Full name: Emilia Davis
Wellbore clean-up is the essential link between drilling operations and the completion of a well. Once a well has been drilled, it is essential to prepare it properly in advance of cementing and casing insertion.
Wellbore debris is a recurring problem for the life of any well. Although debris comes in a variety of forms the end result is the same. A poorly cleaned wellbore can damage equipment, cause production losses and damage the formation.
This early stage of decommissioning is very important to focus on as it can contribute up to 45% of the total project cost. If we can reduce the cost of well abandonment, it will result in a huge reduction of cost in the overall decommissioning process.
The objective of this stage is to isolate zones of flow potential and stop hydrocarbons from reaching the surface of a well. Our product Xclude isolates these zones in the formation itself, rather than in the well, by reducing the formation permeability so that it can no longer flow.
With more assets and wells coming to the end of their economic life, decommissioning is a pertinent topic of discussion across the globe, particularly in the North Sea. This type of project can be extremely challenging, costly, and time consuming, however new technology is continually emerging to help operators unlock efficiencies throughout the decommissioning process.
Full name: Ahmed Alaa
Downhole fluid build-up coupled with a drop in reservoir pressure can lead to the rapid decline of gas production rates, and can ultimately result in a well ceasing production.
Full name: Katy Gifford
Job title: CEO
Joined Aubin in: 2014
1. Tell us about your role - what does an average week look like for you?
“My role is in business development, which involves gathering leads to generate new business but also I spend a lot of time managing and solving current client enquiries. I’m particularly focused on pipeline and waste management which means I focus more on our EVO-Pigs and emulsion breakers.