Aberdeen company wins Canadian oil field contract

An artist's impression of a Hebron oil rig. Photo courtesy of the Hebron Project.
An artist's impression of a Hebron oil rig. Photo courtesy of the Hebron Project.

Aberdeen based drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has been awarded a multi million dollar drilling operations and maintenance services contract for the Hebron oil field project with ExxonMobil Canada Properties.

 

This win marks the company’s entrance into the expanding offshore Canadian drilling sector. The contract will commence with an estimated three year pre-operations phase, followed by a nine year operations and maintenance program, with an option to extend.

 

Hebron is a heavy oil field estimated to produce more than 700M barrels of recoverable resources. The field is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin where there is a water depth of approximately 92 metres.

 

KCA Deutag Rresident of Offshore Rune Lorentzen said: “The award of our first contract in Canada by ExxonMobil Canada Properties is an excellent result. We look forward to continuing to develop a strong working relationship as we work on this project together.”

 

ExxonMobil Canada Properties is a partnership of ExxonMobil Canada and its wholly owned subsidiary ExxonMobil Resources.

 

KCA Deutag called its expansion into Eastern Canada a key strategic success for the business which capitalises on the work carried out by RDS, the rig engineering and design division of the company. RDS has been carrying out the front end engineering and detailed design of the Hebron rig facilities since 2010.

 

The Hebron field will be developed using a stand alone concrete gravity based structure (GBS). The project includes offshore surveys, engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, installation, commissioning, development drilling, production, operations and maintenance and decommissioning.

 

KCA Deutag is one of the largest international drilling contractors, employing over 9,000 staff in more than 22 countries. The company is currently the drilling operations contractor on 39 offshore platforms worldwide.

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