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Darwin 211/27a-A14 Final Abandonment

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Bridge Petroleum completed the final abandonment of the Darwin E&A well 211/27a-A14 which had been drilled and suspended in 2013 by a prior license operator. This required perforating the outer casing strings to safely recover any remaining drilling fluids and place a full bore cement environmental plug before severing multiple casing strings below the seabed and recovering the wellhead and severed casings. Bridge assessed a number of contracting models before opting to complete the operation as part of a supply chain sector led multi-operator campaign. The project benefited from early engagement with regulatory authorities and was completed comfortably in advance of expiry of the suspension consent demonstrating Bridge’s commitment to delivering on license and environmental obligations.

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211/27a-A14 Corrosion Cap “as found” nine years after installation being inspected by a curious local resident
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Wellhead assembly prior to severance and recovery
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Local residents assist with the “as left” survey after recovery of the wellhead assembly from the sea floor