Wireline Engineering breaks ground in Middle East with major contract win
Wireline Engineering, the Aberdeen-based wireline and well intervention technology specialist, has announced a contract win worth over US$330,000 to supply a major international service company with its specialist ‘Roller Bogie’ conveyance technology in Southern Iraq.
The project involves the supply of a new hybrid version of the world-leading Roller Bogie conveyance tools. These are specifically designed to prevent damage to protective coatings on completion tubulars from the passage of intervention toolstrings, thus extending the life of the completion itself.
Wireline Engineering Managing Director Bill Petrie explained, “We have been growing our presence in Middle East since 2005, when we first established an office in Abu Dhabi to support our customers in the region and manage the increasing demand for our products.
“Acquiring such a sizeable order further demonstrates the opportunities available in the Middle East for small companies with great products.
“Roller Bogie tools are renowned for providing easy access for wireline assemblies in deviated wells but these new hybrid tools also protect completion tubing that is otherwise susceptible to damage from the passage of wireline tools.
“This is our first significant order from Iraq and we are confident that more will follow as the Roller Bogie technology becomes established and the value of using these tools is realised,” he continued.
Wireline Engineering develops original well intervention technologies for the oil and gas industry worldwide and currently works with more than 300 customers in over 60 countries.
The company was established in 1998 and its headquarters are located in Aberdeen, Scotland. It has international offices in the Americas, Middle East and Far East and employs 50 people worldwide.
The company is exhibiting at ADIPEC, stand 1120A in Hall 1, and will be represented by technical staff from its Abu Dhabi and Aberdeen bases.