BJ Services Wins North Sea Coiled Tubing Contact

BJ Services' Well Services Division for Europe and Africa has been awarded a contract by a major operator to provide coiled tubing (CT) and CT support services for well operations offshore Norway and the United Kingdom (UK).

The contract requires BJ Services to support all of this operator’s CT well intervention-related operations on Norway’s Ekofisk Field, as well as on a number of fields offshore UK. Services provided by BJ will help increase oil production from North Sea fields by using the safest and most cost-effective well intervention solutions.

BJ will provide a range of field-proven CT technologies in combination with pumping support, as well as advanced cementing products for specialized CT operations.

Optimizing Safety and Efficiency
Modular stacking towers and custom riser systems will be used to provide the safest possible working environment while simultaneously improving rig-up and operations efficiencies. DuraLink™ spoolable CT connectors will be used to ensure the optimum CT size can be used for every application, regardless of crane lift restrictions common to many offshore platforms. Liquid Stone® cement will be used during well plugging and abandonment operations to improve job efficiency, ensure cement quality, and ultimately provide a more cost-effective solution. Liquid Stone technology will also be incorporated into future water shut-off solutions as part of an ongoing initiative by the operator. to reduce water production."

Operations are being carried out by BJ from its bases in Stavanger, Norway, and in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, UK. The multi-million dollar contract is a three-year term, and includes possible extensions.

A Continuing Relationship

BJ has held the CT contract with this operator in Norway for the past six years, and for two years in the UK. "We have been operating successfully in Norway’s harsh environment for some time, so this contract is a testament to the confidence that this valued client places in BJ,” said Umberto Micheli, Well Services region manager-Europe and Africa for BJ Services. “We will continue to deliver CT and pumping services for them safely and efficiently,” he added.