BP has awarded a subsea contract to Expro, an international oilfield services company, for the Shah Deniz stage 2 project in the South Caspian Sea.

Under the five-year contract, worth almost $100m, Expro will provide landing string equipment and services for the installation and completion of Shah Deniz stage 2 subsea wells, covering 24 new subsea completions.

To ensure a fast emergency shut-down during the clean-up of high-pressure / high-rate gas wells, Expro will supply its landing string assembly; high-pressure (ELSA-HP) 15k valves and Express electro hydraulic control systems.

"This additional contract allows Expro to establish further infrastructure and personnel in Baku, to enhance our local presence."

The ELSA-HP has been designed to service the high-pressure horizontal tree completion and intervention market.

Expro Europe CIS region director Keith Palmer said: "Our specialist subsea teams have deployed more than 1,500 completions / 2,000 exploration operations to date, clearly demonstrating that Expro is the first choice global subsea landing string provider for reliability in deepwater.

"This additional contract allows Expro to establish further infrastructure and personnel in Baku, to enhance our local presence.

"This in turn will also allow Expro to promote and provide other products and services to our client base in this area."

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