ABERDEEN, UK – The Oil and Gas Technology Centre says its ‘Call for Ideas’ for well P&A operations has moved to the ‘develop’ stage, with 27 innovative ideas and concepts in the running for around £1 million ($1.3 million) of funding.
Ideas submitted include:
- Enhanced methods for testing barriers
- Alternatives to cement barriers, from self-sealing composites to metal alloys
- New ways of placing barriers without having to pull casing
- New approaches for assessing the potential of hydrocarbons to flow to surface.
The centre will work with some of the innovators to further develop their ideas before deciding whether to take the concept into the ‘deliver’ stage, leading to technology field trials and subsequent commercialization.