Thank you for attending the 2023 SPE Workshop: Onshore Plugging and Abandonment.
Plan your attendance to other SPE events in your region or technical area.


Discussions in this workshop were focussed around ways to abandon wells on land “as cheap as possible, but no cheaper”. 

One of the biggest challenges for our industry is the large population of orphan wells that are awaiting proper abandonment. This is tightly linked to the increasing attention on methane emissions: these are quickly becoming critical for our social license to operate. We need to be able to identify high risk wells that will be difficult to abandon, and then deploy adequate technologies.



Inventory and Orphan Wells, Size of the Challenge

Regulation, Balancing Local Risks and Universal Expectations

New Artificial Materials and Barrier Elements

Financing P&A

Life After P&A

Large P&A Campaigns

Enabling P&A

Natural Barriers

Technologies for Every Pocket

By attending an SPE workshop, you can connect, communicate, and collaborate with specialised E&P experts.

Staged in an intimate setting, an SPE workshop brings together E&P professionals with common roles, businesses, or technology challenges to collaborate and solve problems together.

This workshop is highly focused on stimulation practices and will provide attendees an in-depth review in a short amount of time.

The agenda includes research-based, field-tested industry topics so attendees receive current and relevant technical knowledge.


Petroleum, Production, and Completions Engineers

Workover and Intervention Engineers

Abandonment Engineers

Well Integrity Engineers

Wireline Engineers

Coiled Tubing Engineers

Drilling Engineers

Regulatory Agents


Leadership and Management