Author: connor

Well Integrity And Abandonment Society

The mission of the WIA Society is to be the foremost community of professionals dedicated to designing, maintaining and sustaining wellbore integrity. The society will facilitate best practices by promoting access to technology and knowledge sharing providing leadership to industry and regulators.

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Alberta Energy Regulator – Directive XXX

This directive contains testing, reporting, and repair requirements for isolation packers, surface
casing vent flows (SCVFs), gas migration, and casing failures.

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Orphan Well Association

Funded primarily by industry, the OWA’s job is to close wells, facilities and pipelines that do not have a solvent and responsible owner to protect people and the environment, and remove the potential risk of unfunded liability. The OWA is an independent, non‐profit organization that operates under the delegated legal authority of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).

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Technology Roadmap to Improve Wellbore Intergrity

In summary, regulations need to be updated to the current needs of the industry to allow for efficient improvement of wellbore integrity. The updates to regulations should be validated by data gathered following the scientific process. This is different from industry best practices. Industry best practices can be the result of trial and error and may not have been validated by science.

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