Development of Experimental Equipment and Procedures to Evaluate Zonal Isolation and Well Abandonment Materials

van Eijden, Jip (Shell Global Solutions Int.) | Cornelissen, Erik (Shell Global Solutions Int.) | Ruckert, Frank (Shell Global Solutions Int.) | Wolterbeek, Tim (Utrecht University)



Extensive set of experimental set-ups have been designed and build to evaluate the sealing performance of systems for zonal isolation and well abandonment. The fully automated test procedure enables the comparison of systems under identical conditions (P, T). Additionally a novel set-up has been built to concurrently measure the internal and external volumetric change during the hydration reaction of cement systems at well conditions.