Archer Wins Talisman Sinopec Offshore Drilling

Published at 08:48AM - 15/10/15

Offshore drilling contractors, Archer, have announced the win of a three year offshore drilling contract with Talisman Sinopec.

The contract will see the drilling firm provide Talisman with platform drilling services, offshore maintenance and supervision, as well as onshore support, management and QHSE. Two further two year extensions have been included within the contract.

Archer’s services will be provided across Talisman Sinopec’s British Central North Sea (CNS) assets, including the Claymore, Clyde, Fulmar, Piper B, Saltire and Tartan platforms. Archer have not commented on the value of the contract.

Talisman Sinopec Central North Sea Asset Map

Talisman Sinopec Central North Sea Asset Map

Archer’s Managing Director, Kenny Dey, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this substantial contract from an operator like Talisman Sinopec, which has such a major presence in the UK North Sea.”

“This agreement represents a significant opportunity for Archer to demonstrate its expertise in, and commitment to, delivering safe operations in the region,”

“We look forward to working closely with Talisman Sinopec and delivering an efficient programme of services to our valued client, to support the success of their ongoing and planned drilling activity.”

The latest contract will be seen as added good news for the offshore drilling company. In september, the firm won a further contract for the provision of similar services to oil and gas company Apache.  The Apache contract is also for UK North Sea services.

Both contracts will go some way to ease the pain of heavy offshore oil and gas job cuts, which have hit the drilling industry particularly fast and hard.

Back in at the end of July 2015, Archer confirmed that it had cut its workforce be as much as 21% since the start of the year.