Well barrier integrity testing is key to protecting people, environment, and a company's reputation and bottom line. However, critical well integrity testing is impacted by criteria and analysis selection in a way not typically considered which introduces significant risk to well integrity assurance.
Accepting testing of key components used to validate well integrity must be consistent for all components in a test system. A simple example is testing a BOP system to a criteria that is less stringent than a test conducted on a packer, where components of the BOP are part of the overall pressure containment system. More concerning is using varying test methodologies or methodologies lacking specific criteria assurance.
Copyright 2022, Offshore Technology Conference DOI 10.4043/32004-MS