New international drilling-fluid firm sets up in Aberdeen

Bill Walkingshaw
Bill Walkingshaw

A new oil and gas service company has been established in Aberdeen which aims to provide operators with significant cost savings over the life-cycle of their drilling campaigns.

TEMS International, a drilling fluid systems specialist, has been founded by a team of experienced oil and gas industry professionals, led by managing director Bill Walkingshaw. 

Each of the six-strong team has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, much of which has been gained in drilling fluids management and the handling and treatment of slops and drill cuttings.

As an independent firm, TEMS is not aligned to any single drilling equipment manufacturer or service provider

The new business will offer operators a comprehensive range of services that optimise the performance of drilling systems which, in turn, reduce drilling costs and ensure environmental and regulatory compliance. 

Services can be delivered across the life-cycle of a well from field development through to abandonment and decommissioning.

Walkingshaw, said: “Driven by the current oil price, cost efficiency and regulatory compliance continue to be major factors in the oil and gas industry. 

With the $40-60 oil price bracket appearing, for now, to be the norm, we all have a responsibility to ensure drilling operations are  conducted with the greatest efficiency.  Often, little changes can have significant positive impacts.

“There is strong demand from operators and industry bodies for service companies to help identify where costs can be trimmed, without negatively impacting on quality, safety or the environment.  The review of drilling fluids systems is a crucial part of that process.”

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