After the completion of a multi-asset, Class-approved mooring inspection campaign for Total E&P Angola in the Girassol and Dalia fields, Ashtead Technology has been awarded further work in the Pazflor and CLOV (Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta) fields, located in Block 17, off the coast of Angola.
Integrated subsea technology and services specialist, Ashtead Technology, formed a new partnership with inspection and asset integrity company, Ocean Atlantic Petroleum (OAP), and has already successfully executed its first marine services project in West Africa.
The underwater inspection scope will combine Ashtead Technology’s visual inspection, chain cleaning, measurement and 3D modelling technologies, with OAP’s experienced offshore technical personnel. OAP’s operations base in the country’s capital city of Luanda will be used to store and maintain the equipment.
The Business Development Director of Ashtead Technology, David Mair, said: “OAP’s knowledge of the Angola market and in-country technical expertise makes them the ideal partner to support our growth ambitions in Angola. Winning this campaign for Total E&P Angola straight off the bat underlines the strength of our combined offering to operators in the region.”
“We have a proven track record in Angola for delivering market-leading asset integrity, mechanical solutions, survey and robotics-based services. However, coronavirus-related travel restrictions have added an extra logistical challenge. By teaming up with OAP we have solved the problem and can continue to deliver a high quality, reliable service on schedule and within budget.”
“This aligns with our overarching strategic focus for West Africa, which centres on providing a broader asset integrity service to clients and supporting local content objectives.”
The Managing Director of OAP, Benoit Peyrichout, said: “Our partnership with Ashtead Technology has created the perfect marriage and a very compelling business proposition for clients in Angola. With our local facilities and strong technical expertise forged with Ashtead’s engineering capabilities and fleet of technologies, we are ideally placed to win further awards and expand both businesses in the future.”
ABOUT ASHTEAD TECHNOLOGY
The Company offers a range of subsea tooling and survey sensors for various applications and has developed a range of solutions and products to support the delivery of challenging offshore projects. It has one of the largest equipment fleets in the subsea supply chain coupled with the R&D capabilities to develop bespoke solutions.
ABOUT OCEAN ATLANTIC PETROLEUM
The Company provides innovative, cost-effective and outstanding services. It also provides a variety of technical services to the Angolan energy sector, including subsea inspection and asset integrity.