Winner of TotalEnergies Europe Innovation Award!

Wellstrøm are happy to announce that the Rigless Electrical Molten Alloy Plugging Technology won the 2023 TotalEnergies Europe Innovation Award in the ‘Always More Sustainable’ category.

In competition with 50 other projects, Wellstrøm are proud to have been announced winner of the sustainable category.
“The vision is to develop this technology to deliver a fully rigless and reliable wellbore plugging technology that could substantially reduce the cost, environmental footprint and HSE exposure of well decommissioning activities” said Alex Lucas, Lead Well Engineer – Well Decommissioning at TotalEnergies.

Wellstrøm’s world-leading wellbore sealing solution utilizes M3 bismuth alloys for a rigless, controllable, low-carbon and permanent method of plugging wells.  The technology delivers a superior quality and highly durable wellbore barrier with the potential to provide reliable sealing for thousands of years, and the installation operation itself reduces CO2 emissions compared to conventional methods.

TotalEnergies are an industrial supporter of Wellstrøm and the current prototype’s development and continue to support further development of the Wellstrøm technology. Gert Rege, founder, and CEO of Wellstrøm acknowledges the cooperation “We at Wellstrøm are very grateful indeed for TotalEnergies’ contribution and early support to this project which has facilitated the rapid development of this unique technology and provided us with a fantastic opportunity for further growth’.

Successfully qualified electrically set alloy barrier
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