Petrofac wins Chevron North Sea contract as Churchill makes drilling breakthrough in Norwegian sector

Mike Churchill (left) and Christian Berven (ToolServ) celebrate a successful drilling partnership.
Mike Churchill (left) and Christian Berven (ToolServ) celebrate a successful drilling partnership.

Petrofac has secured a 12-month contract extension from Chevron for the provision of N. Sea engineering services – an agreement it has held since 2014. 

Petrofac will deploy its operationally-focused engineering delivery model in support of the Alba North, Erskine and Captain platforms, as well as the Alba FSU and Captain FPSO.

Dave Blackburn, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Production Services West, said: “Through implementation of a flexible and scale-able model, we have created notable added value by reducing costs and aligning performance to KPIs in a very challenging and cost-focused market.”

Meanwhile, Churchill Drilling Tools and its Norwegian distributor, ToolServ, have recently celebrated a five year partnership which has helped oil and gas operators sector improve their drill programs.

An important milestone was achieved earlier this year when a major operator deployed four of Churchill’s tools for the first time in the Norwegian sector.  The tools enabled the operator to cut its operational hours by around 10% in a 3,100ft long, 9½-inch horizontal section. 

The number of Churchill tools deployed in the Norwegian N. Sea is expected to hit record levels by the end of 2017 with growth of more than 100% on 2014 and a 30% rise on 2016.

6 Oct 2017

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