TEMS International, a leading provider of environmental management and compliance services to oil and gas exploration and production companies, has been awarded a major contract for work in offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

The independent oil and gas service firm, which is headquartered in Aberdeen and has offices in Houston and Kuala Lumpur, is providing its continuous environmental compliance and drilling performance management services onboard two rigs in the waters off the Caribbean islands. Due to last between 12 and 18 months, the project got underway in early September. The contract is with a major international oil and gas E&P company and is worth a high six-figure sum.

TEMS International engineers will work alongside rig personnel to ensure drilling operations adhere to or surpass local environmental regulations, while also improving the efficiency of drilling operations. This can reduce drilling fluid usage and waste, provide significant cost savings – sometimes major six-figure sums – and contribute to a decrease in the carbon footprint of the drilling asset.

Established in 2017, TEMS International works around the world supporting exploration and production companies during drilling operations. Its services also include environmental rig and vessel audits, and drilling performance waste management services.

Bill Walkingshaw, TEMS International managing director, said: “We are pleased to secure this project, which is now well underway in what are unprecedented times. This would not have been achieved without the hard work of our onshore and offshore teams.

“The Caribbean region is an area where the oceans and seas are an important resource for the island communities. The services we are delivering on this project will help to protect the environment around the islands by improving efficiencies, reducing waste and ensuring compliance with local environmental legislation. In turn, this can contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions, further helping the environment.

“Improving efficiencies also assists in reducing the cost of drilling and can deliver substantial financial savings over the life of a well. The scale of savings varies from well to well, though we have saved clients in the region of £600,000 per well on a number of projects.”

Founded in 2017, TEMS International is an independent oil and gas service company focused on managing and improving the performance and compliance of drilling systems. Headquartered in Aberdeen, the firm’s services cover environmental rig and vessel audits, drilling fluid systems performance management, environmental compliance and drilling waste performance management. TEMS International’s personnel operate as an integral part of clients’ drilling teams in order to reduce drilling costs, ensure legislative compliance and improve environmental performance.

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