Oil Well Abandonment / Re-Abandonment can become a managerial nightmare without the assistance of someone very knowledgeable looking out for you throughout each step of the process.
At Terra-Petra our hands-on expertise in all aspects of the oil well abandonment / re-abandonment process sets us apart from our competitors.
Many times people look to cut costs by trying to handle it themselves rather than utilizing an industry expert. However, time and time again half way through the project they realize that unexpected costs and scheduling have ballooned out of control. Terra-Petra makes sure everything stays within budget and on schedule and that it’s done right the first time around.
Terra-Petra has you covered right from the start. There is a lot of upfront leg work to get in position to even begin the oil well abandonment process. Our team of petroleum geologists, petroleum engineers and petrophysicists can handle all facets of these initial processes and make sure the project starts off smoothly.
Preparing all necessary forms, applications & processing through the appropriate agency (DOGGR) to obtain necessary permits
Drafting re-abandonment programs and well diagrams
Assisting with securing bonds
Evaluating base of fresh water (BFW)
Researching & assisting in obtaining surface and mineral rights
Researching existing well files
Drafting existing wellbore schematics
Evaluation of nearby wells
Preparation of notice of intent (NOI) to abandon/re-abandon oil well
Prepare electric logs
Coordinating and interfacing with the Division Of Oil, Gas & Geothermic Resources (DOGGR)
Preparing cost estimates (Rough Order of Magnitude) for oil well work
Interfacing with local authorities such as local fire departments or building departments to ensure all regulatory compliance matters are addressed
Once all of the agencies are on board and permit are issued, Terra-Petra goes to work managing all appropriate trades and developing a schedule to keep everyone on track and keep costs contained.
Using the appropriate rig for the well
Making sure appropriate cutting tools are used
Making sure the slurry is setup correctly
Ensuring pump trucks are on-site when needed
Scheduling waste haul-off and making sure it is utilized appropriately
Coordinating with local authorities for inspections and sign-offs
And most importantly, ensuring the rig is drilling at the optimum cutting rate to get the job done on schedule and on budget