AGR was awarded the contract to provide Well Project Management services for an exploration well offshore the west coast of Morocco for Genel Energy.
Overcoming project-critical logistical challenges to mobilise an exploration well in Morocco
Knowing how to navigate regional importation processes can hold the key to ensuring that any well exploration is completed on time and within budget.
This proved true on a project at a well offshore the west coast of Morocco, where AGR’s project management skills were vital in complying with customs and importation regulations when supplying personnel, equipment and materials required to carry out the work.
Project success depended on customs expertise and project management nouse
AGR’s Project Management team was awarded a contract to deliver Well Management services for Genel Energy’s Nour Well Sidi Moussa 1. But with its supply base set up in Agadir (Morocco), the project presented several complicating factors.
- A complex customs and importation process
- Limited local infrastructure and services
- Sharing berth and storage facilities with multiple operators
Careful planning and resourceful supplier management
For this project, our client formed part of an operator consortium, which meant that AGR’s Integrated Logistics Solutions team was required to work with the other operators’ suppliers, who were based in Morocco.
The quality, robustness and reliability of logistics processes, which had to ensure the base, storage and quayside facilities were up to standard to support the well, was a key focus of ours.
Therefore, an audit was carried out, to identify the potential problem areas in these arrangements. It helped us make well-informed recommendations and develop a comprehensive plan for our client.
AGR worked remotely with a range of service providers to establish shipping requirements and manageable timeframes, performing personnel, equipment and materials movements daily with the use of helicopters and vessels.
At the demobilisation stage we took responsibility for removing equipment to Aberdeen (UK), Tenerife and Las Palmas (Spain). Our logistics experts also planned and executed the rig move from Morocco to Tenerife.