Morten Haug Emilsen, Manager for Well Control at AGR.

Vår Energi awards Norwegian firm with long-term well control contract

Norwegian energy services company AGR has secured a long-term contract for the provision of blowout and well control studies and associated services to Vår Energi’s activities on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

Morten Haug Emilsen, Manager for Well Control at AGR. Source: AGR

Under the framework agreement, AGR is set to provide services within blowout contingency planning, well control emergency response, casing magnetization service, and general transient flow analyses.

The contract will be valid for five years, with the possibility of two additional one-year extensions (5+1+1). Work under the agreement is to be delivered by AGR’s well control and blowout contingency Norwegian operation.

The AGR team will support a seven well drilling campaign. 

“Vår Energi has exciting plans offshore Norway, and the company has defined an ambition of being the safest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf. Managing and mitigating risks associated with drilling and well control operations are obviously a key enabler for this. We look forward to contributing with our expertise to help Vår Energi reach its targets,” said Morten Haug Emilsen, Manager for Well Control at AGR, part of ABL Group. 

In January, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy awarded 25 players with 62 oil & gas licenses, of which Vår Energi secured 16, four as operator.

The licenses are in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and the Barents Sea with most of them situated in areas close to existing infrastructure, supporting the company’s hub strategy. 

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