Qserv won a seven-figure contract from Apache North Sea for the installation of coiled tubing deployed electric submersible pump (CTDESP) services. The two-year contract will increase well efficiency and reduce the operating costs of Apache's Bravo platform within the Forties field. The ESPs will produce fluids from the reservoir and transfer the fluids to the neighbouring Charlie platform. The fluids will be processed through Charlie's production systems, eliminating production systems on the Bravo platform.
The ESP configuration is deployed on 2 3/8-in. coiled tubing with the ESP power cable and umbilical lines inside the coiled tubing. The ESPs are inverted and use a bottom intake to produce the fluids up the annulus to the coiled tubing, negating the requirement for large bore deployment tubulars.
Qserv will mobilize a 10-man crew and anticipates recruiting at least a further 10 full-time onshore and offshore personnel to support its growing business and increasing operations.
"Through our proven track record of 28 CTDESP wells completed in the past 18 months with Anadarko, we have been able to bring a benefit and differentiation which Apache has instantly grasped. This is the first time that we have worked with Apache North Sea and we look forward to developing our relationship with them. Our expertise in this specialist field means we can give Apache viable solutions to meet current and future economics in the Forties field, using this and other technology to reduce operating costs and increase well production uptime," Ciaran Dreelan, well services director at Qserv, says.