. Teo, Shell; T.A. Stokkeland, P. Matthews, Archer; A. Helleren, Archer-The Well Company; A. Sainuddin, Reservoir Link
1440-1500 193942 Drilling Well Abandonment: A Proven Methodology in Solving Fluid Contamination Y. Hoe, Dowell Schlumberger (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.; A. Duong, Schlumberger; C. Teo, F. Othman, Sarawak Shell Bhd.
1500-1520 193964 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Perforation Performance Simulation in Complex Multicasing Scenarios
T. Burky, G. Craddock, J.I. Lavery, Halliburton
14:00 - 15:30
TS06  Technical Session 06: Case Studies and Lessons Learned Pullman Two
Session Chairpersons Mohd. Fahrul Nizam Engan - PETRONAS, Chih-Wei Khor - Shell
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 193990 Projects, Facilities & Construction Successful of SK305 Artificial Reefing Decommissioning Project M. Sulaiman, M. Mohamad Ros, PETRONAS; M. Azizan, Sapura Energy Bhd.
1420-1440 Case Study : IWAKI Offshore Platform Decommissioning R. Leetham, Sapura Energy Bhd.
1440-1500 Case Study : Diver-less Disconnection and Removal of Floating Facilities M. Youssef, Sapura Energy Bhd.
1500-1520 193948 Projects, Facilities & Construction Decommissioning of Kapal Wellbay Module, its Support Structure and MOPU Mobile Producer 1 Z. Alwi, Redtech Offshore Sdn. Bhd.
16:00 - 17:30
TS07  Technical Session 07: Integrated Approach for Asset Retirement Pullman One
Session Chairpersons Mathieu Al Kharfan - Proserv, Muhammad Hatta Mhd Yusof - PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 193984 Production & Operations An Alternative Approach to Well Re-Entry and Permanent Well Abandonment from a Monohull Vessel in the UK Continental Shelf
S.A. Canny, Weatherford
1620-1640 193980 Production & Operations Malaysia’s First Subsea Development Well Plug and Abandonment F. Othman, C. Teo, F. Bakri, Sarawak Shell Bhd.
1640-1700 193938 Production & Operations Plug and Abandonment Technology and Efficiency Improvement for Asset Retirement in Gulf of Thailand P. Rodprom, C. Pochan, Chevron Thailand E&P Ltd.
1700-1720 193983 Projects, Facilities & Construction Operator/Contractor Collaboration Results in Lightweight Drilling Package for Long-Term P&A Campaign J. Ong, J. Le Guen, M. Mohamed Yunus, Sapura Energy Bhd.
16:00 - 17:30
TS08  Technical Session 08: Achieving Excellence in D&A Projects Pullman Two
Session Chairpersons Frederic Lan-Shun - Saipem, Sulaiman Sidek - PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 193961 Management & Information Estimating Cost and Commercial Risks of North Sea Decommissioning Projects: Lessons Learnt for Asia Pacific S.M. Wan Ullok, Rider Hunt Intl. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
1620-1640 193978 Production & Operations Comparison of Offshore Abandonment Projects in Indonesia: The Evaluation, Challenges and Effectiveness A.E. Prasetya, R. Rakhmahwidiati, SKK Migas
1640-1700 The Significance of Capex Estimation as Key Value Lever for Malaysia Upstream Facilities Decommissioning Projects S. Tan, Petronas
1700-1720 193974 Production & Operations Maximizing Value From Well Abandonment Through Shallow Gas Hunting and Integrated Well Surveillance
S. Zulkipli, S. Mohd Shuib, L. Saw, N.B. Harun, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.