Late life-cycle integrity specialists, Well-Centric and Hunting, have been awarded an approximately US$6.2 million (£5 million) contract by a major North Sea exploration and production operator. The collaboration will see Well-Centric and Hunting join forces to provide maintenance, storage and recertification of intervention related equipment in the North Sea. The three-year contract has the option of two further two-year extensions and will employ seven service specialists in Aberdeen.
The contract win demonstrated the need for service companies to be flexible and work together to offer the ultimate solution to the client, explained Chris Mawtus, CEO, Well-Centric.
“Today’s challenging market conditions demand that service providers are adaptable and pro-active in seeking out the best solutions for their customers,” said Mawtus. “At Well-Centric, we appreciate that collaboration can help yield the best results, and we will continue to develop the right partnerships with the best players in the industry to make sure that we deliver exactly what our customers need.”
Well-Centric not only provides wellhead maintenance and repair services, but also has significant experience in the well service sector of the industry, offering material management, workshop services and specialist bespoke engineering at its base in Dyce, Aberdeen.
Hunting, which manufactures and supplies products to national and international oil and gas companies, will provide rental equipment through this contract as well as assisting with the recertification of assets where required.
“Working with likeminded companies in order to provide customers with a complete service offering has never been more important at this time,” said Alan Reid, managing director at Hunting for Well Intervention. “A Well-Centric and Hunting partnership is a great fit for this contract and we look forward to providing significant benefits to the customer through the collaboration.”