First Production Well Order with Centrica
Plexus Holdings plc has been awarded a contract with Centrica North Sea Limited ('Centrica') to supply its POS-GRIP "HG" 10,000psi adjustable production wellhead for a gas production well in the UK Southern North Sea.
Plexus has previously supplied Centrica with its best in class wellhead equipment for a number of exploration wells in the North Sea, but this contract represents the first order it has been awarded by Centrica for a production well.
The Centrica purchase order is in line with the Company's strategy to extend the application of its POS-GRIP technology beyond jack-up exploration, where it has been used on over 300 wells. Although Plexus has previously supplied its wellheads for production wells, including on the BP Amethyst gas field in the Southern North Sea in 2006, it has not to date been a main area of focus even, though the size of the market is many times that of jack-up exploration.
Under the terms of the contract, Plexus will supply Centrica with its 18-3/4" 10,000 psi wellhead and manage the interface with an existing production Xmas tree. In addition, the Company's Tersus CS casing support system and associated running tools and services will also be supplied to Centrica, and well integrity will be enhanced as the adjustable nature of POS-GRIP allows downhole casing support to be used without casing adjustment subs to space out to the wellhead. The well will enhance production from the Chiswick platform in the UK Southern North Sea, and is due to spud around April 2018.