Expro strengthens North Sea operations with $25m contracts


Expro has been awarded $25 million in contract wins in the UK and Norway.

Leading international oil field services company, Expro, has strengthened its operations in the North Sea with $25m in contract wins secured in the UK and Norway, where it will officially open a new facility later this month.

The company has been awarded a subsea contract for oil & gas producer, Wintershall Norway, in the Haltenbanken area of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The five-year contract, for Wintershall’s Maria project, includes multi-well completions with two optional two-year extensions.

The scope of the contract includes the supply of a complete workover riser system including surface test tree and subsea landing string systems. Operations, maintenance and engineering support services will also be provided for the system including global riser analysis and life cycle fatigue monitoring.

In the UK Central North Sea, the company has won a contract with Premier Oil plc for its catcher development to provide surface well testing and fluid analysis services on 22 subsea wells for three years, with options for three one-year extensions.

Expro have been the leading supplier of well testing services to Premier Oil since 2009, and are currently undertaking work in the Solan field development, west of the Shetland Isles.

These wins have been followed by further contract extensions with key clients across the UK Continental Shelf for well test, clean-up and slickline services.

Expro’s work in Norway will be supported by a major new base in Tananger set to officially open later this year. The 19,000 sqm facility will house several of the company’s key product lines including Drill Stem Testing and Well Testing, and will comprise an office building, yard and workshop with the capability to rig-up four well test packages, and service a further six, simultaneously.

“These contract wins are testament to the strong relationships Expro maintain with key clients across Europe. Our flexible solutions, commitment to safety, customer service and quality field performance in the region ideally position us to support these contracts,” stated Expro’s Neil Sims, vice president, Europe CIS.

Expro CEO Charles Woodburn, is this year’s technical chairman at SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition in Aberdeen. He will focus on the conference technical programme, whilst Alistair Geddes, executive vice president will lead a technical session on “Developing Talent to Meet Demand.”

 If you are at Offshore Europe, stop by Stand 2C130 and congratulate Expro’s team on the multi-million in contracts.

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