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Well-Safe adds Conoco man to line-up

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:21

Well-Safe Solutions has appointed a director of well abandonment, adding to the new company's list of decommissioning experts.

Matt Jenkins has joined Well-Safe from Conoco where he led the firm's UK plug and abandonment (P&A) engineering and strategy and was pivotal in a large Southern North Sea Decommissioning project. 

As director of well abandonment at Well-Safe, Jenkins will lead the technical team to design safe and efficient well P&A operations for clients, ensuring the best possible solutions are implemented to mitigate risk.

Well-Safe now employs over 22 people at its newly refurbished head-quarters at the Hill of Rubislaw in Aberdeen.

Aiming to become a major tier 1 well abandonment service company, Well-Safe will provide a fully integrated package using its own bespoke marine assets to help oil and gas operators to meet the challenges of safe and cost-efficient decommissioning of subsea wells.

Phil Milton, CEO of Well-Safe, said: “With yet another decommissioning heavy-weight joining us, Well-Safe is demonstrating the significant interest in our approach and underlining the opportunities available to both the industry and within our business. 

“Since launching, we have been inundated with expressions of real interest and collaboration from potential clients, financial institutions, as well as rig and vessel owners and equipment suppliers.”

Commenting on Jenkins’ appointment, he added: “Matt knows intimately the technical challenges of P&A design and operations that we are seeking to solve safely and efficiently. Retaining and sharing lessons learned, we will deliver safe, efficient well P&A operations in collaboration with our clients and stakeholders which result in significant cost reductions.”

With 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of North Sea projects through drilling, completion, intervention and abandonment, Jenkins has seen the complete well life cycle and has a depth of experience in addressing the technical challenges of P&A design and operations execution and fully understand what an operator expects from any project. 

He has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE. Jenkins is currently co-chair of the Oil and Gas UK Well Abandonment workgroup, he led the 2017 update to the Well Abandonment Guidelines and is at the forefront of Well P&A in the UK North Sea.

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