Al-Shaheen Weatherford awards CIS

11 February 2013

Conductor Installation Services (CIS) announced that it has been awarded a USD multi-million contract via an agreement with Al-Shaheen Weatherford, which is a joint venture between Al-Shaheen Holding (a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum) and Weatherford Holding BVI (a subsidiary of Weatherford International Ltd).

The contract requires CIS to provide conductor-driving and cold-cutting services for approximately 55 wells located offshore Qatar on behalf of a major operator in the region.

The three-year contract, which features two one-year options to renew, will be carried out by CIS personnel from its base of operations in Doha, Qatar. CIS will use state-of-the-art 90 kJ hydraulic hammers to drive the 20-inch conductors that will create part of the foundations of the new wells. To ensure that work proceeds as planned, CIS will supply a complete set of 90kJ hydraulic hammers, as well as a backup set and buffer set, in the event that two separate operations must be carried out simultaneously.

Since 2008, CIS has been supplying major operators with conductor installation services in Qatar. CIS recently completed series of operations on a number of wells operated by this particular operator in Qatar, which saw the conductor installation specialist drive 29 conductor piles during the past three years. CIS anticipates that the first installation operation will take place at the end of Q1 2013.