News - 01.01.1970

PSW Group Capping Stack Exercise for new operator – Wellesley Petroleum

PSW Group has taken a strategic step to provide operators with a capping stack as part of Norwegian Oil & Gas emergency response plans.
PSW Group’s capping stack was mobilized and deployed in Fensfjorden on the 22nd of August, successfully demonstrating the company’s ability to immediately respond to a well control incident.

PSW Group’s capping stack was mobilized and deployed in Fensfjorden on the 22nd of August, successfully demonstrating the company’s ability to immediately respond to a well control incident.

In preparation for their first operated well, Wellesley Petroleum tested the mobilization and deployment procedures of PSW Group’s stack to ensure their well could be capped within a 72 hour target. The exercise not only tested the capping stack and deployment team, but the associated support systems in Wellesley and Well Expertise incident teams.

“The capping stack deployment exercise with our Well Incident Team has increased our knowledge and confidence to react in a well control situation. We are very pleased with the collaborative efforts from all concerned” says Callum Smyth, Country Manager i Wellesley Petroleum.

The capping stack is stored at the PSW Group facilties at Mongstad and has a 24/7 duty team available.

“Our capping stack can be ready at Mongstad quayside within 24 hours of notification. We have the facilities, tools and personnel to maintain, test and mobilise the stack, as well as deploy and install on the relevant well” says Oddbjørn Haukøy, CEO of PSW Group.

 

Contact:

Oddbjørn Haukøy, CEO of PSW Group

Telephone: + 47 91 17 19 14

Callum Smyth, Country Manager of Wellesley Petroleum

Telephone: + 47 95 27 15 68

Michael Simpson, CEO of Well Expertise

Telephone: + 47 48 09 98 41

 

PSW Group is a company which delivers multidiscipline services to the oil and energy sector, both onshore and offshore, with a strong customer base within subsea and drilling. The company is organised in the following entities: PSW Technology, PSW Solutions, PSW Integrity and PSW Power & Automation. The company is headquartered at the Subsea & Drilling base at Mongstad, and has additional offices at Ågotnes, Bergen, Liverpool and Aberdeen. For more information, please see www.psw.no

 

Wellesley Petroleum is a newly established Norwegian oil and gas operator with an extensive licence portfolio and an active exploration program. The Company has built a team of highly experienced industry professionals and completed their first operated well less than a month after the capping stack deployment exercise. For more information, please see www.wellesley.no

Well Expertise is a well management company with main office in Stavanger providing well planning and operational support aswell as a well incident team and support resources. For more information, please see www.wellexpertise.com