British oil field company wins $27m. bid to service Tamar

Project operations are due to begin in May, says Expro official.

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April 20, 2011 00:02
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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 Monday.

“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 team.”

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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.

Project 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.”

Additionally, the contract’s logistics “in terms of equipment and people, is more efficient and easier from bases bordering the Mediterranean,” an Expro spokesperson explained.

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“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.

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