Expro completes first integrated abandonment project for Apache

3rd May 2016

Expro recently expanded its business capabilities to offer fully integrated well abandonment services including; late-life reservoir management, permanent reservoir abandonment and post abandonment monitoring. 

The Apache work comprised the pre-abandonment and plugging of wells in the ultra deepwater Atwater Valley and Mississippi Canyon areas. 

Commencing in March 2016, Expro utilised its well intervention services to provide the first phase of abandonment of the wells. This involved plugging, cutting and perforating using slickline and electric-line cased hole applications to gain access to the wells and allow circulation.

Kevin Illingworth, Global Well Abandonment Manager, comments:

“Our experienced teams provide integrated products and services, underpinned by the subsurface expertise within our Expro Group Integrated Services (EGIS) product line.  This includes well integrity management, well testing, subsea and wireless well solutions, for temporary and permanent well abandonment.

“Expro is uniquely placed to understand the challenges that come with the re-entry and abandonment of an aging well population. We were delighted to demonstrate this on the project with Apache, and continue our global relationship with them.”

Expro has worked with Apache for over 10 years, primarily in the North Sea, supplying subsea, well testing, intervention and sampling services, and well integrity software.

Mark Enget, Vice President - North America, adds:

“We have a proven track record for service quality and innovation in the North American market partnering with major operators on well testing, intervention and subsea projects.

“This contract builds on the long-standing relationship between Expro and Apache, and I’m delighted that we’re providing successful plug and abandonment expertise in the GoM.”

P&A is just one of the four new capabilities developed by Expro in response to current market conditions and being launched at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston from 2-5 May 2016.

There will be a full schedule of technical presentations focusing on these key areas – Reservoir Evaluation, Subsea Development, Production Optimisation and P&A – on booth 3993 daily. To find out more, please visit www.exprogroup.com/otc.


Notes to editors:

Expro’s mission is well flow management.  We provide services and products that measure, improve, control and process flow from high-value oil and gas wells, from exploration and appraisal through to mature field production optimisation and enhancement.

For more information, please visit: www.exprogroup.com/about-us   

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