Through our specialist subsidiary company, Kapwell Technologies, Barrnon is helping to develop a revolutionary oil and gas well plugging system that is set to transform the sector.

Our innovative ‘double-plugger’ approach applies knowledge transfer from our experience in the nuclear industry to create a robust well plugging technique that is much more efficient than the current practice of concrete capping.

Our approach will also be significantly cheaper to deploy and is designed to last forever. Kapwell Technologies has already gained significant traction with the oil and gas sector which is currently engaged in a considerable programme of well decommissioning – particularly as the problem with leaking wells poses a major environmental threat.

Our concept, which combines a hydraulic seal with a unique combination of ‘nuclear industry standard’ grouts and resins instead of Portland cement, is currently being developed and extensively tested and will be ready for deployment in the near future.