Oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a contract from Maersk Oil for the provision of subsea and well test services on two offshore units in the North Sea.
The contract will extend the long-standing partnership between the two companies until 2020, for well abandonment services on two rigs, for a 26 well campaign across the Janice, James, Affleck and Leadon North developments in the Central North Sea.
Expro has held a contract with Maersk Oil since January 2012 and was the primary supplier of well test and subsea landing string systems for the company in the UK; this included planning work for both the Janice and Leadon North abandonment campaigns.
The recent contract win also includes the option for two further, one-year extensions.
Neil Sims, vice president for Europe CIS region, said: “Our long-standing association has given us deep knowledge and understanding of the aspirations for this project. We enjoy partnering with our clients and particularly Maersk, which is why we were thrilled to secure this contract award.
“Given our strong track record of operational performance and delivery to date, we feel confident in our ability to maintain these high standards as we transition in to our new agreement with them.”
Kevin Illingworth, global well abandonment manager, added: “This is an excellent example of a successful long term partnership that delivers integrated well abandonment services. We are delighted to continue our work on this key North Sea abandonment campaign, ensuring we maintain the highest levels of safety while ensuring a cost-effective approach to this multi-field programme.”