The UK’s Conductor Installation Services (CIS) has received a contract from Weatherford Nigeria to provide a range of conductor installation services on behalf of two major operators in Nigeria.

The company will provide conductor make-up and cold-cutting services, and installation tooling equipment, including connection drive chasers and directional drive shoes.

For the conductor-driving operations, CIS will employ two 150kJ and two 90kJ hydraulic hammers that are based permanently in Nigeria.

The company has already begun the first phase of the conductor installation programme, which involves driving slots for the construction of an offshore barge requiring the installation of 36in conductors using its 90kJ hydraulic hammer spread.