As the need to effectively manage abandonment and decommissioning projects continue to increase as more wells reach the end of their economic life and regulatory standards become more stringent. Vertex’s abandonment and decommissioning consultants have the experience and knowledge in all applicable regulatory requirements and technical processes to ensure the efficient completion of your shallow, deep, sweet or sour oil and gas project.

At Vertex, we have found the most important factor in a successful abandonment project involves coordinating field operations including all services and equipment in order to increase efficiency and reduce project costs. Our experienced consultants stay in constant communication with both client and in-house technical teams to ensure cost control measures, well design, regulations, abandonment techniques and equipment bidding approaches meet the needs of our clients.

Vertex Abandonment and Decommissioning Services include:

  • Landowner Notification Letters
  • Regulatory Applications, Waivers, Reporting and Submissions
  • Pre-Abandonment Field Inspections
  • Cost Estimates
  • Detailed Estimate Support including Site Specific & Field Estimates
  • Well Inspection & Site Assessment Report (WISAR)
  • Engineering & Geological Well File Appraisals
  • Oilfield & Wellsite Abandonment
    • Single & Multi-Well Abandonment Programs
  • Pipeline & Facility Decommissioning
  • Assessment & Liability Consulting Services, Including Services Related to:
    • Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO)
    • Site-Specific Liability Assessments (SSLA)
    • Liability Management Rating Program (LMR)
    • Licensee Liability Rating Program (LLR)
    • Oilfield Waste Liability Program (OWL)
  • Implementation of Operations Programs
  • Site Remediation
  • Reclamation Certificate

Case Studies

Surface Decommissioning Project

The client was seeking a service provider to remove equipment and properly abandon pipelines on suspended well sites on Siksika lands in advance of site remediation and reclamation activities.

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