The platform was a HPHT gas condensate producer in the Central North Sea. A Well had been suspended with a shallow cement plug and was to be abandoned. Bellow the cement plug was the possibility of 800 bar.
The objective was to rig up a snubbing unit within the derrick of a jack up, then drill through the shallow cement plug and clean out down to the top of the bottom cement plug. The well was then to be displaced to kill weight mud.