Scomi Energy Services received a USD 28M contract from PTTEP International Limited Myanmar. The 3-year contract is for drilling fluids together with solids control products, equipment and engineering solutions.
The contract covers Phases 1B and 1C of the Zawtika Development drilling campaign and work is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2015. Under the contract terms, PTTEPI will be using SESB’s new line of biodegradable base oil from the PlatDrill series in its drilling fluids systems for this offshore drilling campaign.
“Extensive laboratory tests with various simulations of drilling conditions ranging from normal to extreme HPHT wells have indicated that this Platdrill oil series would enhance drilling performance, and ultimately reduce drilling cost. PTTEPI has also initiated trial runs using this non-hydrocarbon base oil based on its environmental characteristics and performance shown in laboratory tests. This win is testimony to the value the product brings and we are optimistic that PTTEPI will reap its benefits as an early user of such a high performance base oil”, said Wan Ruzlan Iskandar, SESB’s president – Market Units, Oilfield Services.
The green base oil is readily biodegradable with a non-toxic ranking by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Institute of Oceanography, India.