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Long term integrity of CO2 storage: well abandonment

1st November 2009

Topic(s): Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS), CO2 storage

The report includes a high-level review of the variety of techniques that are employed around the world to facilitate well abandonment. The report describes the preliminary work necessary, such as removal of equipment from the well and cleanout of the wellbore before plugging can take place. The report outlines the basic principles involved in each plugging method and highlights the drawbacks and limitations of the methods.

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Long term integrity of CO2 storage: well abandonment

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