Jee Ltd. said its pigging and plugging division has had 11 new projects awarded by six different clients across Europe, Africa and South East Asia in Q1 of 2017. The new projects, nine of which relate to pigging and two to plugging projects, are being delivered alongside eight contracts continuing from 2016.
Sitting within Jee’s core engineering capabilities, the new 2017 scopes cover the full asset lifecycle from new projects to decommissioning pigging scopes and range from:
- Feasibility and concept studies for “unpiggable” or challenging pipelines and plugging operations
- Technical assurance of complex ILI campaigns including subsea launch/receipt, multi-diameter pipelines and bi-directional inspections
- Technical assurance of plugging operations for topside valve change-outs
- Site execution work overseeing pigging and inspection operations
Paul Otway, Jee’s Head of Pigging, said, “2016 was a good year for Jee’s pigging and plugging discipline, but this year has already started at pace. We are very excited to see where the rest of 2017 will take us, especially given the diversity of projects underway and on the horizon for existing and new clients.”
Reflecting on the turbulence of the industry over the past two years, Otway continued, “This time last year, inspection scopes were being deferred, increasing operational risk and the likelihood of a failure. It is encouraging to see a significant increase in the number of pigging and plugging scopes being considered and undertaken by operators, both in the North Sea and further afield, reflecting a more positive outlook across the industry.”