Rig and Well Services has been awarded a five-year contract to provide eleven well servicing rigs and associated services for Shell's QGC business in the Surat Basin region of Queensland.

Broadspectrum Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nick Miller, said: "This new contract with Shell's QGC business reinforces our ability to deliver technical, innovative solutions to the Resources sector. We look forward to continuing to work with Shell's QGC business to grow our operations in regional Queensland, providing a boost for local economic activity."

The contract will result in a boost for the local economy over five years including a 20 per cent increase in local employment and a nine per cent increase in local procurement. It will also represent an opportunity to increase Indigenous employment by 50 per cent and double the level of Indigenous procurement.

Under the contract, Rig and Well Services will provide its next-generation Advantage Light Rig platform (ALRx), which features several improvements including safer operations, efficiency outcomes, and the capability to increase productivity by 30 per cent in the field.

Broadspectrum's Chief Executive, Resources, Tom Quinn, said: "The ALRx has been designed and built from our Toowoomba hub, and showcases homegrown innovation, which has been developed by our Centre of Excellence for Resources to outperform in the remote and regional locations in which we work across Australia."


Pictired above (L - R)  At the signing of the contract: Hans Mooren, Upstream Asset Operation Manager Shell-QGC; Tom Quinn, Chief Executive Resources, Ventia; Tim Phelan, Executive General Manager, Operations North, Ventia and Rig and Well Services; Bill Langin, General Manager, Upstream Assets, Shell-QGC; Nick Miller, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ventia; and Mike Ward, General Manager, Wells Operations, Shell-QGC.