PEOPLE, PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Archer lands Talisman Sinopec contract for platform drilling services: Aberdeen pupils visit EnQuest for oil careers day


Some of the Tullos primary school pupils
Some of the Tullos primary school pupils

Global oilfield services company Archer has been awarded a three-year N. Sea contract to deliver platform drilling services for Talisman Sinopec.

The three-year contract with a double two-year extension option starts next month.  The scope of work includes the provision of onshore rig operations, maintenance and QHSE management, offshore operations and maintenance supervision

The project will include work on the Claymore, Clyde, Fulmar, Piper B, Saltire and Tartan platforms in the UK North Sea.

Archer currently operates a total of 38 platforms in the North Sea, Greece and Brazil.


Aberdeen pupils visit EnQuest HQ for careers day

A group of Aberdeen pupils (pictured above) have learned about the wide range of career opportunities in the oil and gas industry following a recent visit to the local office of EnQuest – the largest independent producer in the N. Sea.

 The 30 youngsters from Tullos Primary School gained an insight into careers and experiences during their time with staff from across EnQuest’s business: from reception, security, human resources and communications to IT, engineering, and geology.

An Enquest spokeswoman said: “Whilst our industry continues to operate in a challenging business environment, there are many exciting, long-term career prospects in this, a global industry with a vibrant future ahead.

“Each of us has a duty to inspire our young people to join the energy sector and to help them get as much experience as possible and to nurture the next generation of leaders. I hope that our latest collaboration with Tullos Primary has helped to spark interest and aspirations.”

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