Oilfield service company Expro has formed an exclusive alliance with offshore marine services provider FTAI Ocean for the supply of Expro well intervention vessel Pride to provide full light well intervention (LWI) services to the subsea oil and gas sector
The exclusive three-year agreement allows both companies to expand their capabilities and resources to deliver a fully integrated intervention package to the offshore sector.
The partnership will create a full service offering for riserless and riser-based well intervention and plugging and abandonment (P&A) markets, providing all marine, ROV, well intervention, wireline, e-line, coilhose, subsea well access, hydraulic intervention, well planning, execution and offshore well management by a single supplier using one contracting entity.
FTAI Ocean’s expertise includes well intervention, subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines, offshore construction, inspection, repair and maintenance, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and survey & positioning services.
FTAI MD Jon Attenburrow, said "We are very pleased to be working with Expro, a world leader in well flow technology, with a global footprint and strong track record in subsea well intervention. We look forward to collaborating with Expro to offer clients the highest calibre of subsea intervention services on a global basis.”
Expro VP for well access and subsea Graham Cheyne said the partnership will help Expro strengthen its position in the subsea well access and P&A market combining the companies’ efforts to provide “a bespoke project-specific complete subsea intervention package to meet our customers’ exact requirements.”
Well flow optimisation service provider Expro offers a riserless well intervention (RWI) and intervention riser system (IRS) equipment supply, and Mr Cheyne said these offerings combined with the new alliance were instrumental in Expro’s recent five-year contract award for the supply of light well intervention services for the Chevron-operated Gorgon facility, offshore Australia.
He said “We have introduced the first fully integrated alliance package to the market. This not only enhances our LWI offering but represents Expro’s strong and continued commitment to safety through reduced risks, lower operational costs, and greater efficiencies for our customers.”
Both services and technologies will be deployed under the alliance, and will be supported by the introduction of FTAI Ocean’s innovative well intervention smart tower system, which will expand the alliance’s LWI vessel services with the provision of both riser and riserless equipment and services.
Expro and FTAI Ocean will offer the new integrated smart tower system, which has been designed, tested, and classed to DNV standards. The system, operational in water depths up to 1,500m in riser mode and 2,500m in riser-less mode, will be installed on the flagship DP3 OSV Pride.