Sparrows Group secures first-ever engineering and maintenance contract in Kuwait
With Kuwait’s oil and gas industry now reinvigorated following a slump, 100 rigs will join the operational fleet by 3Q23. These rigs, both new and old, require high-quality servicing, which is a significant volume of work to place on existing OEMs. Sparrows has been recognised as an approved non-OEM maintenance provider, becoming the first non-OEM service company to hold the NOC approvals to operate in the country, and showcase its expertise.
With few western companies operating in Kuwait, Sparrows’ highly-skilled staff are sharing knowledge and supervising the client’s domestic maintenance teams as they carry out their CAT IV inspections. Sparrows has deployed a team including project managers, drilling equipment supervisors and drilling equipment technicians – including top drive, iron roughneck and BOP hoist specialists – with the numbers onsite increasing to support the growing workload.
On each rig, a quick turnaround of maintenance and servicing is required, with the country eager to kickstart its swelling oil and gas industry. Rigs require recertification every five years, which keeps the door open for Sparrows to remain operating in Kuwait for the foreseeable future.