Photo: Ardyne's Aberdeen team (Courtesy of Ardyne)

Ardyne secures well abandonment gig on two North Sea fields

Plug, abandonment and casing recovery specialist Ardyne has secured a four-year contract for the provision of fishing services for 86 wells as part of the well plug and abandonment (P&A) programme for two fields in the Northern North Sea.

Photo showing Ardyne's Aberdeen team (Courtesy of Ardyne)
Ardyne’s Aberdeen team (Courtesy of Ardyne)

The work, being managed out of Ardyne’s Aberdeen headquarters, has already started and is expected to last up to four years across two assets.

The job involves Ardyne’s TRIDENT and TITAN P&A technologies, with the company having invested approximately £2.6 million in brand new fully traceable (NS-1)  fishing and milling tools.

The efficiencies generated by Ardyne’s bottom hole assembly technologies could save more than 40 days of rig time across the two platforms, which equates to more than 300 extra downhole trips being avoided, according to the company.

Ardyne also said it is investing in its existing workforce with the implementation of a new training scheme, while new trainees will also benefit from the programme.

Alan Fairweather, CEO of Ardyne, said: “We are excited to be part of our client’s decommissioning team and look forward to delivering efficiencies during the P&A phase of these platforms. It’s encouraging to see North Sea decommissioning moving forward again, and our investment in a new training scheme will help prepare our workforce for playing a key role in that”.