BJ Services Bags Well Services Contract in Gabon

BJ Services Company’s Tubular Services line has been awarded a contract to provide a range of well services in Gabon, Africa, by CNR International (Olowi) Limited, a subsidiary of Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

The four-year contract includes casing and tubing running, cold cutting, and onshore tubular make-up and bucking services for 29 wells on CNR’s Olowi development. CNR plans to develop the field using three wellhead towers and one conductor-supported platform featuring up to 44 well slots, which will then be linked back to a floating production storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessel, the Knock Allan.

BJ Services recently commenced operations approximately 18km (11 miles) offshore Gabon and 400km (248 miles) south of Libreville. Services are being carried out from KCA Deutag’s Ben Avon jackup rig.
“Having successfully delivered casing and tubing running services for CNR throughout the North Sea and on the Baobab and Espoir field developments in Cote d’Ivoire, we welcome the opportunity to work for CNR on their exciting new Olowi Development,” said Kenny Watt, vice president of BJ Tubular Services. “The award of this contract represents a significant opportunity to further expand BJ Services’ operational portfolio in the West African market.”

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