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March 5, 2020

Press release

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has received a Letter of Intent for a substantial multi-million-pound scope to supply sand-face completion equipment to Aker BP’s Norwegian assets.

Over the next three years, the existing frame agreement will see Tendeka deliver its sand screens and FloSure Autonomous Inflow Control Devices (AICDs) to Aker BP’s fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Measured in production, Aker BP is one of the largest independent oil companies in Europe and is the operator of the Valhall, Ula, Ivar Aasen, Alvheim and Skarv field hubs.

Karianne Amundsen, Tendeka’s Scandinavia Area Manager said: “Our fully interchangeable, field-adjustable, sand and inflow control solution is engineered for a wide range of applications and fits the different requirements Aker BP have across their assets. Aker BP has been a great partner to collaborate with in the past and we look forward to working closely with the team over the coming years to enhance production across these key Norwegian fields.”

Brad Baker, CEO at Tendeka, added: “We are proud to have been selected to carry out this work with Aker BP.  Our fanatic focus on reservoir recovery and unique production enhancement technology coupled with our dedication to constantly improve, invest and innovate on these technologies are allowing our customers to see real benefits on their assets.  This specific technology is  recognised for delivering marked production enhancement around the globe on key iconic fields and several recent significant industry awards reinforces our reputation as the world leader in inflow control technology and sand management. We appreciate our strong working relationship with Aker BP and look forward to over delivering on their needs.”

Last year, Tendeka secured the sand and inflow control contract for Equinor’s Troll field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The four-year exclusive contract will see the company deliver and install up to 100,000 metres annually of sand screens and FloSure AICDs for sand-face completion.

Tendeka’s completion products can be seamlessly combined to provide customers with  solutions tailored to specific requirements, for both conventional and unconventional wells. The company’s focus on ensuring an evenly distributed flow profile and enhanced oil recovery has resulted in the creation of a specialised range of inflow control solutions.

Tendeka has installed more than 7,000 passive ICDs and more than 42,000 AICDs around the world. The field adjustable FloSure AICDs preferentially chokes unwanted produced fluids whilst promoting production of oil from the entire length of the well, leading to greater recovery, lower water cuts and less gas production.

 

Picture:  Ivar Aasen field.  Credit:  Aker BP

Ivar Aasen oil rig

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February 7, 2020

Tendeka’s BDM for Sub-Saharan Africa Phil Stone welcomed a delegation from the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) to our Aberdeen HQ this week.

The PAU delegation, led by Executive Director Ernest Rubondo, was in Aberdeen to meet with the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and learn from their best practice to safeguard production and ultimate recovery. The Ugandan authority also arranged the Tendeka visit as part of engaging with technology and service providers.

Phil was delighted to host the group, saying: “It’s really pleasing to be given the opportunity to meet and share ideas with such esteemed visitors. We are delighted that the expertise and services Tendeka offers are being considered at such an early stage in the development of Uganda’s oil and gas industry.”

 

Pictured From left to right: Moses Ekunu, Gloria Sebikari, PAU Executive Director Ernest Rubondo, Phil Stone, Denis Ariko, Angela Nalweyiso Semakula, Dr Joseph Kobusheshe, Felix Bob Ocitti

Petroleum Authority of Uganda delegation outside Tendeka Vanguard House

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December 2, 2019

Two years on from our superb Laser Show, Tendeka held another technology showcase, this time with flames, Northern Lights effects and a surprise festive touch!

Clients and industry peers joined us for our event on 28th November 2019, where technologies on display included the first reveal of our thru-tubing sand control remedial system Filtrex*, as well as PulseEight, Cascade3, FloSure AICD, FloFuse and FloQuest.  However, it wasn’t all work chat and technology, as the informal format meant it was a great place to catch up with peers, whilst  enjoying the cocktails and food delights!

This year also saw Tendeka turn 10 years old.  The technology showcase was a fitting way to mark the end of the year, and acknowledging how far the company has come in that time, with a particular focus of the last 2 years.  CTO Annabel Green and VP For Europe, Africa, Russia & CIS Gillian King both gave short speeches, with highlights including:

  • Tendeka’s global journey to where we are today
  • Client relationships and collaborations that have led to new technology being run in the North Sea
  • R&D investment and the partnerships to delivering new solutions for our clients
  • Tendeka team has grown over 30% in the last two years, with over 20 nationalities
  • Winning the Troll tender once again, therefore continuing to hold the largest sand control contract in the world

Our thanks to those who worked with us, turning our ideas into a reality …. AV One  SolutionsFunktioncreep10 Dollar ShakeHudsons Catering

 

*Read our Filtrex press release by clicking HERE

 

Enjoy the selection of videos and pictures from our event:

Client event

Tendeka Technology Showcase

Discussions surround our latest technology, Filtrex

Discussions surround our latest technology, Filtrex

 

Filtrex launch

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April 26, 2019

by Gillian King, VP Europe, Africa, Russia & CIS

One of the highlights for me during my recent visit to the OMC2019 Conference in Italy was the focus on sustainability and how the oil and gas industry is working with governments to reduce carbon emissions.  There is little doubt that the industry will play an important role in the energy transition and while the use of wind and solar power continues to increase, there will still be a need for hydrocarbons.  But we need to produce these more efficiently.  In fact, the world’s energy needs will increase by 30% over the next 20 years and we will need to find ways of delivering this whilst reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to meet global targets.

Pratima Rangarajan, the CEO of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, gave an inspiring presentation on how their members, who include the largest oil and gas E&P companies, are working together to keep global warming below 2C. They invest in technologies that lower the carbon footprint of the energy and industrial sectors.  Pratima indicated that the amount of wastage in oil and gas today is unacceptable and gave a very easy to understand analogy to describe this:

Imagine you do your weekly shopping and buy three bags of groceries…as you are driving home, you throw two bags out of the window. That would be a complete waste, right?  Well, that’s what we’re doing every day in our industry so there is much to be done to increase our efficiency.

On a recent visit to Total in Copenhagen, I spotted this report in their reception. The title ‘Integrating Climate into our strategy’ shows how much importance Total is placing on this going forward, not only being seen to be environmentally responsible but incorporating it into their strategy.

Occidental’s CEO stated recently that “every oil company should be striving to become carbon neutral…we think we can be carbon negative”. Big statements from the majors!

Another key note that Pratima made was that this requires a culture change, like the one that occurred with Safety 30 years ago.  We all understand the importance of working safely and it is in our culture to stop unsafe acts and work towards zero incidents.  This is what we need to do with climate change; making our industry more sustainable and although this is a massive problem, it is up to every one of us as individuals to do our bit.

I recently decided to calculate my own carbon footprint using an online calculator. And the results were quite shocking.  Overall in my home, in the things I buy and the products that I use, my emissions were relatively low. But I’m undoing any good work by getting on way too many flights.  My carbon footprint is three times the UK average and I am consciously now thinking about this as I plan ahead.

Anything that we can do to reduce leakage of methane during oil & gas production or to reduce CO2 through efficiency will help.

Advice from the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative is to –

“look outside for ideas, look inside for opportunities”.

The members of the climate initiative (Shell, Petrobras, Pemex, Total, Chevron, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, CNPC, Exxon, Occidental and BP) are leading the way in terms of sustainability within the industry but really, it is up to each organisation and every one of us as individuals to take responsibility and take action now.

Gillian King's carbon footprint total

Gillian King’s carbon footprint stats

 

Gillian King's carbon footprint breakdown

Climate report by TOTAL

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April 12, 2019

Press release 

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has more than doubled its work in the UK offshore sector over the past 12 months. 

Thgrowth in the UKCS has led the company to make a substantial capital investment in manufacturing facilities, expanding their use of local supply chain and in-house capabilities following the move to new headquarters in 2017. 

Tendeka supplies a range of technologies to maximise production from reservoirs. The company’s purpose-built Vanguard House headquarters in Westhill includes a state-of-the art research & development elastomer laboratory with testing area. The adjacent workshop hosts facilities for testing pressure, temperature and load testing capacity of downhole equipment, water and gas flow loops, alongside a firmware and electronics R&D laboratory for intelligent technology development.  

Brad Baker, CEO of Tendeka said: “Aan Aberdeen-headquartered company, we are encouraged by the UK sectors support of our technologies. The significant growth anticipated with our technologies meant it made sense to move our manufacturing. This not only creates job opportunities locally but gives us greater control over the process. 

In the last 18 months, we have placed significant focus on the UKCS and it has led to several new relationships with both the traditional operators and some of the new players in the region. They all share the same goals of optimising production and our tools can help them achieve that. 

A recent project saw Tendeka design and model the installation of its AICD (Autonomous Inflow Control Device) technology for a gas cap blowdown in the Central North Sea. The AICDs will be retrofitted into an existing well to choke back unwanted gas prolonging the ultimate life of the well, which will be the first of its kind globally. 

Gillian KingVice President of Europe, Russia, CIS & Africa at Tendeka added: We’ve seen a huge uptick in operators interested in our other technologies, including our intelligent wireless system, PulseEight. In the UK, we’ve had multiple installations which has used the tool as a downhole safety system. 

Operators within the UKCS now seem more open to doing things differently to maximise profits. We see a much more positive and open approach to introducing new technology which has allowed these potentially game-changing technologies to be deployed faster than they typically would have been.  

“With production on the rise in the UKCS and ambitious growth plans in line with Vision 2035we have developed a strong technology pipeline for the year ahead and are optimistic about the continued growth within the North Sea. 

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February 6, 2019

Press release

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has appointed a new Area Manager in Russia as the company aims to grow its presence in the region.

Nizami Musayev joins Tendeka from Interwell, where he was responsible for growing the company’s completion business. He previously spent 19 years working for Schlumberger in various roles starting from field up to management position.  He will be responsible for introducing Tendeka’s existing portfolio and new technology such as Cascade3FloFuse and PulseEight into the Russia and CIS markets.

FloFuse is the most recent injection technology to be launched by Tendeka, which has attracted interest due to its rate limiting control capability. PulseEight is a revolutionary wireless intelligent completion technology for the digital oilfield, and Cascade3 is a new sand control technology that improves recovery and the lifetime of water injection wells.

Mr Musayev said: “Tendeka has an impressive portfolio of technologies that I’m excited to highlight to the Russian and CIS markets.  There are great opportunities for the company to grow, and I very much look forward to driving the business forward.

“I aim to increase awareness of Tendeka among operators and demonstrate its reputation as an industry leader in advanced completions and production optimisation. I want to help Tendeka become a trusted and long-standing contributor to the Russian and CIS markets.”

Gillian King, Tendeka’s Vice President for Europe, Russia, CIS & Africa said: “Nizami has a wealth of experience and great knowledge of this market which will be instrumental to helping us increase our presence in the region. There is clearly a huge market here, and I believe Tendeka has the technology and expertise to become a valued partner to the country’s key operators.”

Mr Musayev holds a BSc and MSc in Drilling Engineering both from the Azerbaijan Petrochemical Institute and has worked in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Angola.

 

  • To contact Nizami directly, please email:  nizami.musayev@tendeka.com
Nizami Musayev, Russia Area Manager

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February 4, 2019

During a recent visit to Nigeria, Phil Stone visited the Port Harcourt premises of Standard Testing and Inspection Services (STIS) and met with their MD, Nsidibe Alexander, and COO, Ime Ikono. This follows the signing of a 3-year agreement with STIS as the sole distributor for Tendeka’s PulseEight in Nigeria.

PulseEight wireless intelligent completion technology provides operators with more options to extend the life of their existing assets, and to develop new fields more effectively. PulseEight provides cable-free control and monitoring for a wide range of applications through the use of a unique pressure pulse telemetry, that allows wireless communication between downhole and the wellhead.

Eliminating control lines makes PulseEight a simple-to-install, cost-effective solution for oil, water and gas control in greenfield, brownfield, extended reach, and multi-lateral applications.
View the PulseEight Applications Overview

Phil said:  “Nsidibe and his team have been instrumental in introducing PulseEight to Nigeria, with our first installation planned for early 2019. This partnership complements the existing relationship we have with Mansfield Energy in the region, and I’m looking forward to working alongside both partners in the coming years.”

Under the guidance of Managing Director, Dapo Oshinusi, Mansfield Energy represents Tendeka in all other areas of the company’s business in Nigeria which includes Sand and Inflow Control, Zonal Isolation and emerging technologies such as Cascade3 and FloFuse.

 

STIS MD and COO with Tendeka's Phil Stone in Nigeria

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April 12, 2018

 Press release

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to deliver autonomous inflow control devices (AICD) screens for an operator in Sub-Sahara Africa. 

Tendeka will supply its specialist FloSure Elite sand screens with its FloSure autonomous inflow control devices (AICDs) and zonal isolation products for two developments in the country. 

The award, which is the company’s first in the country covers multiple oil producers and water source wells. The work will commence later in 2018. 

Modelling of Tendeka’s AICD for the operator’s wells has highlighted significantly increased production in comparison to conventional completion methods brought about via reduction in both water production and the gas-oil ratio. 

Gillian King, Tendeka’s Vice President Europe, Russia, CIS & Africa, said: “Our FloSure AICD technology has been installed in over 130 wells for 15 operators to date with fantastic results. Our clients see up to 46% increased oil with the deployment of our technology. 

“This extensive track record and our reservoir modelling capabilities enabled us to win this work.  We are pleased with this award and look forward to working with more operators as we increase our operations in Africa.” 

Tendeka is the world leader in ICD technology and has installed over 8,000 passive ICDs and 25,000 autonomous ICDs globally. 

 

To find out more about Tendeka, please visit:  www.tendeka.com

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January 29, 2018

Press Release

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has successfully completed field testing of its wireless intelligent completions technology, PulseEight.

With funding support from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, Tendeka installed a PulseEight downhole device and a newly developed PulseEight surface system with OMV Group in Austria last month. During the installation, various operations were undertaken to test the downhole device and prove the surface decoding system.

John Hunter, Tendeka’s Emergent Technology Director, said: “Our initial two-week trial was a complete success and we actually overachieved what we planned to do. We demonstrated accurate two-way wireless communication in a flowing gas well and proved that the data and results could be shared over the cloud to anyone connected.

“The technology will continue to be trialled and tested at the site over the next few months as we explore commercial opportunities. Our team will also be developing the technology for use in other new and emergent products.”

CEO Brad Baker added: “In the oil and gas industry, early stage installations are hard to come by in live wells. We appreciate the continued support from both OMV Group and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre for recognising the potential of this important technology. This trial has allowed us to demonstrate the full capabilities of PulseEight as the sector’s first cloud connected wireless intelligent completion system.

“The impact on the industry of fully wireless data and control is significant and will allow more optimised well planning and ultimately greater recovery.”

Tendeka’s PulseEight system uses unique pressure pulse telemetry to channel wireless communication between a well’s downhole monitoring and control system and the wellhead. The company has now increased the offering to include an autonomous data decoding system which allows the seamless transmission of well data to any location in the world.

Commissioned as either a standalone surface unit with cloud data management or embedded on existing well control systems, PulseEight Surface allows the user to see real-time the data transmitted from the reservoir. The system autonomously measures surface choke changes and confirms that the surface to device pulse sequence is correct.

For more information on PulseEight, visit: www.tendeka.com/pulseeight

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