Listing of Suspended Wells
After initial drilling, a well may
be temporarily suspended if an operator intends to carry out
further operations at a later date. In this event a guide base is
left on the seabed to facilitate re-entry if required (as seen in
the image on the right).
The structure left in place
resembles an inverted table with legs approximately 4 metres high.
A central pipe about 20 inches in diameter normally projects about
4 - 5 metres from the seabed.
Notices of detailing new and
abandoned suspended wellheads, as well as positional
changes are published in the Kingfisher Fortnightly Bulletin
and also on this website.