Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) has let a multi-well plug and abandonment contract to Archer for work in the UK Continental Shelf.
The Archer Topaz has been contracted to perform a 21 well P&A campaign for TAQA’s Northern North Sea Cormorant Alpha platform. The integrated P&A service delivery will include services provided by Archer’s engineering, rentals, oiltools, and wireline divisions, and will also require Archer to manage and deliver cementing, swarf, and re-injection services from third-party providers.
The rig is estimated to mobilize to Cormorant Alpha in the second half of 2021 following the removal of the existing Cormorant Alpha integral derrick equipment set, and reactivation activities on the platform by Archer’s Engineering division.
Archer chief executive Dag Skindlo said: “We are delighted with the award of this contract which secures the rig work until late 2023.”
But first, Archer’s engineering division will remove the platform’s derrick equipment set.