Research and development of new plasma milling system PLASMABIT BHA for effective and environmental well plug & abandonment and implementation of new product to the production process

In June 2016 GA Drilling started implementation of a project called „Research and development of new plasma milling system PLASMABIT BHA for effective and environmental well plug & abandonment and implementation of new product to the production process“ with code ITMS2014+ 313012N944 together with project partners Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics of Slovak Academy of Sciences and University of Zilina.

The main goal of the project is the research and development of plasma milling system PLASMABIT BHA, to perform functional tests of prototype and afterwards to implement new product into production process. Our new product is intended for plasma milling of pipeline (steel tube) as more effective, economic, safer and moreover, environmental way of tight plugging and abandonment of depleted oil & gas wells. PLASMABIT BHA will be able to remove part of a pipeline in contactless way and tightly close the borehole, thus preventing the leakage of residual fractions of oil or gas.

The project consists of 4 main activities and 1 support activity. The length of project realization will be 36 months.