Well-Safe taps Schlumberger for well services in North Sea

Well abandonment services provider Well-Safe Solutions has awarded a “significant work scope” to oilfield services provider Schlumberger for the provision of plug and abandonment well services in the North Sea. 

Well-Safe Guardian
Well-Safe Guardian; Source: Well-Safe Solutions

The scope includes the supply of cementing service, wireline services, wellbore fluid services and fishing, milling and swarf recovery services, Well-Safe said on Thursday.

According to the company, the appointment of Schlumberger was the result of a highly competitive selection process through which Schlumberger demonstrated a highly attuned and complementary strategy for well decommissioning. The work will be aboard the Well-Safe Guardian, Well-Safe’s flagship decommissioning asset.

The company bought the Ocean Guardian semi-submersible rig in order to convert it into a P&A unit – Well-Safe Guardian – back in April 2019. The rig was previously owned by Diamond Offshore.

Phil Milton, chief executive officer at Well-Safe Solutions said: “We are delighted to award this contract to Schlumberger following an extensive tender process. Achieving this major milestone within the timeframes we committed to, will give us access to the necessary technology and ensure our operational readiness for Q2 2020.”

Donald McKay, Business Development Manager at Schlumberger said: “Schlumberger is pleased to deliver our services for well abandonment to our clients in the North Sea. The appointment of these fully integrated services shall enable significant benefit to the P&A market.”

It is also worth reminding that Well-Safe last June made a multi-million-pound investment in new Aberdeen headquarters following a landmark contract win and acquisition of its first asset.


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