Xodus Group has won a clutch of international vibration contracts bringing the total value for this year to £5 million.
Managed through its vibration specialists in the UK and the UAE, the projects involve identifying and reducing vibration in global oil and gas assets, a significant challenge for oil and gas operators that can lead to loss of production through downtime.
One of the latest contracts is with Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) for over £270,000 of vibration analysis on its North Satellite Platform and South Satellite Platform, offshore Abu Dhabi.
The Zakum field is the second largest field in the Gulf and the fourth largest field in the world. ZADCO aims to increase the production rate from Upper Zakum from 550,000 to 750,000 barrels of oil per day, sustainable for 25 years. Mr Mohamed Abdulrahman Al Marzouqi, ZADCO’s Operation Support Vice President for Maintenance said: “The need to manage long term performance and issues has led ZADCO to seek out a more economical future development concept. Reducing vibration has been a major challenge for us as we have increased production on these ageing assets in recent months.”