Flexlife is awarded Apache North Sea contract

Flexlife, specialist provider of flexible pipe integrity and engineering services for the oil and gas industry, has won a contract with oil and gas exploration and production company Apache North Sea Limited.

The subsea project management and engineering support contract includes work on the Aviat gas development in the Central North Sea, the Ness/Nevis tie in and general subsea operations support and will span for three years.

The contract was awarded to Flexlife following a successful six year history of project delivery with Apache North Sea Limited on some particularly technically challenging projects including the Bacchus subsea development and a major subsea isolation valve project on Forties.

Newly appointed CEO Garry Millard said: “Flexlife has accrued an enviable breadth of subsea integrity management and subsea project management knowledge through its work with operating companies across the industry, and our previous experience with Apache has been a huge part of that.

Patrick Duggan, Subsea Projects and Operations Manager at Apache North Sea Limited, said: “Although Apache now possess a highly effective in-house project delivery capability, this ad hoc contract allows us the flexibility to access specialist resources as requirements fluctuate.”

Ciaran O’Donnell, former Flexlife CEO and now Non Executive Director, said: “Our personnel, process and procedures are fully integrated with our customers to ensure the highest quality of service is delivered whilst maintaining the highest safety standards at all times”.

“Flexlife is continuing to add new services to operators, building on our heritage in technology and service development around flexibles.”

Aberdeen-born Flexlife is widely recognised throughout the industry for its expertise and excellence in the integrity and engineering of flexible risers and flowlines. The company’s latest financial results, to year end April 2014 marked its highest revenue and profit to date, with an increase of 5% in group turnover to £14.9 million, and a 50% increase in customers.

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

Published on 06/05/2015

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