Tullow awards $100m contract to Expro

•    According to the contract, Expro will work across Tullow Oil’s assets in Ghana, including the Jubilee project.

• According to the contract, Expro will work across Tullow Oil’s assets in Ghana, including the Jubilee project.

Tullow Oil has awarded international oilfield services company, Expro, new contracts worth in excess of $100 million.

The contracts, to be carried out over three years, would see Expro work across Tullow Oil’s assets in Ghana, including the Jubilee and the Tweneboa–Enyenra–Ntomme (TEN) projects.

Following on from Expro’s Phase 1 contract for the Jubilee project, involving more than 10 completions, the company had been awarded continued services for Phase 1A.

This work would entail completions on new wells, as well as interventions and remedial work.

A number of Expro’s product lines and services would be used, including large-bore subsea completion landing strings, subsea exploration and appraisal landing strings, high flow rate surface well testing and sampling services.

The TEN project would also see Expro provide subsea completion work in all planned wells.

The oilfield services company had invested more than $32-million in Ghana since entering the market in 2008 to support clients such as Tullow.

“We are delighted to work with Tullow in delivering a range of world-class projects, strengthening our existing partnership and delivering value to their Ghanaian business.

“These contracts build on investments Expro has made over the past five years including the establishment of our world-class operating facility in Takoradi. We are proud that 70 per cent of our workforce in the country, including 20 graduate engineers, are Ghanaians, which we are looking to increase to 85 per cent by 2017,” commented Expro sub-Saharan Africa director, Riccardo Muttoni.

Tullow Ghana General Manager Charles Darku added that the company was looking forward to using Expro’s expertise in the offshore environment to deliver its key projects in Ghana.

“Major investments have been undertaken to date by both Tullow and Expro, with emphasis on local content development plans to further create opportunities for local businesses and people,” he noted.

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