• Track Record

    Track Record

    Norwell has project managed over 200 wells in-house since 1989

Our wells have included record breaking ultra-deepwater projects in Asia, extreme remote wildcat land wells in East Africa and ‘world first’ completions in the UK North Sea.

Over 200 wells

A Global Reach

Six continents, 100+ clients, 200+ wells project managed worldwide

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Kenya
2013
2900m TD

One of the first exploration wells ever drilled in Keyna, the Bahasi-1 wildcat set the time and cost benchmark for the region breaking the previous record by 50%.

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Congo
2016
32.1 days on well

Our 85th deepwater well, the Baobab-1 deepwater project was managed on a very tight time schedule from ordering long lead equipment to the rig off location in 165 days. The well was drilled in 32 days and under budget at $22mm.

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Ivory Coast
2000
13 wells

A total of 13 exploration and development wells were drilled by Norwell offshore Ivory Coast including the successful Espoir field development. The field centres around two wellhead towers and an FPSO, the Espoir Ivorien.

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Tunisia
2007
1708m TD

The Oudna well involved the successful installation and operation of the world's first subsea jet pump. The project called for the design and manfuacture of considerable bespoke equipment allowing our client to produce the well significantly above its expected rate resulting in major cost benefits.

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Russia
2006 - 2008
200+ well re-entries

A complex project for a major oil company, over 200 well re-entries were supervised by Norwell drastically improving time, cost and HSQE performance. The wells were drilled in remote and extreme conditions throughout Western Siberia.

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India
2013
3174m water depth

The world's deepest water depth well at the time and part of a multi-year campaign in the Indian Ocean. This well is one of 30 ultra-deepwater wells drilled by Norwell since 1997.

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UK
2009
4614m TD

Norwell drilled the challenging HPHT appraisal well for the Culzean field. The field continues to be developed and will comprise of three bridge linked platforms when it comes online in 2019.

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UK & North Sea
1990 - present
31 wells

Norwell have drilled a range of wells in the UK region since 1990 including multiple land, offshore exploration, appraisal and development wells. Work has included air drilling, salt diapir development, horizontal, HPHT and extended well testing.

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Europe
1990 - present
14 wells

Norwell have drilled wells across Europe since 1990 including an extensive exploration programme in Romania from 2006 - 2012. Other locations drilled include Ireland, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

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North Africa
2002 - present
9 wells

Norwell have drilled onshore and offshore wells in North Africa between Tunisia and Morocco. This work included the installation and operation of the world's first subsea jet pump completion offshore Tunisia and remote location land wells onshore Morocco.

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East Africa
2012 - present
8 wells

Since 2012 Norwell have been the most prolific project management firm in East Africa. Work in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania has focused on remote onshore exploration work including the benchmark wells for cost, time and HSQE performance in the region.

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West Africa
1997 - present
39 wells

Since 1997 Norwell have drilled significantly throughtout West Africa. Projects have included onshore, offshore exploration, appraisal, development, abandonment and deepwater work throughout the region including in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Angola, Niger, Congo and DRC.

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Asia
1991 - present
13 wells

Norwell have drilled across the Asian continent including in China, Brunei, South Korea and the Philippines. These projects have included HPHT, remote island, turnkey and highly deviated wells.

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The Americas
1991 - present
6 wells

Norwell have drilled a range of wells between North, South and Central America since 1991. Projects include deepwater and land wells in the US, Peru and Cuba.

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Middle East
1993 - present
5 wells

Norwell have drilled a number of wells in the Middle East betwen Israel and the UAE including onshore and offshore HPHT wells.

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Indian Ocean
2003 - present
78 wells

Norwell have drilled more wells than any other firm in the Indian Ocean. Over a 12 year period Norwell drilled 78 deepwater, ultra deepwater and HPHT wells for ONGC including the two worlds deepest water depth wells and over 30 in ultra-deepwater. 

Kenya

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Congo

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Ivory Coast

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Tunisia

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Russia

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India

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UK

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Europe

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North Africa

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East Africa

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West Africa

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Asia

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Middle East

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Our Track Record

From 1989 to 2016

Norwell founded

Norwell was founded in 1989 as a Well Engineering & Project Management consultancy. It has since grown to be one of the most successful and longstanding firms in the sector. Early projects included land wells in the UK, Portugal, Israel and the US before quickly expanding to offshore work in China, the North Sea and the Middle East.

Project summary

Project Summary 1989 - 1995
Year Number of wells Locations Types
1990 2 UK, Portugal Land, Air Drilling
1991 4 Philippines, UK, USA Offshore, Directional
1992 3 Holland, UK, Ireland Offshore
1993 5 China, Israel, South Korea, UK Multiple DSTs, Complex Directional, Horizontal
1994 5 Philippines, UK, Israel Highly Deviated, HPHT, Extended Well Test
1995 6 Philippines, UK, Israel Land, Offshore, Horizontal Appraisal

First African well/first deepwater project

1997 saw Norwell's first first deepwater project, offshore Angola utilising the Sedco Omega. This well marked our first project in Africa, starting years of activity on the continent that continues today.

Project summary

Project Summary 1996 - 2005
Year Number of wells Locations Types
1996 3 UK Land, Offshore, Deviated Appraisal, Extended Well Test
1997 5 UK, Spain, Angola Land, Offshore, Horizontal, HPHT, Deepwater
1998 8 UK, Angola, UAE Offshore Exploration
1999 6 UK, Peru, Brunei Offshore Exploration, Horizontal Development, Salt Diapir Appraisal
2000 4 Peru, Brunei, Ivory Coast Offshore Exploration, HPHT
2001 8 UK, Ivory Coast, Brunei Offshore Exploration, Multi Lateral, Development, Salt Diapir Appraisal, HPHT
2002 10 UK, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tunisia Offshore Exploration, Development Wells
2003 11 UK, Cuba, India, Ivory Coast, Angola, Tunisia Land, Offshore Exploration, Deepwater, Salt Diapir Development
2004 11 India, Angola Deepwater Exploration, Field Abandonment
2005 5 India India Deepwater Exploration

25th land well

20 years after our first land project (in Portugal) in 2012 we drilled our 25th onshore well in Morocco to 3274m, our 38th well in Africa.

50th deepwater well

Norwell drilled 18 wells in 2012, including the completion of our 50th deepwater well 15 years after our first deepwater project offshore Angola. The 50th well was drilled in 2469m of water off the east coast of India.

50th project in Africa

We drilled our 50th well in Africa during 2014 with two remote exploration wells onshore Kenya and a offshore appraisal well in Congo. After our first well on the continent in 1997, by 2014 we had managed projects in 9 different African countries.

Project summary/80th deepwater well

2015 was a year in which Norwell drilled its 80th deepwater well (and 30th ultra-deepwater well). We also drilled our 34th land project which was our 51st well in Africa and our 4th well in Kenya.

Project Summary 2006 - 2015
Year Number of wells Locations Types
2006 9 India, Romania, Russia, Tunisia Land, Offshore Exploration, Deepwater
2007 7 India, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, USA, Tunisia Land, Offshore Exploration, Deepwater, Subsea Development
2008 6 Romania, Morocco, UK, Ukraine, Russia Land Land, Offshore Exploration, HPHT, Horizontal ERD
2009 6 UK, India, Congo, Morocco Land, Offshore Exploration, HPHT Appraisal, Deepwater
2010 9 India, DRC Land, Deepwater Exploration, Deepwater Appraisal
2011 12 India, Congo Offshore Exploration, Deepwater
2012 18 Uganda, India, Romania Offshore Exploration, Remote Land, Deepwater Appraisal, Deepwater Exploration
2013 13 Kenya, Congo, India Remote Land, Offshore Exploration, Deepwater Exploration, Deepwater Appraisal
2014 8 Kenya, Congo, India Remote Land, Offshore Appraisal, Deepwater Exploration, HPHT Exploration
2015 12 Kenya, Congo, India Remote Exploration, Deepwater Exploration, Deepwater Appraisal

Active projects

2016 and 2017 have seen Norwell continue to focus on East Africa with three active projects in the region. Work in West Africa also continues following a successful deepwater well offshore Congo in Q1. Well Examination, Verification and Training work continues to grow with new clients in the North Sea and Middle East.