Region: Middle East
Content Types: Report
Date: June, 2023

James Larnder Middle East decommissioning Aquaterra Energy

Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, has announced a multi-million-pound contract with a major Abu Dhabi based operator, working in partnership with TPMC, to provide offshore riser equipment and services for a decommissioning campaign offshore Abu Dhabi.

Aquaterra Energy will provide a completion and workover riser system complete with AQC-CW connectors, as well as an additional subsea riser system, tieback engineering and rig modifications. It will do this to decommission eight wells, in 80 m water depths by 2029. Throughout the contract Aquaterra will deliver a complete end-to-end managed service, providing engineering services, expertise and personnel.

The completion and workover riser system, complete with AQC-CW connectors, is certified to BS EN ISO 13628-7 2006 and can operate in water depths of up to 1,500 m. The system has been designed to withstand repeat make and breaks, whilst offering a gas tight metal-to-metal seal.

Aquaterra Energy will work closely alongside in-country partners to manufacture and transport the project equipment. Local in-country inspectors will be deployed to ensure the high quality of work throughout the project.

James Larnder, Managing Director, Aquaterra Energy, remarked, “We are delighted to have secured this work in the Middle East and to expand on our decommissioning and riser expertise. This is an important region for us as a business and we’ve seen significant growth here over the last few years. We plan to continue this momentum and are on course to increase both our presence and revenue in the region by the end of the year. This project represents a step forward in this journey as we spearhead our global expansion.”

Andrew McDowell, Operations Director at Aquaterra Energy, added, “Winning this tender further demonstrates our team’s global riser system expertise, understanding of operational requirements in the Middle East, and the significant advantages of our independent connector OEM status. We’re looking forward to utilising our experience and working closely alongside engineers in the UAE, sharing our knowledge, and building on existing local capabilities to deliver a top-class end-to-end service.”

After identifying the Middle East as a key geography to support its global growth plan, the contract marks another significant step forward in the region for Aquaterra Energy. It has now delivered intelligent engineering solutions to more than 35 projects in the Middle East to date.