Recent Experience

Well Decommissioning: Business Development for a small company adding a Well Decommissioning product service line. Preparation of Business Case, development of marketing material and engagement with clients. Management of tender response process for major work scopes in decommissioning. Workover and Well Abandonment: Management of P&A projects through the Select and Define planning phases. Including  preparation of basis of design documents, well abandonment designs, well time and cost estimates, rig option studies and drilling facilities upgrade or removal assessments. Review and assessment of alternative rig solutions for platform based well abandonment including modular rigs, rig-less options, rig reactivation and novel 'hybrid' options. Also development of project Assurance Plan and coordination of associated Peer Reviews. Well Intervention:  planning and preparation for routine well intervention operations. Feasibility studies for unusual or extreme intervention including extended reach, HPHT (applications up to 20kpsi WP) and CTD  

Publications and Awards:

  • Patent:          US 8,146,668,B2 well abandonment method and apparatus (assigned to HES). 
  • ICoTA 2009:  Development of an Advanced Workover Package for Drilling Applications
  • SPE 113782: Planning for Successful Rig Assist HPHT Cleanout Operations. Also published in World Oil.
  • ICoTA 2005:  Successful Three Well Campaign Including a 9-5/8inch Casing Replacement Using a Tower Encapsulated Hydraulic Workover Unit (HWU) on the Thistle Alpha Platform
  • ICoTA 2004:   Tuning the Model to Actual Data for Extreme Reach Horizontal and Deepwater Well Intervention
  • ICoTA 2003:   New Developments in Big, Deep, Coiled Tubing Operations
  • SPE 87240:     Technical Challenges Encountered During Coiled Tubing UB Drilling In Oman
  • SPE 57571:     Underbalanced Drilling with Coiled Tubing in Oman
  • SPE 36350:     Coiled Tubing Drilling Case History