An oil and gas company has secured contracts worth up to £10 million for drilling operations in the North Sea.
Aberdeen-based Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection and certification services firm, secured the deal for nine rigs in the region.
The contract follows a successful 2017 for the company’s North Sea offshore operations, after it landed contracts worth more than £10m.
Paul Shrieve, regional CEO of North Sea offshore operations, said: “Bureau Veritas has always been committed to the North Sea region, viewing it as a viable business area where we intend to continue to grow, expand and support our clients.
“Our faith is echoed in Oil & Gas UK’s recently published 2018 Business Outlook, which suggests at least 12 new developments worth around £5 billion are expected to be sanctioned this year. The North Sea drilling market is enjoying a return to vibrancy which we would all welcome.
“It is important that technology is used to bring practical solutions to challenges faced by the modern energy industry.”