Well engineering - unlocking complexity to drive predictability

We’re problem solvers. Whether we’re supporting you to explore and develop resources, maintain and maximise existing wells, or prepare for end of life, we work to simplify complex challenges, drive predictability in cost and schedule, and maximise value.

Our well engineering team takes care of time and resource constraints and finds solutions to overcome technical challenges you can’t accommodate in-house, so that you can focus on your core expertise.

When experience matters, turn to Petrofac.



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Services across the life cycle

Our experienced well engineering teams support:

  • Studies (feasibility, concepts, estimates)
  • Well construction
  • Well intervention
  • Well integrity (operate and maintain)
  • Well decommissioning

Well planning to reduce carbon emissions

We are committed to helping our clients meet the world’s evolving energy needs.

At the planning and design stages of every well engineering project, we investigate solutions to limit emissions. Reducing the raw materials needed for the construction process, limiting the time a rig might be on location through planning and the use of innovative well construction technologies, and interrogating the function of the wells to determine if one well can be drilled instead of two, are just some of the ways that we are improving our practices to drive down carbon intensity and reduce environmental impact.

And it’s not just what we do, but the whole supply chain. Environmental emissions targets form part of our supplier selection criteria and, through collaboration with the supply chain, we ensure alignment with our net zero strategy.

Benchmarking our emissions in line with the wider industry performance also helps our teams take steps to reduce the time intensity of activities, which reduces carbon emissions.

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Well engineering track record of success

With a market-leading, decade-plus track record, our expertise includes the completion of multiple exploration, appraisal, development and decommissioning campaigns with multi-million dollar savings. We’ve done this for a wide range of clients globally, including national oil companies, international operators, new entrants and smaller independents.


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Integrated services

Our clients benefit most when we integrate our well engineering, operations, commissioning and engineering capabilities to deliver significant synergies and innovations.

By combining our in-house expertise to deliver integrated scopes, we reduce project interfaces and can optimise end-to-end service delivery, and control, and often reduce, costs.

Flexible commercial models and global buying power

When it comes to financing your project, we will work together to identify the right commercial model for you – from reimbursable and risk and reward, to lump-sum turnkey project delivery.

Leveraging our flexible commercial models and buying power, generated from our Group-wide annual supply chain spend of around US$2.8 billion, delivers maximum value.

You can trust our capable teams to bring the right energy, every time.


Well engineering services brochure

Well engineering services brochure


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Alex Macdonald

Managing Director, Well Engineering & Decommissioning