Petrofac Bags Hess Decommissioning Contract

Petrofac has secured a well plugging and abandonment contract from Hess Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hess Corporation.

The agreement includes provision of well operator and well engineering project management services for four wells within the Rubie and Renee fields, 200 km north east of Aberdeen.

The wells, which were previously shut-in as part of an earlier decommissioning phase, will now be fully abandoned.

Petrofac will be responsible for detailed planning, direct procurement and management of all sub-contracted services, including provision of a semi-submersible rig.

Nick Shorten, managing director for Petrofac Engineering and Production Services West, said: “We are delighted to secure our first well engineering scope with Hess. This award builds on our existing track record for delivering well operator and project management services for clients globally, but specifically in the UKCS where in recent years we have successfully delivered numerous multi-well plug and abandonment campaigns.

“At the end of the asset lifecycle, the focus on cost and schedule remains as important as ever. This award is testament to the approach we take to develop flexible commercial frameworks in line with our clients’ operating strategy – in this instance, the contract includes lump sum turnkey elements.”

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