Well-Safe Adds Director of Well Abandonment

Well-Safe Solutions has added Matt Jenkins as a director of well abandonment to its growing list of decommissioning experts.

Matt Jenkins has joined Well-Safe from Conoco. As director of well abandonment at Well-Safe, Jenkins will lead the technical team to design safe and efficient well P&A operations for clients.

Phil Milton, CEO of Well-Safe, said: “With yet another decommissioning heavy-weight joining us, Well-Safe is demonstrating the significant interest in our approach and underlining the opportunities available to both the industry and within our business.

Commenting on Jenkins’ appointment, he added: “With extensive experience of the complete well lifecycle, Matt knows intimately the technical challenges of P&A design and operations that we are seeking to solve safely and efficiently. Retaining and sharing lessons learned, we will deliver safe, efficient well P&A operations in collaboration with our clients and stakeholders which result in significant cost reductions. Giving our clients and government the ideal solution.”

With 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of North Sea projects through drilling, completion, intervention and abandonment, Jenkins has seen the complete well life cycle and has a depth of experience in addressing the technical challenges of P&A design and operations execution and fully understand what an operator expects from any project, the company said.

He has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE. Jenkins is currently co-chair of the Oil and Gas UK Well Abandonment work group, he led the 2017 update to the Well Abandonment Guidelines and is at the forefront of Well P&A in the UK North Sea.

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