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Archer to work on P&A campaign for Wintershall Dea

Offshore services provider Archer has been awarded a plug and abandonment campaign in 2021 and 2022 by Wintershall Dea.

The deal was won by Archer’s subsidiary Archer Oiltools and the plug and abandonment campaign will be done for Wintershall Dea’s Dutch arm Wintersha Noordzee.

Archer said that the scope awarded to the company was perforate, wash, and cement and formation integrity testing tools and services as well as downhole tools on tubing conveyed and plugs-cutters for 22 wells with an option of another 20 wells.

Hugo Idsøe, vice president for Archer Oiltools, said: “Over the last decade Archer has delivered a high number of P&A and slot recovery operations to our customers in the North Sea with great success.

This contract is a milestone for the southern part of the North Sea and a testimonial of all the good work that we have done for Wintershall Noordzee B.V. over the last three years.

Our team has delivered excellent performance and we continue to prove that Archer’s Oiltools is an industry leader for smart and robust solutions in markets where well integrity, reliability and time savings are of utmost importance.

With a broad portfolio of products and services within P&A and slot recovery, Archer is in a unique position to deliver lower carbon solutions to our clients. Through our development of new technologies and solutions, we are rapidly adapting to and embracing the sustainability focus on lower emissions”.

In related company news, Archer secured a long-term frame agreement with oil firm ConocoPhillips for the provision of wireline services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

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