Leading international oilfield services company Expro today announced the establishment of a new, purpose-built operating base in Newfoundland, Canada.
Ground was broken on the new base in April 2011 and construction is expected to be completed in October of this year. Upon completion of construction, Expro plans to open the facility for business in November.
The new operating base will support the provision of well testing, subsea and DHV services for offshore Newfoundland. These service and product offerings will be enhanced going forward as new opportunities present themselves in the ongoing exploration and development of the offshore fields in the area.
“Expro Canada has experienced strong growth in the past few years, and the Eastern Canadian offshore is a critical part of this success as well as its future growth,” said Carl Cooper, Frontier Division Manager for North America.
“Enabling this expected growth requires a purpose-built home from which our team can continue to provide world class equipment and services to the expanding industry.”
When complete, the base will accommodate a team of 30 people, the majority of whom are local employees.
The new Expro facility will be located in the new Paradise Industrial Park in Paradise, Newfoundland. It will consist of a four-bay workshop with 8400 sq. ft. of warehouse area, an office annex with 6000 ft. of office space on two levels, and an acre of paved and fenced yard.
Expro has gained a strong well test team which has been operating in Newfoundland since the 1980s. Its key customers today include Husky Energy, Suncor, Statoil, ExxonMobil, and Encana.
Source:Expro , July 27, 2011;