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Petrofac wins Carnarvon contract

Petrofac will undertake drilling management services for Carnarvon Petroleum’s Buffalo redevelopment in the Timor Sea.

The scope of works will be carried out by Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) division and will include planning, detailed well design, drilling execution and all associated procurement.

Petrofac EPS Managing Director Nick Shorten said the company’s well engineering group in Perth would manage the contract scope.

“Globally, our well engineering experts have drilled more than 400 wells for 100 operators,” he said.

“We very much look forward to deploying that experience in support of Carnarvon’s exciting advancement in East Timor.”

The Buffalo field was discovered by BHP in 1996 and was producing oil until November 2004 before Carnarvon was awarded the permit where it is located, WA-523-P, in May 2016.

The company is now redeveloping the field, with all existing facilities and wells having been decommissioned and removed prior to Carnarvon acquiring the permit.

Carnarvon Managing Director and CEO Adrian cook said Petrofac was well suited to ensure success in the Buffalo project.

“They have already made encouraging progress in assessing our well plans, reviewing drilling rig alternatives and assessing the necessary long lead items for drilling,” he said.

“We look forward to an exciting year.”

For more information visit the Petrofac website.

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