Centrica has awarded HydraWell’s Aberdeen operation a three-year frame contract to provide plug & abandonment (P&A) technology and services for the operator’s “A Fields” in the southern part of the North Sea.
The energy giant has recently submitted a proposal to UK authorities for the decommissioning of the “A Fields” development, including the self-operated Ann, Audrey, Alison and Annabel fields.
In total, 23 wells will be plugged and abandoned. The fields are located approximately 100 kilometres northeast of the Norfolk coast.
Under the contract, HydraWell will provide annulus integrity testing and perforation, washing and cement of annulus and inner bore through using the company’s HydraHemera high pressure Perf, Wash & Cement, PWC® jetting system for plugging and abandonment of wells.
The agreement is valid for three years, with two additional one-year options.
Centrica also has the option to expand the contract to future support of its other assets on the UK continental shelf.
Morten Myhre, managing director of HydraWell UK Ltd said: “It is in the interest of the operator, license partners and British tax payer that we bring down the cost of plugging and abandonment campaigns, and doing so safely.
“HydraWell’s technology enables plugging of each well in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days with conventional section milling methods. This means that the operator could save up to 200 rig days on a 20-well field.”