An Aberdeen-based firm said today it was celebrating the completion of its first offshore well management project.
Zenith Energy, set up 2012, provided services to London-based Rockhopper Exploration for the plugging and abandonment of the Ombrina Mare development well off the coast of Italy.
The deal was worth £250,000 to Zenith.
Zenith Energy’s operations director, Chris Collie, said: “This project marks a significant milestone for Zenith. We have safely and efficiently completed our first offshore well management project, which was planned and executed by a small but highly experienced team within a five-month period.
“This enabled our client to take advantage of a rig of opportunity and permanently abandon their well at significant cost savings due to current market rates.
“Our team planned and executed operations within AFE and the project involved all operations that you would typically expect in a well abandonment − slick line, wireline, Xmas tree removal, cementing, cutting and pulling casing and removal of topside wellhead equipment in a well with high concentrations of H2S and A annulus pressure issues.
“This showcases our ability to provide quality well engineering and management for offshore projects, in a country with strict regulatory regime and challenging working environments.”
Rockhopper’s chief operating officer, Fiona MacAulay, said: “Zenith provided the well engineering personnel to plan and manage our well abandonment operation and they have achieved our objectives of permanently abandoning the Ombrina Mare well.”