Vantage awarded annulus wash, cementing assurance in Malaysia

August 13, 2018

SHELANGOR, Malaysia -- Vantage Oilfield Solutions Sdn Bhd (Vantage) has received a work order award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (Petronas Carigali) for the Provision of annulus wash and cementing assurance for Kepong-A field, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Vantage, a subsidiary of Vantage Energy Group Sdn Bhd, through its collaboration with its principal, HydraWell Intervention AS, will provide plug and abandonment services at the field under the Annulus Wash and Cementing Assurance (AWCA) umbrella contract from Petronas Carigali.

Vantage will perform the P&A services using HydraWell´s high pressure PWC (Perforate, Wash and Cement) jetting system which can install a rock-to-rock barrier in less than two days. In comparison, traditional plugging methods, such as section milling can often take 10-14 days to complete.

Under phase one of the contract, Vantage has been tasked to safely plug and abandon four wells in 2018. An additional six wells may be plugged at a later stage. The contract includes the installation of 18 PWC plugs with an extension option of 10 more PWC plugs. The work will be conducted from a fixed satellite platform on wells with both single and dual casings.

“We have a successful track record to support Petronas’ operations for its plug and abandonment campaigns. Plugging of wells represents cost for the operator which is in favour of the PWC method that keeps costs, environmental footprint and HSE risks to a minimum,” says Mark Sørheim, CEO of HydraWell.

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