BJ Services Awarded Contract by Hess in Indonesia

BJ Tubular Services has been awarded a major contract by Hess Indonesia (Pangkah) Ltd to provide a series of rigless conductor installation operations offshore Indonesia. The contract requires BJ Tubular Services to carry out these services on 14 wells located offshore in Block PSC of the Pangkah Development.

First Platform Completed

BJ has already commenced services on the three-year contract. Although work on the first platform was originally scheduled to be carried out without a rig, the decision to use conventional pile driving methods was made to install the 14 x 30-inch conductors because the rig arrived at the same time that Hess completed platform construction. BJ completed operations on this particular platform in January.

Installing Conductors with Hydraulic Hammer Fleet

Looking ahead, BJ will carry out operations on the remaining platforms without a rig, using several of its fleet of hydraulic hammers to pre-install the conductors with deviated drive shoes. The benefit of this service is that the conductors will be driven prior to the arrival of the drilling rig, thereby reducing time and expense to Hess.

"We are extremely pleased to be delivering hammer conductor driving services for Hess in Indonesia," said Kenny Watt, division manager of BJ Tubular Services. "I attribute our success to the effectiveness and safety of the services delivered with our expanding fleet of hydraulic hammers, as well as to the experience and professionalism of our growing hammer services team," he added.

In addition to the conductor installation work in Indonesia, BJ is providing casing and chrome tubing running services for Hess in the Phu Horm field onshore Thailand.