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Zenith Energy secures west African contract

22nd April 2021

Aberdeen based well management and project management firm Zenith Energy has been awarded a multi-year contract by Woodside Energy (Senegal)

The agreement is for the provision of drilling and completion engineering and ad-hoc support services for the Sangomar Field Development offshore Senegal and is set to see Zenith create in excess of 25 jobs over the four-year period.

The development, consisting of the drilling and completion of 23 subsea development wells, is poised to be Senegal’s first offshore oil development, targeting the production of ~231 MMbbl of oil resources (P50 gross). Woodside has contracted Diamond Offshore for two well-based contracts for the drill rigs Ocean BlackRhino and Ocean BlackHawk with the drilling and completions campaign set to begin mid-2021.

The contract will be serviced by Zenith’s experienced teams in the UK and Australia, showcasing the company’s abilities to handle significant contracts globally between multiple locations.

The company, which is based in Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Square with a second office in Australia, provides specialist expertise for the complete well life cycle from the conceptual design phases through to field development planning, well operations, well intervention and well abandonments.    

Zenith Energy’s Managing Director, Martin Booth, said: “This contract is of significant importance to Zenith and builds on the relationship and services we have provided Woodside to date. We are delighted to be supporting an Operator like Woodside in the final preparation and then execution phases of their development  in Senegal. We look forward to being part of the team, providing our experienced deepwater personnel to support the delivery of this campaign.” 

Zenith Energy Australia’s COO, Tom Terris, said: “This contract win really highlights our ability to provide our services internationally, on high-profile projects. We very much look forward to developing our strong relationship with Woodside, working closely with our UK headquarters for this long-term development project.” 

Zenith has focussed on growth in global markets in recent years and has managed onshore and offshore wells in Morocco, Egypt and Australia, however there are currently some North Sea projects in the pipeline in addition to international work

Zenith Energy is Aberdeen’s leading independent well management company, operating and managing projects on and offshore in the UK and internationally. Since the formation of the company in 2012, Zenith has been engaged by over 50 clients and delivered more than 100 projects across three continents

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