Acona completes Perenco wells

Well drilling and management specialists Acona UK have completed a two-well campaign for Perenco UK in the Southern North Sea.

The seven-month campaign, using the Transocean GSF Monarch jackup, drilled a subsea well on the Leman field (Quad 53) and a platform well on the Hoton field (Quad 48). Drilling started in July and completed at the end of March.

The campaign operations were managed by Acona UK Drilling Superintendents Donald MacArthur and Jonathan Speed Andrews, reporting to the Perenco UK Drilling Manager, and involved a total of 12 Acona UK staff.

The integrated well delivery team contained both Perenco and Acona personnel and drilled c.4000ft of reservoir, overcoming such challenges as salt sticking and fracture losses.

Mr MacArthur said: “The integration of Perenco and Acona personnel created a high quality team, delivering two producing wells in challenging fields with excellent operational and safety performance.”

This is the second campaign Acona UK has managed for Perenco, the first delivered wells on the Tyne and Inde fields in 2012.

Acona UK has drilled more than 50 complex wells on a full well management basis for international oil & gas companies and completed front-line engineering on 200, drilling or standalone abandonment of 50 offshore wells for a client list including Gaz de France Britain, Tullow Oil UK, RWE-Dea U, Centrica (HRL) Ltd, EOG Resources United Kingdom, Star Energy and Bridge Energy UK.

The company has driven more than $1bn of business since 2005 in its portfolio of exploration, subsea and horizontal wells and complex well abandonments.

Acona UK managing director Douglas Nunn said: “We deliver the best in drilling performance plus have a safety and environmental record that is second to none.”

Acona UK’s expertise covers the complete lifecycle of oil and gas wells and operated as a drilling department for operators to hire.

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