Contract

NorSea Group (UK) has secured a five-year contract with Wild Well Control for storage of its emergency response system at the company’s facilities located in South Base, Montrose, Scotland.

The services offered under the WellCONTAINED system include contingency planning and response from source control emergency response planning (SCERP), by the way of field deployment of the system, capping a subsea uncontrolled well.

The components of the system will assist operators in prevention, preparation, response and recovery operations that are related to deepwater well control events.

"Having immediate access quayside in the case of mobilisation and deployment offers an all-encompassing logistics solution for our consortium members."

NorSea Group (UK) operations director Mike Munro said: "This type of hi-tech intervention equipment is designed to minimise exposure in the event of an offshore emergency, and a top priority is the ability to respond without delay.

"Our storage and supply base operations at Montrose, with direct quayside access and geographical proximity, meet all the requirements for optimising response time."

The partnership between NorSea Group and Wild Well will broaden the marine and offshore services portfolio that can be offered at Montrose Port.

Wild Well president Freddy Gebhardt said: "Having immediate access quayside in the case of mobilisation and deployment offers an all-encompassing logistics solution for our consortium members."

Montrose Port Authority chief executive Nik Scott-Gray said: "The port is strategically placed as a service and logistics hub for the offshore oil and gas sectors, and this new agreement helps advance our ongoing development and expansion plans."

NorSea Group has a 15-year lease agreement with the port covering warehousing and 11,000m² of external quayside laydown.


Image: Wild Well president Freddy Gebhardt (left) and NorSea Group (UK) operations director Mike Munro. Photo: © NorSea Group AS