NorTex Data Science Cluster Workshop: Plug & Abandonment


The workshop is being arranged by the International Research Institute of Stavanger and the Global Center of Expertise NODE and hosted by the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Houston.

When: Thursday May 5, 07:30 - 12:00
Where: Royal Norwegian Consulate, Houston

The initiative is part of the NorTex Data Science Cluster project which was awarded funding by the Norwegian Research Council late last year. The project is a collaboration between Norway and Texas. IRIS is managing the project where GCE NODE is a partner together with The University of Agder, Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin.

The NorTex Data Science Cluster project goal is to establish a cluster/network within Offshore Data Analytics related to Drilling & Well Technology including P&A operations. The cluster/network aims to bring together businesses, universities and research institutions interested in furthering drilling & well technology. The project shall also develop education through cooperation and facilitate the establishment of joint research projects between industrial, academic and research partners. The project includes arranging seminars/workshops which are planned held during OTC in Houston and ONS in Stavanger.

Permanent P&A operations have so far received little attention however we are now facing the start of a “P&A wave” that will last for many decades. In the workshop we plan on addressing both requirements (quality) with respect to permanent abandonment and challenges that need to be addressed to ensure high quality at a reasonable cost.


07:30 Registration and breakfast
08:00 Joint opening IRIS / GCE Node
08:00 Welcome, Øystein Arild, Research Director, IRIS
08:10 “P&A Market Potential” Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO, GCE Node

Session 1:  
08:30 What are the requirements?
08:30 “US Regulatory requirements to P&A”, BSSE, speaker’s name under clarification
08:55 “A risk-based approach to P&A”, Eric Allen, Title, DNV GL
09:20 “Challenges from an oil company perspective”, Oil company X, to be confirmed
09:45 Coffee break & mingle

Session 2:  
10:15 Addressing the P&A challenges
10:15 “Challenges from a service company perspective”, Jørn Tore Giskemo, Global Operation & Engineering Manager, Halliburton
10:40 “Ongoing P&A research in DrillWell”, Dave Gardner, Senior Business Developer, IRIS
11:05 “Riserless solution for subsea P&A”, Martial Burguieres, VP Marine Well Services, Wild Well
11:25 Closing remarks, Øystein Arild, Research Director, IRIS
11:30 Lunch

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