Well operation services company SPD, part of Petrofac Production Solutions, is starting a four firm well programme in the Northern and Central North Sea.

The company said it will use Diamond Offshore’s semi-submersible rig, the Ocean Nomad, for the project, which has a total value of over £50m.

The Ocean Nomad sequence consists of wells for Valiant Petroleum, Wintershall and Nautical Petroleum.

The firm programme may be extended with the addition of up to three option wells.

The company will deliver the contract management services alongside engineering and operations management.

Petrofac holds a 51% interest in SPD Group, which delivers well operations services.