JPT System Cuts P&A Cost by Creating Rock-to-Rock Barrier in One Trip

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Traditional well plugging and abandonment (P&A) methods are not efficient. For example, section milling is time-consuming and expensive because of the number of rig days required. The milling produces cuttings, which have to be handled. Contamination of the milling fluid with oil-based mud (OBM) requires separation before disposal. Cutting casing requires pulling it from the hole.