Expro International Awarded Contract

Aberdeen-based Expro International Group said that it was awarded a contract by FMC Kongsberg to supply enhanced subsea landing strings for the Norwegian North Sea three-well Sigyn project. Expro said its Elsa , enhanced landing string assembly, is due to be supplied in the second quarter of this year.

The scope of the contract calls for Expro to supply and deploy monobore Elsa landing strings to interface with FMC's horizontal X-mas trees, for the development of three subsea wells. Expro explained that the role of the landing strings is to act as the main subsea safety barrier between the well and the surface during the completion of the Sigyn wells, and to enable safe workovers in the wells. The company is currently building new Elsa tooling with a rapid six-month turnaround specifically for the Sigyn project.

FMC Kongsberg director Johan Pfeiffer said: "In a competitive tender conducted last year, Expro put forward an attractive proposal which demonstrated the ability to interface closely with FMC as well as to supply and deploy Elsa strings that already have proven success with major operators here in Norway."

The Sigyn field, operated by ExxonMobil with a 40% stake, is located Block 16/7 in the Norwegian Sea and around 12 kilometers southeast of the Sleipner A platform. Statoil holds a 20% interest in the field together with Petoro (30%) and Norsk Hydro (10%). The field is being developed as a subsea satellite, with three wells tied through two flow lines to the Statoil-operated Sleipner A platform.