International oilfield services company Expro has announced a highly successful year for activity in the Middle East and anticipates further strong growth in 2013. The company saw significant demand for a range of its services in the region, particularly its Drill Stem Testing (DST) and Meters offerings, and has a healthy order book for next year. It also anticipates enhanced activity for its Early Production Facilities (EPF) business in the year ahead.
Expro introduced its DST capabilities into the Middle East in 2012 and secured six contracts for production testing in Egypt, with further activity in Iraq. Iraq has also proved to be a successful market for its Meters services and the company will look to expand this section of the business into Libya, Algeria and Saudi Arabia in 2013.
To ensure a high quality of service, Expro has also continued to invest significantly in its core well testing business in line with increased opportunities as well as expand its wireline intervention capabilities.
Hussein Elsisi, Business Development Manager for Middle East and North Africa, said: “We are seeing a healthy growth in our DST activity in the Middle East as more and more companies recognise the benefits of working with a company that offers the complete well test package with some of the industry’s most reliable technologies, including our multi-function and single cycle cased hole tools for well testing.
“Our Meters business offers on-demand, cost-effective, non-intrusive flow meters and measurement services for individual well, flowline and overall field production surveillance. These solutions enable customers to realise increased value from their wells and fields through improved production monitoring, optimisation of well performance, increased efficiency and reduced metering costs – all with reduced health, safety and environmental exposure.
“Our EPF solutions provide customers with the ability to bring new developments on stream quickly ahead of permanent facilities being installed and therefore offer significant cost and operational benefits. We have an established track record for the delivery of EPF projects in unrivalled timescales and anticipate growth for this business in the Middle East in 2013.
“Wherever we operate we are able to provide local expertise to solve a particular problem, backed by the international support of Expro’s global offering, to ensure our customers receive the appropriate technological and on the ground solutions to meet their requirements.
“Our recent growth in the Middle East has been entirely in line with our plans to date, and we are extremely excited by the opportunities that 2013 will offer us.”