This 1-day Introduction to Plug & Abandonment (P&A) course aims to provide participants with an introduction to the principles, methodologies, practicalities and risks associated with well abandonment. As P&A becomes an increasingly critical component of an industry with a growing inventory of ageing wells, this course introduces the key principles, processes and environmental considerations associated with well abandonment. 

Designed For

This course has been designed for non-technical personnel with an interest in abandonment processes such as those working in HR & training, finance, supply chain, and marketing departments, and those indirectly involved in drilling, production, workover, facilities management and QHSE. 

Course Delivery

Conducted over 1 day, the course is delivered through presentation of a series of interactive lectures supported by videos and animations, case studies, group exercises and discussions.


Successful completion of the course will result in an Aberdeen Drilling School certificate which is valid for life and does not need to be repeated or renewed.

There are no formal pre-requisites for this type of training, however candidate suitability and assumed base knowledge will be discussed and agreed with the client in advance of the training.

This course can be delivered at any Aberdeen Drilling School training centre for groups of 4 or more. It can also be delivered at a location of your choosing. Please get in touch to find out more.


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At Aberdeen Drilling School we like to reward excellence by awarding our Well Control candidates who achieve full marks in the IWCF Principles & Procedures exam with a cash prize and the opportunity to take pride of place in the "ADS 100 Club"!