Apache has awarded a new three-year contract to Archer for the provision of platform drilling management services, which include operations and maintenance on their Forties and Beryl fields. This will include the Forties Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta, as well as the Beryl Alpha and Bravo platforms. In addition to the firm contract term, two additional two-year extension options are available. Archer has provided these services to Apache on the Forties and Beryl fields since 2004 and 2012, respectively. The new fixed-term contract ensures Archer’s continued operations for Apache on the UK Continental Shelf until at least 31 December 2020.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this three-year contract. It is recognition of the hard work and commitment from all our personnel by consistently maintaining a safe environment for all those engaged on the Apache’s operations, whilst ensuring a high level of operational and technical efficiency,” Kenny Dey, VP Platform Drilling, said. “We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Apache through the duration of the new three-year contract.”
With this award, Archer’s offshore drilling crews will continue to provide drilling operations and maintenance services for 11 major operators on 42 installations in the North Sea, two in Brazil and one tender-assist barge rig in Greece. This award from Apache follows successful contract awards/renewals in 2017 with Shell UK, Chevron (UK), Marathon Oil (UK), Repsol (Norway), Energean Oil & Gas (Greece) and Statoil (Brazil).