Zenith P&A’s offshore Italy well for Rockhopper

Zenith Energy provided well engineering and project management services to operator Rockhopper Exploration at the Ombrina Mare field offshore Italy, using the jackup Atwood Beacon
Zenith Energy provided well engineering and project management services to operator Rockhopper Exploration at the Ombrina Mare field offshore Italy, using the jackup Atwood Beacon. (Photo courtesy Zenith Energy)

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKZenith Energy has completed P&A operations on a platform well at the Ombrina Mare field offshore eastern Italy.

The company provided well engineering and project management services to operator Rockhopper Exploration, using the jackup Atwood Beacon.

The scope over the five-month program covered re-entering the existing well on the unmanned platform, bullheading operations, removal of completion, casing and wellhead equipment, and setting of permanent barrier cement plugs.

Operations director Chris Collie said: “The project involved all operations that you would typically expect in a well abandonment - slick line, wireline, christmas tree removal, cementing, cutting and pulling casing and removal of topside wellhead equipment in a well with high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide and A annulus pressure issues.”

08/22/2016

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