TotalEnergies recently concluded an interactive workshop, followed by deep dive sessions aimed at showcasing and discussing the latest innovations in P&A (plug and abandonment), well integrity and slot recovery technologies within the oil and gas sector.
Hosted at the TotalEnergies Research Center in Qatar, situated at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), the two-day workshop and deep dive sessions were a step in fostering partnerships, knowledge sharing in line with the Company’s 'TAMKEEN' programme, and promoting innovation in the industry.
Experts from TotalEnergies' OneTech headquarters in Pau and Copenhagen led the discussions, which highlighted the company's commitment to reducing P&A costs and carbon footprint.
A key focus was on the development and application of innovative, disruptive technologies, especially in the rigless domain.
“TotalEnergies continues to move towards its objective of maximising the percentage of wells abandoned riglessly or, in other words, without deploying drilling rigs. This shift towards rigless technologies not only reduces operational complexity but also significantly cuts costs”, said Mansur Zhakupov, managing director TotalEnergies EP Qatar and country chair.
Highlighting that the company's aim is to revolutionise the way it approaches oil and gas projects; he said the shift towards rigless technologies, in particular, represents a mix of efficiency and environmental responsibility.
"It's not just about being cost-effective; it's about shaping the future of the industry sustainably," he added.
Participants, including representatives from QatarEnergy, QatarEnergy LNG (formerly Qatargas), North Oil Company and Dolphin Energy, delved deep into rig-based and rigless technologies.
These technologies include the TitanTorque Slot-Jet-Isolate, an explosives-free remedial technology, and the Owen Oil Tools Pulverizor, which enhances perforating techniques.
The rigless technologies discussion spotlighted innovations such as the Cereus Ultrasonics Nusonix logging tool, Baker multi-physics logging tool, Wellstrøm and Isol8 alloy plugging tools and the Axter CL line removal tool. All of these technology projects have received significant support from TotalEnergies R&D.
“This event not only emphasised the value of innovation but also showcased TotalEnergies' commitment to meeting regulatory standards, ensuring long-lasting solutions, and promoting collaboration within the sector”, said Yousef al-Jaber, vice-president Innovation and change management at TotalEnergies EP Qatar, and director of TotalEnergies Research Center, Qatar.