Well abandonment is now becoming an important consideration for many operators, particularly in ex-pensive offshore locations. The traditional methods are very expensive to apply, and it is important to remember have a negative economic impact, other than good housekeeping.

An innovative technique has been developed to en-able all the well casing annuli to be permanently sealed in a single operation. A simulated well aban-donment using this technique is planned for the sum-mer of 1995 and the results will be presented together with time analysis and cost estimates.

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