Tendeka secures new sandface completion agreement

December 11, 2014

Tendeka has secured a four-year contract extension with Statoil for the supply of sand-face completion equipment for the Troll field, as well as other fields under Statoil’s operation in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The agreement will see Tendeka install up to 40,000 joints of sand screens fitted with autonomous inflow control devices, as well as zonal isolation packers.

The project extension will commence in January 2015 following a successful first contract period in which Tendeka manufactured and supplied more than 16,000 joints of sand screens with inflow control devices (ICDs) and autonomous inflow control devices (AICDs).

Gary Smart, Tendeka’s chief executive said: “The four year contract extension award by Statoil is tremendous news and is testimony to demonstrable technology value and customer service. This award along with a recent stream of awards across several geographies for our sand and inflow control technology expands our position in the global market and confirms Tendeka as the market leader in autonomous inflow control technology.”

ICDs create a more even production profile along the length of a horizontal wellbore to avoid early water or gas breakthrough due to reservoir heterogeneity, fractures or frictional pressure losses. Tendeka’s FloSure AICDs provide this functionality but additionally have a self-regulating adjustable design to provide greater production choking where gas and water break through occurs. This prevents the well from being flooded with unwanted fluids leading to greater recovery, lower water cuts and less gas production.

Benn Voll, Tendeka’s vice president for completions said: “Tendeka provides ‘best in class’ technology in our sand-face completions to deliver production optimisation and longevity to our clients.  We continue to develop our portfolio to extend the application of our technology, in particular our revolutionary range of AICDs.”

Mr Voll added: “The Troll field is one of the largest in the North Sea and the four-year agreement will enable us to help Statoil improve oil revenues and extend well life within this field.”