Rigless Well Abandonment Technology
Wireline Abandonment and Completion Corp (WACORP) was founded in 2016 to improve and streamline the abandonment of oil and gas wells in Alberta.
As per Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) [Directive 20 Section 5.3] every suspended zone in a well must be independently abandoned with a bridge plug.
The bridge plug must then be pressure tested to 7 MPa for 10 minutes.
There is significant demand for the zonal abandonment of suspended wells. The Orphan Well Program and industry combined currently have 10,000’s of wells ready for abandonment. Funding and execution is a central issue as political and social pressure to reclaim abandoned oil and gas wells mounts.
Our goal with this technology is to help you save as much as 50% in both time and expense compared to current practice for a multistage abandonment.
The target market for this tool is organizations specializing in the abandonment and reclamation of oil and gas well sites. WACORP works collaboratively with wireline service providers boosting their business while providing the best most efficient and cost effective technology to their customers.
WACORP K-WAT Tool
Simultaneous Pressure and Seal Live Digitally Recorded Pressure Integrity
While monitoring the pressure above and below the WACORP K-WAT tool seal, the bridge plug is set and confirmation of pressure integrity test is completed immediately. Pressure is increased between the K-WAT element and the set bridge plug element and recorded via the tool string and surface software. This allows abandonment operations to be carried out by a wireline truck only rather than requiring both a wireline unit and service/coil rig.
Reliable and Efficient
WACORP’s system is a tool with a Gamma Ray, Casing Collar Locator, Pressure, Temperature and Resistivity sensors. Utilizing a patented design and process the bridge plug is set in place and fluid is pumped from the wellbore above, thru the tool, to the area below. By design, the volume is minimal, and the pressure increases rapidly. Pressure below and fluid conductivity above the tool is monitored continuously yielding a digital and paper record of the entire process for confirmation and regulatory board submission of the pressure test. Improved reliability of pressure test confirmation and a drastic reduction in the abandonment timeline results in reduced cost and improved efficiency.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost benefit?
A better question is what does it cost not to run? Current multizone abandonment processes are grossly inefficient and have a large footprint. The KWAT tool takes days off the scheduled timelines to abandon these types of wellbores with minimal equipment. An operator can save as much as 30-50% of their normal spend.
Who is the wireline provider?
WACORP is working with the best wireline operators in the WCSB to ensure high levels of service quality located in close proximity to your locations.
Where are your operations available?
Come check it out. We are conveniently located Bay 110, Queensgate Crescent, Red Deer, Alberta T4P 0P9 to support your field operations. And in Calgary, Alberta, Suite 420, 333-5th Avenue SW, T2P 3B6
Do I get support?
All pressure test records are submitted to the energy regulator. If you require assistance on designing your well abandonment we are here to help start to finish.
Wireline Abandonment Corporation does not directly offer or supply engineering services. All engineering services are provided through Steelhaus Technologies Inc.