Ardyne secures contract to expand North Sea expertise to China

Source: press release, 28 October 2020

Project managers based in Aberdeen will provide onshore support for the duration of the project with the major Chinese organisation
Project managers based in Aberdeen will provide onshore support for the duration of the project with the major Chinese organisation (photo: Ardyne)

Ardyne, the Aberdeen-based fishing, milling and casing recovery provider, is to introduce its technology and expertise to the Bohia Bay basin in China after securing a contract with a major Chinese oil company.

As part of the agreement, which was signed earlier this month, the company will use UK engineering expertise, as well as leverage the UK supply chain to build tools and equipment to support the work.

Aberdeen-based project managers will provide onshore support for the duration of the project, which will see Ardyne deploy its TITAN system, allowing the client to improve efficiency with casing recovery and re-drill of existing wells, with a recent TITAN operation reducing rig time by 94.5 hours.

With the Bohai Bay basin being a mature, brownfield location – similar to the North Sea – the client turned to the UK region for the expertise around maximising recovery over some of the larger, more well established service companies already operating in the China region.

Ardyne’s proven results with TITAN, which has been run successfully more than 1,200 times around the world, secured the contract, with support from Scottish Development International, Scotland’s international business advice, support and funding agency who helped develop the opportunity locally in China.

The contract will see engineering support provided from the UK, as well as using the UK developed TITAN technology exported to the region, with local logistics managed through Ardyne’s base in Malaysia.

Alan Fairweather, CEO of Ardyne, comments, “This again is a demonstration of Ardyne’s strategy in action – developing, field testing and commercialising new technology that can deliver real results to our customers using the mature North Sea basin, then scaling up to support other international basins with similar efficiencies.”

“For our client, this means we are using our proven technology to show them how to maximise use of their existing infrastructure, saving time and money. We look forward to supporting this new and other clients with our evolving suite of technology, knowledge transfer offering and – overall – delivering real results,” continues Fairweather.

Ian Ross of Scottish Development International, adds, “We have been delighted to support Ardyne on the ground in China, especially at a time when Scottish businesses are under more pressure than ever.”

“With Ardyne’s technology helping to reduce rig time and increase efficiency during offshore operations, this project aligns to our support in the reduction of carbon emissions as well as providing best practice export advice for the supply chain to ensure profitable and sustainable business,” concludes Ross.