Session 7a

Wednesday 25 November : 11.00 am – 12.15 pm


Session Champion

Well decommissioning represents nearly half the estimated total cost of decommissioning. The landscape for late life management of wells has radically altered to include repurposing wells for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage before final well decommissioning. This session will showcase the changing regulatory environment, the selection of wells for CCUS repurposing, the regulatory and technology verification journey of new technological breakthroughs to half well decommissioning costs and provide ongoing integrity assurance for late life wells.

Speakers and Panellists

Kenny McAllister

SPE Aberdeen
and Managing Director, Seal-Tite UK LLC

Kenny is the Managing Director of Seal-Tite UK LLC where he leads this well integrity business’ interests in Europe, The Middle East and Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from the University of Strathclyde and Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of York. He began his career as a Research Scientist and Product Development Project Leader with large chemical multinational. Since then he has spent over 20 years involved in the development and commercialisation of new well and near-well technology. He has been involved in new technology developments in electronic downhole gauges, fibre optic downhole measurement, intelligent completions, multi-phase metering, innovations in software based fiscal metering, completions hardware and well integrity solutions. He is passionate about the science and art of new technology adoption. He is an active member of the SPE and is currently Chair of SPE Aberdeen.

Andrew Duguid
Vice President

Advanced Resources International

Dr. Andrew Duguid is a Vice President at Advanced Resources International, Inc. Dr. Duguid has 15 years of research and commercial experience in Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR), well integrity assessment, and risk assessment topics. Dr. Duguid provides technical and operational leadership developing and operating commercially and federally funded carbon storage projects worldwide. Dr. Duguid has acted as the principal investigator multiple US Department of Energy carbon storage projects, including the Phase I and II Integrated Midcontinent Stacked Carbon Storage Hub CarbonSAFE project. Dr. Duguid specializes in developing projects taking advantage of 45Q tax credits and other incentives. He has overseen screening, modeling, or characterization studies for carbon storage at more than 20 ethanol plants in Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio. Dr. Duguid leads two technical panels on well infrastructure for the Industrial Standards Organization’s Technical Committee 265 Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transportation, and Geological Storage. He earned a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from Princeton University and Master’s degrees and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Nuclear Engineering from the Ohio State University.

Andrew Louden

Isol8 Limited

Andrew is the founder of isol8 with more than 25 years experience in the well services sector of upstream Oil & Gas. He established isol8 to exploit the benefits that alloys can offer to improve the quality and longevity of downhole barriers. Through Andrew's leadership, isol8 has pioneered the development of metallurgically bonded-alloy barriers. He has had a variety of executive and operational roles, working for operating and oilfield service companies. Andrew started his Marathon Oil and has also worked for Camco, Schlumberger (BP), Helix-RDS and he also established Interwell's UK business.

Margaret Copland
Senior Wells & Technology Manager

Oil and Gas Authority

Margaret is Senior Wells & Technology Manager with the Oil & Gas Authority, the UK Oil & Gas/CCS Regulator with a focus on maximising the value of wells throughout their life for hydrocarbon and alternative uses. She has over 35 years’ experience in the industry covering the entire well lifecycle and has previously worked for major oil companies as well as the UK safety regulator.She is involved in the development of international standards, is a keen supporter of new technology and in engineering being recognised as a profession.

Neil Gordon
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer at Sentinel Subsea, Neil demonstrates an impressive track record within the oil and energy sector. Nearly 40 years in well construction have seen Neil play an integral role within a number of global companies, including Weatherford, BJ Services and Frank’s International. His expertise has been gained via a broad range of operations, sales, senior management and board level activity. During this period Neil, managed global product line portfolios with combined annual revenues of over $3bn, while also successfully championing and launching a number of new and innovative well construction technologies.