Tullow Oil’s ‘spectacular growth’ (Oil IT Journal March 2011) continues with a new wildcat success in French Guyana. The company is also extending its IT infrastructure with the global deployment of Expro Well Services’ (EWS) ‘SafeWells’ integrity management software. Expro’s Simon Copping told Oil IT Journal, ‘Work on SafeWells started six years ago with a successful implementation at Marathon Oil. Today clients include Marathon, Tullow, Ithaca, Star Energy, Conoco Phillips Indonesia, CNR and Taqa. We have six monthly user forums to align the tools with clients’ needs. SafeWells is flexible and easy to deploy and can be tailored to a company’s operating policies and procedures without the need for bespoke development.’ Tullow required a centrally managed integrity system to monitor its worldwide operations covering onshore and offshore wells including subsea completions. SafeWells was initially rolled out on Tullow’s Bangora Gas Field in Bangladesh and is now deployed on its UK and Ghana operations.
Tullow’s well integrity manager Simon Sparke said, ‘SafeWells is to be used throughout Tullow and is being rolled out company-wide. With ten different well types in challenging engineering and cultural environments, having a software package that was user friendly, flexible and working seamlessly in the background was crucial.’ Other EWS clients include BP, Centrica and Shell. More from www.oilit.com/links/1109_1.
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