Expro, a leading international oilfield service company, announced today its plan to open a new permanent facility in Kenai, Alaska. The new location will mark the company's second Center of Excellence in North America, the first being in Broussard, La.
The Kenai location will become a multi-service base for Expro, with the first phase expected to be complete in July 2009. The location will integrate well testing, surface sampling and data acquisition sub departments for testing and commissioning.
The estimated completion date for the second phase is late 2009. Once completed, the new facility will integrate all of Expro's well integrity services and expertise in one location, including its award-winning Cableless Telemetry System for reservoir monitoring (CaTS™), EXCAPE® completion process, downhole video technology, calipers and logging tools, slickline and e-line, providing customers with maximum versatility. The new Expro base will also provide well integrity supervision and maintenance services and training, well-site supervision, and abandonment planning services.
"Alaska has been a growing market for Expro for the past five years," said Brett Lestrange, Sr. Vice President, Expro North America.
"Proximity to our clients is of crucial importance, and the decision to establish a permanent Center of Excellence in Kenai demonstrates our commitment to grow the business in Alaska, as well as provide local operators with more options and high-quality services from Expro's extensive well flow management portfolio. Our expanding presence in Alaska is more evidence of Expro's commitment to invest in long-term opportunities in North America."
Expro currently has 26 permanent employees in Alaska, and all the personnel are multi-skilled and cross-trained to work with the full portfolio of Expro services. The company plans to recruit additional staff and a permanent base manager upon completion of Phase 2.
Expro's current client roster in Alaska includes Conoco Phillips, Chevron, Anadarko, Marathon, Pioneer and Armstrong, among others.
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