BiSN awarded North Sea contract to plug and abandon offshore oil and gas wells

World Oil Staff January 26, 2023

(WO) — BiSN, a leading supplier of downhole sealing solutions and technology to the global oil and gas industry has been awarded a key contract by a major oil and gas operator in the North Sea. 

The contract requires BiSN to use its proprietary Wel-lok™ alloy barrier technology to safely and efficiently plug and abandon oil and gas wells in the North Sea.

Environmentally friendly, permanent well-barrier & gas-tight seal technology

BiSN signed a three-year contract, which features two one-year extensions, to provide this operator with Wel-lok™ alloy plugs for its ongoing offshore UK P&A campaign in the North Sea. The technology is a cost-effective and environmentally driven solution that provides a permanent well-barrier and gas-tight seal in single and multiple annuli.

The scope of work includes providing BiSN Wel-lok™ alloy plug barrier technology. The technology ensures a permanent plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells so that they are securely and reliably sealed. This capability vastly reduces corporate liability and potential environmental impact.

“We are pleased and very excited that BiSN has been awarded this major contract. This is another step forward in the execution of our company mission to provide unique barrier solutions that protect the earth’s natural resources”, said Paul Carragher, Founder and CEO of BiSN.

“This award recognizes BiSN’s differentiating technology and capabilities to deliver a permanent well barrier in challenging offshore oil and gas wells,” said Mark Nicol, BiSN Regional Business Development Manager – UK, Europe & Africa. “We look forward to collaborating with this operator and all associated stakeholders to successfully complete this project.”    

Successful performance in the North Sea

BiSN has been actively supporting customers operating in the UK and Norwegian North Sea since 2017.  Its largest-ever operation utilizing Wel-lok™ alloy plug barrier technology in the region featured a 30-well campaign carried out on Valhall field on behalf of AkerBP, which was completed in 2021.  The technology is now used on 30 wells on the Valhall field, providing safer, permanent well plugging.

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