UK oilfield services firm Expro today opened a purpose-built, £3.8 million facility in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The base will house 30 employees and consists of a mix of office and workshop space.
The investment will help Reading-headquartered Expro fulfill a contract to supply BP with subsea equipment and services for the Shah Deniz stage two project in the South Caspian Sea.
Expro recently secured a four-year extension to its deal with BP.
The pair initially inked a contract for the project in 2014.
The new facility will also bolster Expro’s efforts to round up more customers for its subsea services in the region.
Neil Sims, vice president for Europe CIS region, said: “The investment in our new facilities allows us to grow our presence and deliver the highest quality of subsea services to major clients, including BP.
“It also allows us to broaden our portfolio offering, leveraging our leading global expertise in well testing and intervention services.
“Our key stakeholders are critical to our success and I would like to thank our employees for their significant contribution to date, alongside our customers, suppliers and broader partners in Azerbaijan.
“We look forward to continuing our success and delivering an even stronger business for the future.”