Wireline Engineering said yesterday it had signed a deal for work in Iraq.
The Aberdeen-based wireline and well-intervention technology specialist has agreed a £210,000 contract to supply downhole equipment for an international service company operating in southern Iraq.
Wireline said a new version of its roller-bogie tool, designed to prevent damage to protective coatings on tubulars, would be used to complete the work.
Managing director Bill Petrie said: “We have been growing our presence in Middle East since 2005, when we first established an office in Abu Dhabi to support our customers in the region and manage the increasing demand for our products.
“Acquiring such a sizeable order further demonstrates the opportunities available in the Middle East for small companies with great products. This is our first significant order from Iraq and we are confident that more will follow as the roller-bogie technology becomes established and the value of using these tools is realised.”
Wireline, established in 1998, now employs more than 50 people. In addition to its Aberdeen HQ and Abu Dhabi office, it also has a presence in the Americas and Far East and works with more than 300 customers in 60-plus countries.