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Conductor Installation Services (CIS) has been awarded the largest contract in its history by Weatherford Nigeria

The USD multi-million dollar contract requires CIS to provide a range of conductor installation services in Nigeria on behalf of two major operators in the region.

Services will be carried out in conjunction with construction of a jetty, onshore and offshore platforms, and offshore stand-alone conductors. In addition to installing conductors, CIS will provide conductor make-up and cold-cutting services, and a variety of installation tooling equipment, including connection drive chasers and a range of directional drive shoes.

To carry out the conductor-driving operations, CIS will use two 150 kJ and two 90 kJ hydraulic hammers that are based permanently in Nigeria to support operations in the region. While the powerful 150 kJ hammer is designed to drive the larger conductors that measure up to 42 inches, the 90 kJ hammer is typically used to install smaller 20-inch to 36-inch conductors. CIS anticipates that it will be drive approximately 48 slots throughout the program, which is scheduled for completion in 2013.

Driving slots for construction of offshore barge

Already, CIS has commenced work on the first phase of the conductor installation program, which involves driving slots for construction of an offshore barge. This project requires CIS to install 36-inch conductors utilizing its 90 kJ hydraulic hammer spread. The contract is being supported by CIS from Port Harcourt, Nigeria and from its global headquarters in Great Yarmouth, England.