ABERDEEN, UK -- Shell UK has awarded Halliburton a one-year contract (with four, one-year extension options) for the provision of a portable modular rig. The initial contract period is for one workover and three sidetracks on the Shell Gannet platform. The project is scheduled to begin in 4Q 2008.
According to Halliburton, the design of the rack-and-pinion workover unit allows it to be installed quickly on platforms that have limited crane-lift and personnel-on-board capacities. It can also be used on installations with non-serviceable, or non-existing drilling derrick sets.
"This award underscores our belief in the continued long-term viability of the North Sea industry," says Mike Bowyer, Halliburton's UK country VP. "Halliburton is committed to helping its customers extend the life of their assets, and the introduction of new technology, such as the modular rig, will be a key contributor in achieving this objective."