Expro Wins Iraq SONAR Testing Contract
By John Lee.
Expro has secured a contract for production testing for Eni in Iraq utilising its clamp-on SONAR meters.
The company will provide completely non-intrusive multiphase production testing to Eni for oil wells in the Zubair field, which Eni Iraq, B.V. operates in cooperation with Iraq’s state-owned South Oil Company (SOC).
Expro will utilise its SONAR metering technology to measure production from the wells. The clamp-on SONAR technology enables well production surveillance with small crews and minimal equipment footprint. It also eliminates any potential environmental risks and increases the safety of the production testing operation.
Selim Djandji, Expro’s region director for Middle East North Africa, said:
“This contract award highlights a new element of the broad product and service portfolio we offer across the lifecycle of the well. From our operating bases in the region we are well placed to offer conventional well testing, SONAR metering services and many more products and services to meet our customers’ diverse well flow management needs.
“Expro is committed to the local community in Iraq and this is translated in recruiting young Iraqi and providing them with training and support to be in the heart of our operation – delivering new technology to the oil and gas industry in Iraq.”
Expro Meters product line director, Patrick Curry, said:
“This major contract win with a leading international oil company validates the value proposition we offer to our customers. We believe SONAR is a game-changing technology for production testing and this contract is an excellent example of the value we can deliver to our customers. Our small footprint, portable production surveillance offering is ideally suited to these types of fields.”
Eni is the lead contractor of the consortium formed for the redevelopment of the Zubair field, near Basra, in southern Iraq.