UK firm wins software contract from Tullow
London, August 29, 2011
UK-based Expro Well Services, a global oilfield services company, has won a contract to provide its integrity management software system to Tullow, a leading oil company with international operations.
Expro’s SafeWells software system monitors and reports well integrity performance in real time, highlighting problems and prompting remedial actions as issues arise, a statement said.
It has been deployed successfully by major operators globally, it added.
Like many major oil companies, Tullow’s operating environments are diverse and the range of well types equally broad. Over the coming years, the wellstock will include onshore, platform and subsea wells, both oil and gas, with a wide range of flow rates, according to the statement.
A plan was implemented in Tullow’s wells engineering department to review the corporate approach to well integrity and put in place a centrally managed well integrity system.
This process would provide management with a retrospective position for the integrity of all wells and effectively ‘raise the bar’ on the operating standards of all assets.
The SafeWells implementation process was launched on the Bangora Gas Field in Bangladesh and was followed with UK and Ghana operations.
“It is great to see the hard work of the team starting to pay off,” said Simon Copping, Expro client account manager.
“We have a fantastic software system in SafeWells that really complements Tullow’s well integrity strategy. I’m excited about the future and building on the foundations of the Bangladesh success as we continue to roll the software out to the rest of the business.”
Simon Sparke, well integrity focal point of Tullow Oil, said: “SafeWells is to be used throughout Tullow and is being rolled out company-wide.”
“With 10 different wells types in challenging engineering and cultural environments, having a software package that was user friendly, flexible and working seamlessly in the background was crucial. So far this product and the team supporting it have fulfilled all my expectations,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service