GA Drilling was nominated for P&A Pioneer within Decommissioning and Abandonment Awards, which recognized an innovation and excellence in developing cost-effective decommissioning. The 2016 Decommissioning and Abandonment under the auspices of DecomWorld will take place on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 in Houston.

The awards will put the spotlight on the industry’s enormous achievement to deliver innovation and drive the decommissioning industry forward. This meaningful recognition of industry leaders will primarily celebrate operational and technical excellence.

The PLASMABIT technology for enhanced casing section milling is among 5 nominees for P&A Pioneer. This category recognizes an innovative technology that will continue to significantly contribute to the advancement of the decommissioning industry that stands to significantly reduce costs. It has displayed initiative to tackle ageing wells while minimizing any potential risk.

The ground-breaking milling technology is based on a high energy electrical plasma. The extreme temperature of the electrical arc and produced plasma disintegrates metal, rock and cement, all without direct contact. Additionally, PLASMABIT Milling is fast and precisely deployable when using smart infrastructure, mainly light intervention vessel and coiled tubing units. This means 100 percent rigless operation.

DecomWorld is a leading provider of business intelligence to the global offshore decommissioning oil and gas community. Their original content is received by over 15,000 professionals globally on the highest priority issues facing the industry, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico. DecomWorld is headquartered in Houston, USA.