BAKER Hughes is to provide a package of drilling, formation evaluation and waste management services to the so-called Borgland Dolphin Consortium.
The Norwegian sector contract covers an initial three-year period for a full exploration programme in Norwegian waters and will involve 15 wells.
Under the terms of the contract, Baker Hughes will provide service integration and planning as well as directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling (MWD), logging-while-drilling (LWD), mud logging, drilling fluids, wireline logging and coring services.
Also included in Baker Hughes’ service provision are drill cuttings and liquid waste handling.
The project planning phase of the exploration campaign is expected to begin immediately.
The Borgland Drilling Consortium currently comprises seven companies: Wintershall, OMV, Nexen, E.ON Ruhrgas, Rocksource, Front Exploration and Bridge Energy.
Baker says it will work closely with AGR Petroleum Services on its delivery.