Robert Gordon University Introduces Decommissioning Simulator in UK

Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a decommissioning simulator to service the growing sector.

RGU, in collaboration with funding partners The Oil and Gas Technology Centre, KCA Deutag and Drilling Systems, with technical support from Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), has established the simulator to focus on well-plugging and abandonment (P&A).

P&A is an area which is forecast to cost the UK more than £8 billion over the next decade, with around 2,500 wells expected to be decommissioned across the UK, Danish, Dutch and Norwegian Continental Shelves.

The simulator can support both oil and gas operators and service companies with the planning and preparation for well P&A.

Professor Paul de Leeuw, director of RGU’s Oil and Gas Institute, said: “By providing this facility at RGU to simulate well decommissioning, we will ultimately be able to enhance safety and reduce the cost of well P&A.

“Operators and drilling contractors will be able to use the simulator to develop the technical and non-technical skills and capabilities of their rig crews for decommissioning wells, while improving team performance.

 

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Mar 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Subsea Valley

This yearly gathering has grown from 200 to 2000 delegates in only 5 years and is now one of the leading energy conferences in Europe…

read more >

Shallow and Deepwater Mexico Oil and Gas Conference

Shallow and Deepwater Mexico is a community gathering for the offshore sector focusing on the future of offshore in Mexico…

read more >

OMC 2019

OMC is the largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the Offshore, and Oil & Gas Industry…

read more >

SubOptic 2019

SubOptic is the longest running and most comprehensive conference series in the world for the submarine fiber industry…

read more >