Petrofac expands its presence in Africa

AdobeStock 71932049Petrofac, a leading provider of services to the global energy industry, has grown its presence in Africa having been selected by Tullow Oil to provide well decommissioning services in Mauritania

The contract, with potential total value of more than US$60mn, involves the project management, engineering, planning and plugging and abandonment (P&A) of seven subsea wells on Tullow Oil’s Banda and Tiof fields.

Petrofac assumes responsibility for the subsea well decommissioning scope from Maersk Decom, who have been preparing the work since 2020. By mutual agreement, the parties have novated the contract to Petrofac who will take immediate responsibility for the project, with the offshore scope running from Q4 2022 throughout Q1 2023. Petrofac will provide all personnel, assets and equipment required for the project, including management of the Island Innovator drilling unit and offshore support vessels.

Nick Shorten, CEO for Petrofac’s asset solutions business, said, “Today’s award is further demonstration of the international demand that exists for the skills and quality of delivery we have established in the North Sea.

“Since 2016 Petrofac has delivered three successful decom campaigns for Tullow Oil. We look forward to emulating this success for them in Mauritania, and across the African continent as we continue to grow our business here.”

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