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Expro Receives Appraisal Drilling Campaign Contract from Hess Australia

29 September 2011

Expro International, a UK-based oil field service company, has secured a contract worth in excess of $6 million from Hess Australia for an appraisal drilling campaign off the North West Shelf of Western Australia.

The contract is due to commence in quarter four 2011 and the Jack Bates semi submersible drilling rig will be used to undertake the campaign through mid-2012. The project will involve the deployment of Expro's well testing, subsea, slickline, fluids and sampling and wet gas meter capabilities, the company said.

Ed Anderson, Expro's Asia Region Director, said, "At Expro, we offer integrated solutions to help our customers achieve their goals throughout the full life cycle of a well, from exploration and appraisal through to abandonment."

Expro's modular process equipment measures the performance of a well with acute accuracy. Testing involves flowing the well through a temporary completion and production system in order to measure flow parameters, and to gather representative fluid samples for analysis. These measurements are used to determine commercial viability, as well as to plan potential future completion and production facilities, the company added.