The National Decommissioning Centre is exhibiting at SPE Well Decommissioning at the P&J Live in Aberdeen, 4-5 June 2024.

Some 2000 wells are set to be decommissioned in the UKCS over the next ten years. The Barrier Qualification and Test Services is the only industry-led portable onshore test facility for oil and gas well plugging and abandonment. The design allows for the testing of alternative or existing barrier materials such as bismuth alloys, thermite-based and resin technologies under high pressure and high temperature conditions which mimic well environments. Hear from the NDC how the technology allows for the de-risking and analysis in the development and refinement of cost-effective P&A technologies.

Upcoming events also include the NDA Supply Chain Event, 27 June 24, Telford International Centre and Floating Offshore Wind 9-10 October at the P&J Live in Aberdeen.

Find out about the NDC’s real-time marine simulation capabilities and how our researchers are using this technology to develop a Smart Energy Basin for the UKCS.  Attendees can learn about our collaborations with the energy sector and our world-leading research in areas such as decommissioning technologies, predictive modelling, environmental assessment, quantification of GHG emissions, economics and regulation.

Below are insights and recent articles on some of the NDC’s ongoing projects.