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Expro's Integrity Software Supports Tullow Globally

29 August 2011

International oilfield services company Expro is undertaking a contract to provide its SafeWells integrity management software system globally toTullow Oil Plc.

Expro Well Services has been awarded a contract to provide SafeWells toTullow in support of centralising Tullow’s management of well integrity.

Tullow is a majorindependent oil company withoperations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

SafeWells has been specifically developed to deliver an effective well integrity management solution. The bespoke software system monitors and reports well integrity performance in real time, highlighting problems and prompting remedial actions as issues arise. It has been deployed successfully by major operators globally.

Like many major oil companies,Tullow’s operating environments are diverse and the range of well types equally broad. Over the coming years, the wellstock will include onshore, platform and subsea wells, both oil and gas, with a wide range of flow rates.

A plan was implemented in Tullow’s wells engineering department to review the corporate approach to well integrity and put in place a centrally managed well integrity system.

This process would provide management with a retrospective position for the integrity of all wells and effectively ‘raise the bar’ on the operating standards of all assets.SafeWells is critical to this plan.

The SafeWells implementation process was launched on theBangora Gas Field in Bangladesh and was followed with UK and Ghanaoperations.

Simon Copping, Expro client account manager, said: "It is great to see the hard work of the team starting to pay off. We have a fantastic software system in SafeWells that really complements Tullow’s well integrity strategy. I’m excited about the future and building on the foundations of the Bangladesh success as we continue to roll the software out to the rest of the business.”

Simon Sparke, well integrity focal point ofTullow Oil said: "SafeWells is to be used throughoutb Tullow and is being rolled out company-wide. With 10 different wells types in challenging engineering and cultural environments, having a software package that was user friendly, flexible and working seamlessly in the background was crucial. So far this product and the team supporting it have fulfilled all my expectations.”