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Expro wraps up P&A of first Irish indigenous gas wells

UK-headquartered energy services provider Expro has completed the plug and abandonment (P&A) of Ireland’s first indigenous gas wells.

Expro provided integrated subsea and well test services over a period of eight months to intervene, plug and abandon subsea wells from a mobile offshore drilling unit located in the Celtic Sea.

The subsea intervention scope used Expro’s 7 3/8” ELSA (Expro landing string assemblies) system, supported by a backup system and direct hydraulic topside and subsea controls package.

“With ten wells successfully intervened and abandoned one after another in a short timeframe, the reliability of the system was proven with 100% operational uptime and zero NPT, improving the efficiency of Expro and our client’s subsea operations over the extended operational period,” said Graham Cheyne, Expro’s vice president of Subsea Well Access.

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In October 2021, Expro completed the merger with Frank’s International, a Dutch drilling and completions solutions and services company.

The two companies entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock transaction, which would enable Expro shareholders to own approximately 65% of the combined entity, while Frank’s shareholders would own approximately 35%.

The operational headquarters of the combined company are in Houston, Texas.

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