Oilfield service firm Aker Solutions said yesterday it had invested £4million in the UK headquarters of its well-intervention business.
The company said the division, formerly known as Aker Qserv, now had new offices and warehousing at its Portlethen base.
Aker said it had also increased the yard space at the site to cater for its hydraulic testing and dual steam cleaning services.
Garry Michie, the UK managing director of Aker’s UK well services business, said: “As the number of subsea wells increase and the pressure to improve recovery rates from developed fields rises, the demand and frequency of servicing through intervention grows.
“Our well intervention business is poised to capitalise on the major global opportunities, maximising Aker Solutions’ existing global footprint and enhancing its portfolio and technological expertise.
“This investment not only increases our capabilities in this sector significantly, it ensures we can plan for the delivery of projects long term.”
Aker’s well intervention business employs 1,200 people in Aberdeen and Stavanger and operates in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America. The division reported an 8% rise in turnover to £108.4million last year.