Within each operating company a clear statement should be produced specifying those parties who are responsible for the decision to mobilise well testing equipment.
For many wells the equipment will need to be mobilised before the well has reached total depth. In some extreme cases, where the well is very remote, the surface test equipment may have to be mobilised with the rig. However for most wells it should be possible to delay mobilising the equipment until a firm decision has been taken to test the well. The timing of the decision to mobilise test equipment must minimise the risk of lost rig time but balance this risk against the cost of mobilising the equipment too soon.
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