Reposted from WorldOil.com
ABERDEEN – Well-Safe Solutions has awarded two multi-million-pound contracts to continue the transformation of the Well-Safe Guardian, the decommissioning company’s first asset, into a bespoke plug and abandonment unit.
Global Energy Group and Rigfit7seas have been appointed to deliver the ambitious refurbishment of the semi-submersible drilling rig. Global Energy Group will provide quayside services and the paintwork scope while Rigfit7seas will provide accommodation upgrade services.
Well-Safe is progressing in a timely manner with the refurbishment work on the asset which it acquired earlier this summer. As part of the upgrade, Well-Safe will be installing a dive system and the capability to deploy subsea intervention lubricator. Well-Safe anticipates the rig being available for contract in 2020.
Phil Milton, Chief Executive Officer of Well-Safe Solutions, said “We believe we are now a key part of helping the industry achieve its 35% decommissioning cost reduction target. Joint well plug and abandonment campaigns, using our club approach will not only be more cost efficient, but also help build UK supply chain expertise in decommissioning.”