OPC has formed an alliance with Fraser Well Management which brings together the subsurface engineering expertise of OPC with the well engineering capabilities of Fraser Well Management in one co-ordinated service offering.
The alliance provides customers with an expert integrated “one stop shop” service incorporating all stages of the asset from geoscientific investigation, subsurface engineering through to well engineering and project execution.
When well planning, management and interpretation are performed by different parties in isolation they often result in poorly understood project objectives due to a lack of understanding of the subsurface drivers. The OPC/Fraser alliance ensures that these activities are planned and operated with execution and interpretation in mind and removes the communication barriers that often exist between the subsurface and well execution disciplines.
Piers Johnson, Managing Director of OPC commented “I am very excited by the alliance with Fraser Well Management. There is an excellent cultural fit between our businesses – both being established subject matter experts in our fields with long term customer relationships based on reliable and high-quality work. Together we can provide additional expert services to our customers and ensure that geoscientific investigation, well planning, testing and interpretation is performed efficiently, accurately and cost effectively.”
Nick Ford from Fraser Well Management said.” We have worked with OPC on several projects worldwide in the last couple of years, this alliance announcement cements that relationship. The key attraction for both organisations is the complementary relationship, where OPC can support our clients on the subsurface aspects and conversely we can support OPC on the well engineering aspects. We look forward to developing our relationship further over the coming years and delivering some outstanding results for our clients. “
This agreement with Fraser Well Management is the second strategic alliance announced by OPC in as many years. Early in 2015, OPC signed an MoU with Intecsea Worley Parsons to develop an integrated subsurface and subsea facilities management service. The alliance with Fraser Well Management will now augment this original agreement to provide a fully integrated
reservoir to market (R2M) model.
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A leading Well Project Management company has underlined its confidence in the North East by opening a new office in Aberdeen.
Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie recently performed the official opening of the new Aberdeen office of Fraser Well Management, a leading well project management company covering the full well lifecycle both onshore and offshore from exploration drilling through to well plug and abandonment.
The company has delivered high quality results throughout its track record of 60 wells in its 11-year history and is equipped to deliver safe, efficient operations for all clients. In addition to well project management, Fraser Well Management provides specialist well engineering studies from relief well planning through to due diligence and well abandonment feasibility studies.
The company is headquartered in Great Yarmouth. It currently employs a core staff of 13 people and the addition of the Aberdeen office is seen as crucial in both broadening Fraser Well Management’s UK base and assisting in future ambitions to expand activities beyond the North Sea.
The new office is centrally located on Aberdeen’s Albert Street and is led by Well Engineering Manager Donald MacArthur. It is anticipated that the establishment of the new office will lead to the creation of new Aberdeen-based well engineering and support positions.
Commenting on the opening of the Aberdeen office, Donald MacArthur said: “The opening of our Aberdeen office represents a new chapter in the ongoing growth of Fraser Well Management. This office will correctly position our business to capitalise on opportunities in and around the area, as well as providing a springboard for continued growth with the direct access to clients and a talented skills pool.”
Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie added: “We welcome the decision by Fraser Well Management to set up a new office in Aberdeen. It does indeed help underline that the North Sea is very much open for business.”
Fraser Well Management present UEA lectures
Throughout October 2015, Fraser Well Management’s Alex Tollefson delivered a series of lectures at he University of East Anglia (UEA), focusing on oil and gas well design & integrity in drilling and well decommissioning.
The well engineering module of Oil and Gas Engineering was delivered to 19 students studying for an MSc in Energy Engineering with Environmental Management at their Norwich campus. The lectures formed part of an ongoing relationship between well project management specialists Fraser Well Management and the UEA.
Alex described three case studies; Banjar Panji, Montara and Macondo that form the backbone of Fraser Well Management’s Well Integrity Plus (WIP®) training school. These incidents were used to demonstrate the importance of professional well design and operations management.
The course content included an interactive casing design session with the students working through a number of exercises with increasing complexity. The sessions concluded with Alex presenting “A day in the life of a well engineer” giving an insight into the industry for the next generation of engineers.
Fraser Well Management drilling engineer Alex Tollefson presenting to MSc students at the UEA
Well Engineers and Drilling Supervisors from FWM visited Seajacks for a tour of the Jack-up Vessel Kraken, hosted by Seajacks HSEQ Manager John Vingoe. As part of ongoing well abandonment studies, FWM personnel were keen to evaluate the capabilities of the vessel for Southern North Sea well abandonment campaigns. FWM Well Engineering Manager Donald MacArthur said “It is important for our personnel to become familiar with the various vessel and rig options available for platform and standalone well abandonments. We appreciate the time John spent with our operations team and the openness of the Seajacks personnel we met.”
FWM Engineers visit Seajacks