ENVIRONMENTAL waste management contractor TWMA has won its first offshore service contract in West Africa.
The deal with AGR Petroleum Services is worth around £1million over six months.
It covers supply, installation and operation of an integrated drilling waste-management solution.
Aberdeen-based TWMA will provide a range of solids control technologies to AGR for its drilling campaign in the Hyperdynamics’ concession offshore the Republic of Guinea.
The drillship Jasper Explorer has been contracted by AGR, on behalf of Hyper-dynamics, for this exploration project. Drilling is due to start later this month.
The service package, which includes cuttings dryers, centrifuges and pumps along with TWMA’s CCDS cuttings handling, storage and transfer system has been deployed from TWMA’s facilities in Aberdeen and Egypt.
A crew of up to 15 technicians will be mobilised from Aberdeen to instal the equipment on the drillship and a team will remain on board for the duration of AGR’s drill programme.
Ronnie Garrick, managing director of TWMA, said: “West Africa is a priority region for our ongoing internationalisation plans and this landmark contract offshore Guinea provides a basis for us to continue expanding our waste-management services in the region.
“Our ability to provide a complete solids control package to AGR and deliver short mobilisation times for projects worldwide sets us apart from other companies. We are delighted that AGR has chosen to work with TWMA again.
“As we continue to strengthen and build relations in West Africa through a focused and dedicated resource for the region, we are confident of winning further new business for all our service lines.”
TWMA provides complete waste-management technologies and services to the global oil and gas industry. It was formed in 2000 and it employs more than 300 people at its office, processing and service bases in the UK, Norway, Americas, North Africa and Middle East.