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    Over the past 31 years Norwell has developed a wealth of experience in managing projects around the world.


With a world leading Engineering staff we have the in-house expertise to manage all aspects of Well Engineering and Operations from concept through to field development.

We are experienced working in all sectors from the UK North Sea to Russia, East & West Africa and the Indian Ocean. This includes extensive work on HPHT, ultra-deepwater, complex ERD, remote land, horizontal and development operations. In 2013 Norwell twice broke the record for the world’s deepest water depth wells. In the same year we set the performance benchmark for a remote exploration well onshore Kenya, improving on the previous record by 50%.

As Norwell offer no third party equipment or services all decisions are based on technical merit and cost efficiency. This independence is reflected in our Well Examination, Well Verification and Expert Witness work around the world.

In 1996 Norwell became the first company worldwide to achieve ISO:9001 accreditation for Well Engineering & Operations. This commitment to training, competency and standards continues to this day with our long running Energy Institute certified graduate programme and ISO:14001 accreditation for Project Management, Well Engineering, Well Examination and Well Verification. In 2018 Norwell also received ISO:45001 accreditation.

With over 400 wells managed in-house since 1989 we are able to design and manage projects with a wealth of experience and lessons learned. Project references are available from all previous clients and many have now been working alongside us for over two decades.

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Well Engineering

Our highly skilled Engineering Department has experience designing onshore and offshore wells in locations around the world. The Norwell team are able to provide detailed insight into working in remote and challenging locations, managing technical risks and providing innovative solutions.

Norwell provide full service well engineering support including design, analysis, optimisation and programming. In addition the technical team at Norwell regularly provide tailored engineering advice, expert oversight and peer review services for both small and major operators.

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Project Management

Through experience gathered on over 400 managed wells across 6 continents, Norwell offers a unique insight into the successful project management of Oil & Gas projects.

Services include conceptual & detailed well planning, third party tendering & procurement, rig selection & inspection, cost engineering & AFEs, contract management, legislative submissions, logistics and civils management, end to end operations supervision and troubleshooting.

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Well Examination & Verification

Norwell has an experienced Well Examination & Verification team who since 1996 have been writing and managing the examination and verification schemes for many major UKCS and international operators. Clients also include international regulatory bodies and national governments.

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Well Control Consultancy

The senior team at Norwell are involved in a range of well control planning & troubleshooting operations. This work includes blow-out contingency planning, kick response, well recovery and cost optimisation. Norwell is the 'first point' call out well control consultant for several of the world’s largest operators.

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Technical Consultancy

Norwell has long been recognised as the leading provider of expert technical advice and independent troubleshooting services to the Oil & Gas sector. We frequently advise governments, legal firms and major operators when dealing with complex technical challenges.

As technical experts the senior team at Norwell are regularly involved in international peer review and expert witness work including experience on some of the most high-profile troubleshooting cases and lawsuits in Oil & Gas history.

In addition Norwell provide a range of training and competency programmes to operators and academic institutes around the world including the Energy Institute certified Norwell Training & Competency Programme. Norwell have also provided tailored training courses in locations from Nigeria to Russia, including a multi-week Russian language Well Engineering course in Moscow during 2007.

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Norwell EDGE

Norwell EDGE is an eLearning platform delivering high-quality technical oil and gas training. The learning belongs to each individual user, staying with them throughout their careers. It is a highly engaging, affordable and secure platform, available 24/7 from any device, anywhere in the world.

EDGE offers both awareness and advanced level upstream training. Our 12 month, 50 module Level 1 awareness course complete with training, assessments and end of course exam is currently live on the platform. Throughout 2018 our advanced Level 2 course will be added, allowing senior staff and consultants to complete advanced training and examination.

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