Expro receives well abandonment contract for Maersk Oil in UK North Sea


Oilfield services company Expro has secured a contract from Maersk Oil to provide subsea and well test services on two offshore units located in the North Sea.

The latest deal will see the partnership between the two companies extended until 2020.

The scope of the agreement includes well abandonment services on two rigs under a 26 well campaign, which will be conducted across the Janice, James, Affleck and Leadon North developments.

It includes additional options to extend the deal for two one-year periods.

Expro Europe CIS region vice-president Neil Sims said: “Our long-standing association has given us deep knowledge and understanding of the aspirations for this project. 

“We enjoy partnering with our clients and particularly Maersk, which is why we were thrilled to secure this contract award.

“Given our strong track record of operational performance and delivery to date, we feel confident in our ability to maintain these high standards as we transition in to our new agreement with them.”

Expro has been provided well test and subsea landing string systems for UK-based developments to Maersk Oil since January 2012. The company also provided planning services for Maersk's Janice and Leadon North abandonment campaigns.

"We are delighted to continue our work on this key North Sea abandonment campaign, ensuring we maintain the highest levels of safety while ensuring a cost-effective approach."

Expro global well abandonment manager Kevin Illingworth said: “This is an excellent example of a successful long-term partnership that delivers integrated well abandonment services. 

“We are delighted to continue our work on this key North Sea abandonment campaign, ensuring we maintain the highest levels of safety while ensuring a cost-effective approach to this multi-field programme.”

Expro focuses on the provision of subsea and well testing services in the North Sea.

The company introduced its well abandonment product line last year, which offers integrated decommissioning service solutions.


Image: Expro wins Maersk Oil contract in UK North Sea. Photo: © Expro Group.