This 2-day Essentials of Plug & Abandonment Awareness course aims to provide course participants with an enhanced understanding of the principles, methodologies, practicalities and risks associated with well abandonment. The course offers a review of the underlying principles of well abandonment before considering the concepts involved in a temporary abandonment (suspension) and subsequent abandonment requirements needed for an increasing inventory of ageing wells.

Designed For

This course has been designed for technical personnel outside of the plug & abandonment industry, such as those from drilling, production, workover, facilities management, and QHSE departments. 

Course Delivery

Conducted over 2 days, the course is delivered through presentation of a series of interactive lectures supported by videos and animations, case studies, and 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. For in-house training, candidate suitability and assumed base knowledge will be discussed and agreed with the client in the early stages of course development.

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"!