Var Energi Taps AGR for Well Control Job Offshore Norway

AGR Energy Services AS has secured a long-term contract for the provision of blowout and well control studies and associated services for Var Energi activities on the Norwegian continental shelf.

AGR, an ABL Group ASA company, said in a media release that under s framework agreement with Var Energi it will provide services covering blowout contingency planning, well control emergency response, casing magnetization service and general transient flow analyses.

The contract is valid for an initial five years, with options for two one-year extensions. Work under the agreement will be delivered by AGR’s well control and blowout contingency Norwegian operation, the company said.

Initially, the AGR team will support a seven-well drilling campaign.

“Var Energi has exciting plans offshore Norway, and the company has defined an ambition of being the safest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf. Managing and mitigating risks associated with drilling and well control operations are obviously a key enabler for this”, said Morten Haug Emilsen, Manager for Well Control at AGR.

AGR says that following last year’s merger with Add Energy, AGR has secured its spot as one of the global oil and gas industry’s largest well engineering, drilling and technical safety operations groups, offering comprehensive services throughout the entire life cycle of a well.

AGR’s global team has delivered more than 1,800 well contingency plans and more than 85 live blowout incidents have been evaluated and mitigated, it said.

Toward the end of last year, AGR secured a well management contract with Apus Energia Guinea-Bissau SA for a deepwater exploration well in the Sinapa license offshore Guinea-Bissau, with drilling set to commence in summer 2024.

AGR’s scope of work, to be executed by its team in Perth, Western Australia, will include the provision of consultancy in well construction, drilling engineering, procurement, supply chain management and operational supervision of the drilling.

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