Endeavor Management completes initial Subsea Decommissioning JIP

9/16/2016

HOUSTON -- Endeavor Management has announced the completion of its initial Subsea Decommissioning Joint Industry Project (JIP), which was initiated last year and funded by seven operators and five service companies. This initial study evaluated specific subsea decommissioning topics, including:

• Develop an economic model to predict costs using three basic vessel types
• Achieve MODU capabilities for subsea well P&A at a lower price
• Examine resins as a replacement for cements in well P&A
• Improve methods and equipment to flush subsea infrastructure during decommissioning
• Identify industry capabilities for cement bond logging beyond the first casing string
• Evaluate cutting through multiple casing strings and downhole control lines for P&A
• Identify ways to sense conditions in outer annuli of existing subsea wells
• Improve the design of OEM equipment and subsea systems for more effective future P&A
• Identify ways to measure and deal with well contaminants such as mercury, arsenic and NORM
• Coiled tubing operations in open water
• Ecological value associated with in-situ decommissioning of subsea hardware.

It is still possible for additional companies to join the JIP and receive the final report and costing models developed during the JIP. The initial JIP proposal can be found here.

Bruce Crager, executive V.P. of Endeavor Management, said, “We are delighted with the progress and results of this initial Subsea Decom JIP. Our member companies provided knowledgeable subject matter experts, who worked together in conjunction with Endeavor’s experts to create economic models and define the state of the art on the issues the JIP examined. We welcome and encourage the participation of additional operators and service companies in exploring additional questions in this area.”

The work of the initial JIP revealed additional areas that need more attention. To address that need, Endeavor Management is holding discussions for a Subsea Decommissioning JIP Phase 2 effort to gather expertise, develop new approaches to the problems identified, and to provide answers where possible.

Companies interested in participating in Phase 2 should contact Bruce Crager for complete details.

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