The systematic approach adopted by a service company and a Brazilian National Oil Company (NOC) to achieve the goal of safely abandoning wells with different completion types using light workover vessels is discussed. Having determined the abandonment methodology, the service company personnel developed processes and procedures to reach the objective. These include advances in coiled tubing (CT) rigup procedures and using a real-time telemetry system. This approach facilitated the timely and cost effective abandonment of more than 15 wells since 2017 in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.

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