Plexus wellhead equipment deployed for Russian operator

Plexus Holdings’ Russian licensee Gusar has installed the first wellhead for Gazprom as part of the previously announced contract to supply POS-GRIP rental wellhead gas exploration equipment to Gazprom.  

Gusar secured its first major contract to supply POS-GRIP rental wellhead gas exploration equipment to Gazprom in March 2019.

Plexus said on Tuesday that the wellhead installation marked the beginning of Gusar’s contracted work with Gazprom for the first year of an up to five-year jack-up gas exploration drilling program on the Kara Sea Shelf at shallow water depths of up to 150 meters.

Plexus CEO, Ben Van Bilderbeek, said: “The deployment of this first wellhead avails Gazprom of the many technical advantages of POS-GRIP technology. We are pleased that such a major global operator, after considering the available alternatives, has made the choice in favor of POS-GRIP technology for working in the Arctic conditions.

“It was for the same reasons that the likes of BP, Centrica, ConocoPhillips, Eni, Royal Dutch Shell, Total and all those on the long list of operators that have used our proprietary POS-GRIP technology favored POS-GRIP equipment, often in their most complex drilling programs around the world.”

Gusar’s General Director, Alexander Beryozkin, said: “We are pleased to start our relationship with Gazprom as a local supplier of POS-GRIP technology.”


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