Proserv Wins $7 Million Contract in GoM

Proserv Abandonment and Decommissioning has won a major platform decommissioning project in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract, awarded by a major independent oil company, is valued at US$7 million.

The contract involves decommissioning two platforms with associated wells and removing pipelines and subsea tie-ins. In addition, the operating company has appointed Proserv Abandonment and Decommissioning (A&D) to act in a project management and contracting capacity and ensure the project is managed safely, efficiently and within budget.

"The win illustrates the depth of capabilities Proserv A&D added last year when it acquired US-based Twachtman, Snyder and Byrd (TSB), a leader in international well abandonment and decommissioning," said Huey Kliebert, vice president of Proserv's abandonment services.

"This contract demonstrates Proserv's commitment to the U.S., and in particular, to our well abandonment and decommissioning subdivision as one of Proserv's main areas of business focus.

"Proserv's extensive abandonment and contracting services expertise, strengthened by TSB's vast experience, positions Proserv A&D as a leader in the Gulf of Mexico. We are recognized globally for our decommissioning, contracting, engineering and abandonment services, and our ability to deliver full decommissioning packages," Kliebert said.

The projects will take place concurrently in both the 37-foot-deep Ship Shoal block and the 194-foot-deep High Island block in the Gulf of Mexico. Proserv A&D will provide total marine management of the project. This involves simultaneously mobilizing the appropriate lift boats, abandonment personnel and equipment required for the well abandonment and structural removals in both locations. When these operations are complete, Proserv will deploy a 1300-ton derrick barge, a diving crew and a dive support vessel to remove the platform and abandon the pipeline and its subsea tie-in.

Finally, Proserv will manage a comprehensive site clearance program to conclude the project.