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Offshore : Archer confirmed a contract for the provision of a modularfrom TAQA

Norway based oil services provider ‘Archer Limited’ confirmed a formal contract award for the provision of a modular drilling unit and associated services from TAQA

Archer’s rig has been contracted by TAQA to perform a twenty-one well plug and abandonment campaign for their Northern North Sea Cormorant Alpha platform, according to company update.

The integrated P&A service delivery will include services provided by Archer’s Engineering, Rentals, Oiltools, and Wireline divisions.

Archer will also require to manage and deliver cementing, swarf and re-injection services from 3rd party providers.

The Archer Topaz is estimated to mobilize to Cormorant Alpha in the second half of 2021 following the removal of the existing Cormorant Alpha integral derrick equipment set, and reactivation activities on the platform by Archer’s Engineering division.

Tern Alpha is a fixed installation serving as manned drilling and production installation for the Tern field in block 210/25 in the East Shetland Basin of the northern North Sea. It also serves as a production facility for the Hudson, Kestrel, Falcon, and Cladhan fields.

TAQA has 100% operated equity in the Tern, Kestrel, Eider, Cormorant North, South Cormorant, Falcon and Pelican Fields. It has a combined 26.73% interest in the Dana-operated Hudson field and a 24% interest in the Sullom Voe Terminal. It has an interest in the SAGE pipeline and onshore terminal, and the Brae-Miller Linkline. TAQA also operates the Brent System Pipeline.

TAQA’s UK portfolio also consists of 70% operated interest in the Harding field, 70% in the Morrone field  and 37.03% non-operated interest in the Maclure field. In Brae, TAQA has a total interest of 45.7% in Block 16/7a, a total 50.1% interest in East Brae, and a total 65% interest in the Braemar field.

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