Fraser Well Management (FWM) and Fraser Integrity Management (FIM) have been awarded a contract to provide well and pipeline operator services by Bridge Petroleum for its Bardolino field. The new contract adds to FWM’s expanding well operator portfolio and is FIM’s debut pipeline operatorship appointment.
Bridge Petroleum has recently increased its interest in the Bardolino field and assumed licence operatorship. The field is situated in UKCS Licence Block 22/13a, approximately 162km east northeast of Aberdeen in a water depth of 90m. The Bardolino subsea production well is tied back by a 2km, six-inch production pipeline, a three-inch gas lift pipeline and umbilicals to the Howe subsea manifold, which is connected to the Nelson production platform.
Fraser, which has offices in both Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, as well as Rotterdam in the Netherlands, is one of the most experienced well management companies in the North Sea. FWM has been providing well operator services to licence holders on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) since 2017 in all phases of well activity from construction, production, and intervention through to late life and decommissioning. Fraser has recently established FIM to expand its portfolio of service offerings to include pipeline operatorship. The Bardolino contract ensures a steady basis of work for the business, driving growth and the creation of new jobs at its office in Aberdeen.
Bridge Petroleum executive director Dr Fazrie Wahid said: “We have worked with Fraser on the Galapagos field as the well operator and are pleased to extend and enhance our relationship with them on the Bardolino Field. We are confident that Fraser will continue to provide us with a similar high-quality service that we have become accustomed to from working with them. The selection of the right well and pipeline operator for the Bardolino field is key to safeguard our reputation with our stakeholders, regulatory bodies and the wider public whilst we continue to grow our business.”
Fraser managing director Nick Ford said: “We are pleased with the addition of the Bardolino well to our growing well operatorship portfolio and are particularly excited about FIM’s debut appointment as pipeline operator. Being able to provide a turnkey solution to our clients for their subsea tieback wells and pipelines strengthens their business.
“We recognise that the role and associated responsibilities of pipeline operatorship share many commonalities with our existing well operator appointments. Our pipeline operatorship services will be an attractive proposition to UKCS licence holders who are expanding their asset base, such as Bridge Petroleum, or who are looking to improve their commerciality by increasing operational efficiency.”