Exceed wins major Fairfield Energy N. Sea decommissioning contract

Allan Merritt, Managing Director, Arnlea Systems
Allan Merritt, Managing Director, Arnlea Systems

Aberdeen-based oil well management firm Exceed has won a contract to support Fairfield Energy in its forthcoming North Sea well plugging and abandonment campaign.

Fairfield’s programme includes 45 platform wells and 16 subsea wells, all of which will be plugged and permanently abandoned. 

The platform wells decommissioning will commence in the next few months with the operational phase of the subsea wells work due to start in 2017. 

John Anderson, Commercial Director, EXCEED
John Anderson

John Anderson, Commercial Director, Exceed, said: “This will be a major focus going forward, both in the UKCS and internationally, and Exceed is delighted to be supporting Fairfield in one of the largest single UKCS well abandonment campaigns of this nature to date.”

Exceed provides outsourced well engineering and project management services and works for a wide range of operators in the oil and gas business in the UKCS and internationally utilising the company’s multi discipline team of professionals. 

Meanwhile, Aberdeen-based Arnlea Systems has secured a contract worth at least £100,000 with a global vessel construction firm.

Arnlea was awarded the three-year contract by FPSO vessel construction and leasing specialist SBM Offshore, to rol lout its Intrinsix Ex inspection system across the firm’s fleet of FPSO vessels.

Allan Merritt, Managing Director, Arnlea Systems, said: “This is our first fleet deal and it is a substantial global contract for us that will help to secure and stabilise jobs across our Aberdeen and Philippines offices.

“Our team has established a great working relationship with SBM Offshore, having supplied inspection systems to the operator prior to our improved Ex offering, and so the rollout of the system across its fleet will be a smooth and highly beneficial process for the client.”


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