£1.5m North Sea Contract Win With Apache

Published at 02:39PM - 04/07/16

The global integrated drilling waste management and environmental services firm, TWMA, announced today it has secured a contract with Apache North Sea on the WilPhoenix oil rig.

According to a statement by TWMA, the contract was valued at £1.5 million and regards the platform operating in the North Sea Beryl field.

“We have built a strong relationship with Apache over the last five years and we are delighted to have been selected to support on the WilPhoenix project. We also supported a previous drilling campaign on this platform last year and have ongoing contracts with Apache including the provision of EfficientC® bulk transfer services on the Beryl Bravo and Alpha platforms and onshore processing services for those and other Apache installation platforms,” TWMA Chief Operating Officer, Neil Potter, said.

£1.5m North Sea Contract Win With Apache

Under the agreement, TWMA will provide its fully integrated waste management solution utilising the company’s TCC RotoMill® for offshore processing and EfficientC® for cuttings transfer and distribution.

The contract has a one-year duration, with a one year option to extend.

The services provided involve directly pumping drill cuttings from storage tanks onboard the rig to a supply vessel, then transporting the drilling wastes to an onshore processing facility, TWMA informed.

“This continuation of our services across Apache’s North Sea projects is major recognition of our ability to offer the best possible integrated solutions for effectively managing drilling waste both on and offshore, and testament to the strong relationships we consistently build with our customers,” Potter explained.

WilPhoenix Object Of Company Dispute

In late June, Apache North Sea and Awilco Drilling resolved a dispute on WilPhoenix.

The dispute concerned the rig’s yard stay, which Awilco said was taking longer than anticipated, while Apache disputed the rig was ready to drill.

Meanwhile, the rig was at Apache’s Storr field since June 26 and resumed operations at the drilling location on the same date.

WilPhoenix is a semisubmersible drilling rig equipped to drill in water depths up to 1,200 feet, owned by Awilco Drilling.