Expro goes Down Under
A UK-based international oil field services company, Expro, has secured a major new contract to supply a high rate well testing package and ancillary services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Australia.
The contract, worth over $50m, will see Expro provide well testing, large bore subsea landing string, well intervention, fluid analysis and surface sampling services for a significant scope of development work with an initial phase encompassing more than 20 high rate gas production wells.
The contract scope of supply includes a single train high rate well testing package incorporating Expro’s 175mmscf/day mega-flow recycling test separator and 7” ELSA LBEH – large bore landing string assembly, in addition to wet gas metering and wireline services in order to complete, clean up and prepare the wells prior to moving into the production phase.
Expro’s Well Testing system has been specifically designed to allow wells to be produced at maximum flow rate potential, reducing clean up time and removing drilling mud, debris and completion fluids from the wellbore before handing over to the facility and production operations.
This work bolsters Expro’s growth in the Asia region, specifically in the Australian market where demand for its well test, subsea, slickline and sampling services continues to increase.
Stephen Bisset, Expro’s Business Development Manager for Australasia, said: “Expro has market leading experience in offshore high rate gas wells with a successful track record in the Australian offshore market, in terms of service delivery, safety and ongoing investment in people and technology.
“For this project, we have leveraged our bespoke high rate well testing package and class-leading subsea landing strings, to cement our relationship with a new customer in Australia.
“We’re delighted to be involved with this important and high-profile project deploying our high rate package in this geographical setting.”
Work on the project is due to start in late 2014 to 2017/18.