Loading the content...

Gas Migration Testing

Return to Previous Page

Product Description

Gas Migration Tests are conducted to determine if the well has a gas migration problem.  For the purpose of this test, gas migration can be defined as the movement of methane or other gases from a subsurface zone to surface through a barrier that should prevent it’s movement, whether this barrier is natural (overburden, shale) or artificial (cement sheath, external casing packed, pipe joints, plug, etc.).

A “yes” or “no” may significantly change an operator’s abandonment program or may affect the right to produce the well without first addressing the apparent problem.

PIT’s method of gas migration testing conforms to the Lloydminster Area Operators Group Gas Migration Team (LAOGMT) procedures, which the AER endorses as the recommended procedure for this type of testing.

More Info

Related Products

Quick View

Annual Pressure Surveys

Gain valuable knowledge about your reservoir from surface, empower your operations staff and more.
Premier Integrated Technologies Quick View

Stock Tank Gas

This test is conducted to measure the volume of gas venting from a production tank, as required by the AER.
D13 suspended well inspection Quick View

D-13 Suspended Lease Inspections

PIT performs Low and Medium Risk D13 Inspections for client's suspended wells.  This AER required annual test helps reduce client risk, while protecting the environment.  Photos and reports included, equipment documented, well pressures, chain and lock wellhead, signage repair and minor stain clean up included.
Quick View

Surface Casing Vent Tests

Surface Casing Vent Tests are conducted to categorize the vent flows for each location as serious or non serious based on the requirements of the AER.