PSW Group, a provider of products, systems and services to the oil and energy industry, announced that its capping stack division has completed its first international operation for a deepwater well offshore Egypt.

The company said Edison’s Exploration & Production Ameeq-1X well was the first well to be drilled 130 kms offshore from the Nile Delta in their North Thekah concession.

Working with the Edison E&P Emergency Response Team, PSW has prepared logistics and response plans to mobilise and deploy the stack in Egypt if required from the Mongstad offshore supply base in western Norway.

The deepwater nature of the well was the second milestone. Ameeq-1X was drilled in about 1000 m of water making it the deepest of wells supported by PSW to date.

Oddbjørn Haukøy, CEO of PSW Group, said, “Our subsea engineers are familiar with deepwater operations but this was the first time we prepared the capping stack and support systems for greater than 500 m of seawater.”

Simone Conti, Edison E&P Egypt Drilling manager, said, “Developing emergency response systems with the Edison E&P Operations Team before the well was spudded and having a team prepared to undertake the voyage from Mongstad with the capping stack were key factors in the selection of PSW to support our Operations.”

A Capping Stack is a large well closure device that connects to the top of a blowout preventer (BOP) and is capable of sealing off a well if the BOP fails.

“The increasing interest from global operators strengthens our position as a provider of these critical services. This is supported by our alliances with Intermoor and Exceed Well Management for deployment and incident support internationally from quayside to wellsite,” concluded Haukøy.


Source: Oil Review Africa