Offshore Gas Drilling 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Noble Energy has awarded the Expro company a $27 million contract to conduct
well-testing and provide sub-sea services and equipment aboard the Transocean
Sedco Express oil rig for the Tamar natural gas field – and for a deepwater
exploration program for the Pride North America – Expro announced on
“Expro’s track record in deep water means we are well-positioned
to move into new markets and bring the benefits of our leading-edge technologies
to our customers,” said Keith Palmer, Expro’s Europe CIS regional director, in a
statement. “This is a significant win for Expro’s Continental Europe
Some of the services that Expro intends to provide to the Tamar
development region include a high flow rate-testing package for the gas wells,
and large bore sub-sea safety systems, the company said.
operations are due to begin in May, as the equipment is already on its way to
Israel, a spokeswoman confirmed.
Expro has been involved in the oil and
gas industries since its 1973 establishment in the UK, where it still maintains
its head office. It also has regional headquarters in the US, Scotland, South
Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Brazil.
“This is the
largest single project ever conducted from Expro’s Continental Europe base,” the
statement said, noting that some of Expro’s most advanced deepwater technology
is currently operating in Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil. “It is also a
major expansion in Expro’s geographical area.”
contract’s logistics “in terms of equipment and people, is more efficient and
easier from bases bordering the Mediterranean,” an Expro spokesperson
“We are very excited about this project in terms of its size,
but also in terms of its significance and long-term impact on the geo-political
landscape of Israel,” Palmer said.