UK-based international oilfield services company Expro has been awarded a contract by BG Group for work in the North Sea using its AX-S subsea well intervention system.
Expro AX-S Technology Ltd has signed a contract with BG Group to intervene on two wells in late 2012 as well as an extended intervention campaign going into 2013 and beyond. The company did not reveal the exact value of the contract, but said it was a multi-million dollar deal.
The well interventions will consist of in-well wireline activity, including production logging utilising a well tractor and subsea tree removal.
Dave Shand, AX-S managing director, said: “After a completely successful trial in Norway, the AX-S system is now ready and we are now in a position to offer AX-S as a safe and cost-effective well intervention life of field solution.”
AX-S is a remotely-operated intervention system, operated from a mid-sized construction vessel.
Expro, headquartered in Reading, UK, has been very pleased with its new technology. The company has said that “AX-S will change the way in which oil and gas companies can access and intervene on their subsea well assets at any water depth down to 10,000ft.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff, August 13, 2012