Aberdeen-based well-control firm wins £300,000 Singapore order

Ben Knight
Ben Knight

A Scottish control and instrumentation company has been awarded a contract worth nearly £300,000 to supply and install four identical pieces of integrated well control equipment for a Singapore-based client.

RCP, which is headquartered in Aberdeen and also has an office and workshop in Singapore, is due to install and commission the integrated systems on high specification Chinese new-build rigs, streamlining the well control process with essentially multiple systems integrated into one.

The integrated system comprises of a main hydraulic console with an all-electric remotely operated panel. Both panels are used to operate and control dual choke valves, dual gate valves (utilising different working pressures), accurately monitor the liquid seal integrity of the mud gas separator and also display three pump stroke counts.

The equipment was also recently demonstrated to a group of experienced Aberdeen drilling personnel whom commented upon both the ingenuity and simplicity of operation of the equipment. After the demonstration, RCP was asked to submit a proposal for a slight variation on the design for China.

Under this contract, RCP, which has been supplying control and instrumentation equipment to the global oil and gas industry for over a decade, is due to build and deliver this well control equipment in four stages over the next six months, the first of which will be delivered by mid-February 2016.

RCP managing director Ben Knight said: “Yet again the Aberdeen and Singapore offices have worked together seamlessly to offer unmatched engineering and technical support to the client throughout the design process. Further discussions with the client are due to take place early next month with a view to working with them on future projects which is great news for RCP in these difficult times.”

Meanwhile, the Wood Group has won a renewed contract to support Chevron across four North Sea oil rigs – which also secures 30 offshore services jobs.

Wood Group will deliver operations and maintenance services to the Alba Northern platform, Alba floating storage unit, Captain floating production, storage and offloading vessel and Captain wellhead protector platform, under a one year contract which extends an agreement in place since 2010.  

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