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Expro wins contract for riserless well intervention system

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Expro Group Australia, a subsidiary of Expro International Group Holdings, secured a major contract for its subsea riserless well intervention (RWI) solution, supporting Chevron Australia.

The five-year contract is for the supply of light well intervention vessel services for the Chevron-operated Gorgon facility.

The RWI system, which was launched at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference, provides a reliable wire through-water integrated solution.

The RWI system, which was launched at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) last year, provides a wire through-water integrated solution for carrying out cost-effective intervention and/or abandonment operations on all types of subsea wells.

The intervention package is complete with well access and multiple conveyance methods, including slickline, eline, and the company’s new CoilHose technology, which substitutes coiled tubing’s conventional steel pipe with hose.

The Expro RWI system has been developed as part of its wider Subsea Well Access portfolio, which also consists of Subsea Test Tree Assemblies (SSTTA) and an Intervention Riser System (IRS), ensuring customers have the correct solution for all subsea well access requirements.

“In 2019, we expanded our subsea intervention capabilities with the introduction of two new well access solutions to the market – the RWI and the IRS. Our partnership with an intervention vessel provider combines our efforts to provide a full subsea package to meet our customers’ requirements,” Graham Cheyne, Vice President of Well Access and Subsea, said. “Built on proven technology and service expertise, this contract award allows us to demonstrate our enhanced subsea strengths.”

“Since introducing our new well access solutions, we have secured a number of exciting new contracts in the APAC region, complementing our core subsea landing string business,” Mr Cheyne added.

“Australia is an important market for us and we recently invested in an $11 million multi-purpose built facility in Perth, which will support the Chevron contract,” Gary Sims, Expro Senior Area Manager, said. “The facility will have a 2,100 sq m re-enforced dedicated light well intervention area for storage and maintenance of specific equipment.”

“We continue to build our local Australia Subsea Well Access expertise. Along with our vessel partner, we will provide a highly skilled, predominately local Australian crew,” Mr Sims concluded.

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