Expro appoints new CEO, signs agreement with Statoil

International oilfield services company Expro has appointed Mike Jardon as the company’s new CEO, succeeding Charles Woodburn, who is leaving Expro in April to join BAE Systems plc. Additionally, Expro has secured a new framework agreement with Statoil Petroleum AS in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Jardon joined Expro in 2011 as COO, after holding senior roles within Schlumberger’s wireline, completions, well testing and subsea businesses, and at Vallourec & Mannesmann, where he led the organization’s commercial activities across North America.

For the Statoil agreement, which is for three years with options to extend for three two-year periods, Expro will provide subsea services and well control systems, delivering its large-bore landing string assemblies for completion, workover, and intervention projects from both semisubmersibles and jackup rigs.

Neil Sims, Expro’s vice president for Europe/ Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), stated that the company was well positioned to support Statoil in Norway, with recent investments in a new base and technology – including its $10 million facility in Tananger.

Last year, Expro secured contracts with Statoil in Canada and Norway for the provision of surface well testing, subsea safety systems, drillstem testing tools, tubing-conveyed perforation, downhole sampling, and onsite chemistry services.

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