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Well Operator Services

An approved and trusted well operator in the UKCS

We are one of the first companies to be accredited for this role by the UK Government. It means AGR is able to assume accountability and responsibility for the HSE management of all well operations and activities, ensuring projects are delivered for clients safely, compliantly, on-time and within budget using proven processes and technologies.

A highly experienced, trusted operating partner

For license holders who do not carry the necessary internal resources, AGR provides the Well Delivery Processes and Safety and Environmental Management systems necessary to fulfil the responsibilities required to hold the position of Well Operator.

We offer the disciplines needed for:

  • Reducing the risk of a major accident
  • Accountability and liaison with regulators and stakeholders
  • ISO accredited Well Lifecycle Delivery Processes
  • Operations and incident reporting
  • Emergency response capabilities
  • Well Examination Scheme
  • Procurement and management of subcontracted services

Our experience as a Well Operator extends beyond the construction of the well, into commissioning and operate phases and management of a full portfolio of producing and suspended wells.

AGR has performed this role for a number of UK projects, dating back to 2016, when we were first appointed as the Well Operator for Independent Oil and Gas’ (IOG) ‘Skipper’ exploration well.

Further appointments that have followed include; exploration, appraisal, deep water and development wells, and also well integrity management for suspended and producing wells.

A valuable service for new entrants to UKCS

Many of our clients are new entrants to the UK North Sea, and where this is the case the first step along the road to engaging a Well Operator is to apply to the UK regulator for approval to act as Licence Exploration Operators.

We offer expert assistance in this critical phase, providing input to :

  • Development of environmental policies and management systems
  • Pollution liability arrangements
  • Emergency response arrangements
  • Insurance coverage

As recognised experts with over thirty years experience in successful well management, AGR also supports clients with guidance on relationships with industry authorities, partners and external stakeholders. We regularly manage the preparation of statutory permits, applications, consents, well examination, notifications and formal reporting.

Track record


well projects
spanning 6 continents

5+ mio

ft drilled in
over 25 locations


recorded LTIs