Media Release: North-east well management firm announces well project management contract

Martin Booth- Zenith Energy

AN Aberdeen-based well engineering and project management company has recently secured a significant contract to provide its first full well management service within 18 months of launching.

Zenith Energy, which was established in 2012, has been awarded the contract with London based Europa Oil and Gas, and will include the provision of well construction and project management services for its UK onshore exploration well at Kiln Lane in PEDL 181, which is expected to be drilled in the second half of 2014.

The specialist well management firm based at Regent Quay, will use its wealth of experience to execute all well planning, regulatory permitting and full project management of the drilling operation. In addition, Zenith Energy will tender for the drilling rig and all associated services.

Managing director of Zenith Energy, Martin Booth, said: “Over the past 18 months, Zenith has developed a strong well engineering team, providing support to 12 different operators in the UK, Norway and West Africa.

“This contract with Europa will offer an opportunity for complete well delivery, providing Zenith with the platform to demonstrate its ability to deliver superior performance using our expert skills and knowledge.”

CEO of Europa Oil and Gas, Hugh Mackay, said: “Following a previous working relationship with Zenith, we know that they have the experience, expertise and capability to complete the work. This exploration project is one of several exciting opportunities that Europa is planning in 2014 and we look forward to working with Zenith on this project.”

Zenith Energy, with over 100 years of professional experience in the industry, currently has 11 employees with a core team of experienced engineers to provide a range of services to the oil and gas industry. The independent firm has carried out a variety of work with a number of operators in the UK, Ireland, Norway, France and West Africa.

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