Fugro has secured an initial three year contract with Well-Safe Solutions (WSS), a UK-based offshore well decommissioning service provider. Fugro will deliver their integrated and bundled marine-based solution onboard the Well-Safe Guardian rig, WSS’s bespoke semi-submersible unit for executing subsea well-decommissioning work.
The contract award gives Fugro responsibility for supplying and supporting remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services, rig positioning and remote operations. Expert support in this area will come from Fugro’s remote operations centre in Aberdeen, Scotland: remote access via the onshore team will reduce the number of Fugro personnel required onboard the Well-Safe Guardian asset to improve efficiency and maximise safety.
Kevin Chambers, Fugro’s ROV service line director, said: “I am delighted to announce this contract award with Well-Safe Solutions. Our teams’ skills and experience in plug and abandonment and decommissioning of offshore wells perfectly complement the expertise of Well-Safe Solutions . We will also add value through our extensive knowledge of marine asset integrity”.
Phil Milton, Well-Safe Solutions’ chief executive officer, said: “Following an extensive tender process we are pleased to award this contract to Fugro for ROV, rig positioning and remote operations. The capabilities of their offering enable Well-Safe to maximise overall operational efficiency and delivery for our clients at a cost-effective rate, while maintaining close commercial alignment”.