Plexus Holdings PLC announces that it has secured a new well order to supply its POS-GRIP surface exploration wellhead equipment and services under an existing contract with leading oil and gas company Centrica Energy Norway.
Plexus is supplying its POS-GRIP 18-3/4″ Surface Wellhead System for a low pressure (5,000 psi) exploration well and mudline suspension system. The new well order, for oil exploration activities offshore Norway, is the Company’s third project with Centrica under its existing contract as announced on 7 October 2013. This contract was recently extended to 28 February 2015, and today’s well order is the first under the extension.
Plexus CEO Ben Van Bilderbeek said, “We are delighted to have secured another new wellhead order in the Norwegian North Sea with Centrica with whom we have a solid working relationship. The latest win further highlights the support that our POS-GRIP technology has with leading oil and gas majors for its safety, time and cost saving capabilities as the wider industry increasingly demands best in class equipment for all drilling activities.
“As we continue to maintain a dominant market presence in the North Sea with contracts in place such as ours with Centrica, recent recommendations made in Sir Ian Wood’s ‘UKCS Maximising Recovery Review’ in February of this year in relation to the UKCS come as welcome news. The report emphasised the importance of making more of the UK’s HP/HT resource potential by deploying the best and most cost effective technology and leveraging the capabilities of the UK’s own oil and gas supply chain. It was even more welcome to see incentives such as the proposed HP/HT allowance included in the recent UK Budget which means that Plexus will be well placed to take advantage of any increase in activity in the UKCS as a result of these Government initiatives.
“In addition, we are also committed to extending our global footprint. With new initiatives underway such as establishing a sales and service hub in Singapore to support our expansion into Asian markets, we believe we are well placed to deliver on our objectives and continue to win business for the rental of our POS-GRIP wellhead technology from both existing and new customers in the North Sea and further afield.”
Press Release, April 29, 2014