Testing for gas migration prior to abandonment of a well is recommended by AER ID 2003-01. Gas migration can occur due to certain soil conditions or cementing issues in both active and abandoned sites. Properly planned gas migration testing can eliminate expensive re-entries.
GASM Gas Migration Testing in AB and SK – Regulatory Service Provider
Surface Solutions Inc. has established procedures and proven equipment which can accurately measure any gas migration, leading to informative and accurate information which can lead to repair solutions. Additionally, wells that are scheduled for abandonment which have identified external migration issues can be tested so that the source of migration can be pinpointed. SSI is capable of accessing sites even in the most remote areas throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, with offices in Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Calgary, and Estevan.