Aberdeen company Sand Monitoring Services (SMS) has been awarded a multimillion-pound contract by a global oilfield service giant – understood to be Schlumberger – for sand and solids monitoring services in Europe, Africa and the Caspian area.
The Bridge of Don-based company said the value could be worth as much as £1-£2million a year and involved a two-year framework agreement with a possible one-year extension. SMS will be the preferred provider for the client’s sand and solids monitoring requirements.
Andrew Kinsler, a director of SMS, said: “We will be providing acoustic and intrusive sand monitoring services for our new client’s well-testing division. The framework is a tremendously exciting opportunity, being one of only three such contracts in place with our client’s testing division.
“As an approved service partner, we are proud to have been recognised internationally for our core skills and management systems.
“We’ve been conscious from the very outset to develop a process-driven integrated management system as we believe this forms the basis to deliver superior quality services, time and again.
“I fully expect this to be the case as we scale business operations to meet our growth plans.”
SMS, celebrating its fifth year in business, has predicted doubling turnover to hit £3million in 2009-10.
It has also increased staff by 50% this year to 20 to meet growing demands and is recruiting at present.