SPE Forum: Shaping the Next Wave in Well Plugging and Abandonment 18 - 22 Mar 2019 The Hague, The Netherlands

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SPE's Shaping the Next Wave in Well Plugging and Abandonment Forum brought together leaders from production and service sector companies, regulators and stakeholders to discuss and shape the medium term future of well plugging and abandonment. 

With new scientific insights, operational approaches and innovative solutions breaking into the market, there is an increasing desire to apply these in the right application and a greater enthusiasm to satisfy the growing demand for innovative solutions. At the same time, there are growing concerns related to abandoned wells and more attention to the re-use of the underground. The pressure to reduce cost remains, both for operators and governments.


This event focused on:

  • The risks and opportunities the industry should address
  • Relevant environmental factors in different settings
  • How to identify unnecessary effort; technical limit scope and uncertainty
  • Regulatory scope, supervision, deviation, uniformity
  • What is an adequate barrier system? How do we know?
  • The requirements for wellbore tubular removal
  • Current barrier materials – cements
  • New barrier materials – non-cement

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  • Help shape the next wave of well P&A
  • Gain insight in innovation opportunities and application tools
  • Engage with stakeholders and understand their perspectives
  • Experience the latest technologies, products, and solutions
  • Enhance your knowledge with thought-provoking presentations and discussions
  • Expand your professional network through excellent networking opportunities



Professionals with an interest in:

  • Drilling, completions and intervention
  • Projects, Facilities and Construction

  • Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility

  • Regulatory agencies and supervision

  • Management of Liabilities and Information