first_imgOil and gas services firm Plexus has been awarded a contract for the provision POS-GRIP high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) adjustable rental exploration wellhead equipment to Rosneft.Plexus said on Thursday that the contract was awarded by Rosneft TNK Vietnam B.V., a subsidiary of the Russian oil and gas company.The company added that the contract award was in a new country and a new territory for Plexus and represented an expansion from the North Sea.Plexus’ CEO, Ben Van Bilderbeek, said: “It is always encouraging to secure a first contract with a new customer, particularly one of the caliber and strategic importance as Rosneft Vietnam, a subsidiary of one of the largest oil and gas majors in the world.“In the past, we have found that once the superior features of our equipment in terms of performance, reliability and safety, along with the significant time and cost savings it offers are experienced first-hand out in the field, new customers become long-standing ones as further contracts are awarded.  We are therefore hopeful that this will be the case with Rosneft Vietnam and that, thanks to Rosneft’s important standing in Russia and the CIS, this inaugural contract bodes well for us and our Russian licensing partner Gusar in terms of raising the profile of our technology in that region.“Russia and the CIS is just one of a number of territories we are targeting as we look to expand outside of our traditional heartland in the North Sea. We see the Middle East, India, Gulf of Mexico, and Asia as strategically important regions for Plexus and it is therefore pleasing to have won this contract in Vietnam, which extends our footprint in Asia.”last_img

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