Norwegian company Seawell Management has stated its intent to order a new well service unit (WSU) from German company Streicher at a cost of $50million. If options for a further two units are exercised, this will bring the bill to $150million.
The new package, which is based on a Streicher-designed modular rig concept, will be delivered Q3.
The well service unit will be primarily targeted at operations on UK and Norwegian production platforms on the UK and Norwegian continental shelves. Seawell says the system is designed to replace many traditional drilling and well intervention services, offering a “flexible and standardised” concept capable of handling drilling snubbing, well workover, managed pressure drilling (MPD), integration of coil tubing and wireline services, plus well plugging and abandonment.