The August Technical Luncheon was a sold-out success, with over 90 attendees from across the industry. Our speaker, Claudio Pellegrini from AGR was both informative and entertaining, focusing on the challenges and surprises faced in his role decommissioning the Puffin field. With more Australian facilities approaching end of field life, Claudio’s insights including finding a well with tubing leaks and discovering hydrocarbon in the annulus were particularly valuable.
A detailed article on the Puffin Field Abandonment can be found on SPE News Australasia.
We look forward to seeing you at our next SPE Distinguished Lecture event, Modern Perforating Techniques: Key to Unlocking Reservoir Potential
Bio-sketch: Claudio Pellegrini
Claudio has been involved in well abandonments for the last eight years both from a LWI (Light Weight Intervention) and rig based aspect. His last project was the abandonment of the Puffin Field for Sinopec Australia. He is now working, among other projects, on the decommissioning of the Puffin field subsea infrastructure also for Sinopec.
Technical Luncheon Abstract:
AGR was contracted by Sinopec to manage the well P&A of the Puffin field last year. Even though the wells were less than 10 years old, the downhole conditions encountered were well below expectation. This case study offers an overview of how the project was planned, the methodologies used and the challenges encountered during the execution of the Puffin well P&A. The presentation concluded with a presentation of the key lessons learnt.