Major oil and gas players will emerge from the global downturn leaner and greener sparking a new boom for firms in the supporting industries, a respected industry CEO believes.
Rune Fantoft said the number one priority coming across from operators was a desire to find and secure new efficiencies.
Far from generating further crises, he believes restructuring will create new opportunity for the industry to strengthen for the future.
Extending the life of fields, working equipment and technology longer and smarter and delivering on environmental improvements, have all risen closer to top of the industry’s business agendas.
He said that was already delivering interest for firms like his, Fjords Processing, from companies seeking to tap into their well of expertise in helping maximise returns.
“I see great opportunities for companies like Fjords Processing who are well positioned during the downturn”, he said.
Fjords specialises in wellstream processing technology, separation and treatment of oil and gas.
“It is an attractive proposition to field operators at a time when they are particularly dealing with the pressures of curtailed capital spending and profits,” said Fantoft.
Fjords has just signed a raft of three new brownfield contracts in recent weeks i
ncluding in central North Sea, Qatar, Australia worth over $35 million.
That comes on top of previous announcements in July of a triple contract win for the Johan Sverdrup development, also in the North Sea.
It will be the ability of the service industry to respond rapidly and tailor solutions that will deliver returns so quickly that he says is seeing a huge lift in what is becoming an increasingly important brownfield sector.
Fantoft said: “Operators want to produce more oil even though they don’t want to invest that much into production. Our competitors do not have our range of solution capabilities and consequently we will become a more dominant force in that part of the industry.
The on-going contract in the North Sea, in which Fjords has designed and supplied produced water treatment and sulphate removal unit (SRU) packages in a single module for a major operator, demonstrates its ability to package multiple technologies to save on footprint, weight and cost, said Fantoft.
“In other words, we don’t just tell the client what they need to do, we do it and that’s something the customers appreciate in today’s economic climate.”
His comments come after the latest annual economic impact report from trade body Oil and Gas UK confirmed the trend of companies looking at ways of improving performance and efficiency.https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/88592/oil-services-boss-predicts-new-opportunities-for-oil-and-gas-sector/