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Weatherford wins plug and abandonment award

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Weatherford was named P&A Pioneer at the DecomWorld Awards 2016, held on February 23 during the DecomWorld Decommissioning and Abandonment Summit in Houston, Texas. The award recognises a technology or solution that demonstrates cutting-edge capabilities for well plugging and abandonment — in this case, the Weatherford Rig-Free® light-duty pulling and jacking unit.

The chief benefit of the innovative Rig-Free light-duty pulling and jacking unit is in its name: It eliminates the need to use jackup and workover rigs for offshore abandonment and intervention campaigns. For well abandonment or intervention operations involving multiple wells, the elimination of a rig can represent tens of millions of dollars in savings.

DecomWorld said in a statement, “Weatherford’s solution has supported the industry in developing a novel rigless methodology, which drives innovation and applies to the late-life operations and abandonment phases.”

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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