Tyrfing Innovation becomes partner in P&A research center


The center, SWIPA (Subsurface Well integrity, Plugging and Abandonmnent), targets 50% cost reductions for P&A operations compared to today`s technology (2020).

The SFI-initiative SWIPA aims to obtain a scientific understanding of permanent well barriers and allocate for improved well barrier design methodologies. This will benefit long term well integrity, addressing costs, materials, barrier lengths and operations. A key issue will be to utilise the results for reviewing standards and regulations for P&A of petroleum wells.

The cost reductions target for P&A operations in particular is set to 50 % compared to today`s technology (2020) including impact from revised standards and regulations, new operations and well barrier materials.

Well barrier know-how is a key for successful performance of several energy industries and the results will be applied for reconversion of petroleum wells for CO2 disposal, and well integrity of geothermal wells and disposal of nuclear waste.

The funding allows the company to source tools and equipment, and to grow the organization in order to deliver a new service to the operator.



SWIPA includes more than 20 industry partners;  operating companies, vendors, service companies and authorities, in addition to international academic partners.

Full-range lab facilities for safe and cost-efficient P&A, is accessed by the R&D partners` joint infrastructure investment NorPALabs (Norwegian P&A Laboratories).