US oil and gas firm Apache has hired Harkand to support its drilling campaign on the Nevis South field in the North Sea.
The inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company will deploy its personnel and one of its dive support vessels – either the Harkand Da Vinci or Harkand Atlantis – to install new subsea equipment for Apache.
Harkand said the work scope had been “called off against” a master service agreement it signed with the operator in 2014. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
Harkand previously performed tie-in work last year for the Nevis S67 well at the Beryl field and a Beryl midline disconnect scope under the contract. The company also supported Apache with phase 1 of the Aviat development which included preparation work and platform tie-ins of the newly installed Aviat flowline.
David Kerr, Harkand Europe managing director said: “In this low barrel price climate, our strong reputation for quality and operational efficiency is proving to be particularly appealing to operators in the region.
“Being selected for Apache’s latest campaign builds on the strong relationship we have established with this key operator over several years.”