Plug and abandonment (P&A) services from Baker Hughes include access to one of the industry’s leading portfolios of wellbore intervention technologies and to highly skilled experts in the areas of pipe cutting, milling, and fishing.

Complete removal of downhole debris

We offer a full range of pipe cutting technologies — including mechanical, chemical, and explosive cutting systems — as part of our pipe recovery service. For example, the innovative Mechanical Pipe Cutter™ (MPC™) delivers precise downhole pipe cutting without ballistics or hazardous chemicals, reducing nonproductive time, risk, and intervention costs.

Our portfolio of cutting and milling equipment includes internal and external cutting tools, multistring cutters, section mills, junk mills, and washover tools. Milling systems are dressed with advanced, durable cutters like our METAL MUNCHER™ advanced milling technology (AMT™) and Opti-Cut™ technology. These cutters are configured on cutting blades in patterns to suit each application so they mill efficiently, extend tool life, and increase the amount of material milled during each run. Combination milling and retrieval systems are used to remove packers, debris, and other obstructions.

Well preparation

Wellbore cleanup equipment includes a complete line of vacuum, magnet, junk basket, brush, and scraper systems to remove debris and cuttings from your wellbore before cementing and setting mechanical plugs to seal the well.

Baker Hughes coiled tubing (CT) services include a global fleet of CT units, an experienced operations team, advanced software tools, and a range of downhole equipment solutions for a full scope of applications. CT services can be applied in several critical operations during the P&A process.

Baker Hughes offers a full portfolio of guns and shaped charges, including selective annular access charges by controlling perforating depth and entry hole diameter. Partner with Baker Hughes and gain access to our database of plug-and-abandonment-specific shot testing, which allows you to evaluate the best strategy to successfully and safely achieve your goals. Our perforating technology is deployable on wireline, coiled tubing, or drillpipe and includes our abandonment gun system—ideal for maximum casing removal in larger perforate, wash and cementing applications.

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