Dundee-based Well-Safe Solutions has won a major contract to decommission up to 21 wells in the North Sea.
The deal to decommission the wells on the Schooner and Ketch fields in the UK Continental Shelf has been struck with DNO North Sea (ROGB) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of DNO ASA.
It is understood the contract is an eight-figure deal.
The Schooner and Ketch fields, located in the UK Southern North Sea, ceased production in August 2018, with 20 platform wells and a single subsea well.
The project will start immediately with a plan to commence offshore operations at the end of 2019.
The campaign is expected to last approximately two years and will include onshore work at Well-Safe large site at the Port of Dundee and its Aberdeen headquarters.
Chief executive Phil Milton said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Well-Safe, allowing us to build a continuous programme of work through campaign-based approach and realising the associated benefits.”
Well-Safe will be responsible for the delivery of key aspects of the project including engineering, contractor management and logistics with DNO retaining well operatorship.
The contract award follows the recent announcement of Well-Safe’s acquisition of its first semi-submersible asset, the Well-Safe Guardian.
The firm, which took a large site at the Port of Dundee 18 months ago, will invest around $100 million to give the unit plug and abandonment (P&A) capabilities.
The investment will bring around 90 jobs over the course of the next year, adding to the firm’s current 40 employees. Between 10 and 15 of the new jobs will be based in Dundee.
Well-Safe claims to have a ground-breaking approach to subsea well plug and abandonment.
The Tier One company plans to invest £270m in bespoke marine and land-based assets and the create of 400 jobs over the next three years.