BJ Services Wins More Libyan Work

BJ Tubular Services has been awarded a contract by Compagnie Des Petroles Total Libye (CPTL) to provide a range of services on a number of wells located offshore Libya. In addition to hammer conductor-driving services, BJ will also be supplying conductor cold-cutting services.

Services for CPTL will be provided by BJ Tubular Services on BD1 platform for 5 slots on Aljurf Field, located offshore Libya. The contract is being carried out from its operations base in Tripoli, Libya, with specialist equipment from the division's base in Den Helder, Holland and personnel based in Great Yarmouth, England.

BJ Tubular Services will use Zone 1 cold-cutting equipment and its state-of-the-art S90 Hydrohammer hydraulic pile driving system to drive conductors in order to create solid foundations for new wells.

New Territory for BJ Tubular Services
Although BJ Tubular Services has worked on behalf of Total for many years throughout the world, the recent contract award from CPTL to BJ Tubular Services represents the first time the company will have provided well services in Libya. "This contract award from CPTL in Libya is welcome news for us, especially in light of BJ Tubular Services' long-term plans to expand strategically, particularly in Libya," said Kenny Watt, division manager of BJ Tubular Services. "We look forward to providing CPTL with outstanding service on the Aljurf Field operation, with hopes of working on their behalf in the future as they continue to explore and develop this extremely productive region," he added.

Hammer Services: From Strength to Strength
BJ Tubular Services performed its first-ever hydraulic hammer conductor-driving operation in 1995 in The Netherlands. Since then, the division has delivered hundreds of single-slot hydraulic hammer conductor and caisson-driving operations worldwide: in Europe, Latin America, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Trinidad, China, the Middle East, West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico. With the 2003 acquisition of hydraulic and diesel hammer services specialist Petro-Drive and Cajun Tubular Services of Louisiana, BJ Tubular Services expanded its range of casing and tubing running services, and hammer services capabilities into the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas market.