Alduco Engineering Services an independently owned company that provides Engineering & Asset Integrity Management Services to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Guinea, supported the Trident Energy drilling campaign in block G offshore in Equatorial Guinea.
Trident Energy contracted the Sapphire Driller rig – owned by Vantage Driller – which commenced drilling operations on June 22. The plan is to drill three infill wells – Elon-A, Elon-C and Elon-D which will serve to offset declining hydrocarbon production at the nearby Ceiba and Okume fields.
In addition to the perforation of the three wells, a tripod structure will be permanently installed in the Elon-C well to support the production equipment and flow lines that lead the flow production fluids to the Okume platform.
Alduco provided welding, Lifting Equipment Inspection & Oil Country Tubular Goods Inspection (OCTG) services, both offshore and onshore to support the drilling activities of the Sapphire Driller Rig, Schlumberger & Trident Energy on this three well drilling campaign.
Located 15km offshore Equatorial Guinea, Block G is also home to the Ceiba and Okume Complex, which comprises six offshore fields in both shallow and deep-water. The block is expected to yield new development opportunities following Trident Energy’s acquisition of 4D seismic in the first quarter of 2020.
Since acquiring its first assets in Equatorial Guinea from HESS Corporation in 2017, Trident Energy, in partnership with Kosmos Energy, has grown its portfolio to include two producing fields and three exploration blocks with six platforms and one floating production and storage offloading unit.