Well operator

Not all energy asset owners have the in-house capability and experience to execute well exploration, appraisal and development activities so they rely on specialist suppliers – you can trust Petrofac to deliver in every one of these areas.

Pioneering well operator delivery model

As your well operator we will take full responsibility for the monitoring and management of wells on your behalf, including direct procurement and management of all sub-contracted services.

This service is available either standalone or under an integrated Service Operator model with combined responsibility for pipelines and installation.

“Handing over control of your UKCS well operations is a significant step for any company and not one taken lightly. Having worked with Petrofac since 2013, we have confidence in their team’s ability to deliver and manage our wells in line with our safety and environmental policies. This is demonstrated by Petrofac’s integrated service approach, supported by robust business systems and processes and a highly skilled, competent workforce.”
Hurricane Energy


Wells currently managed as well operator



Outsourced well operator delivering drilling campaigns in UKCS


Well Operator


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Proven expertise in highly regulated environments

As an operator of wells and assets globally, we understand the complex regulatory responsibilities you face. We use our experience of working with the world’s regulatory bodies to drive the highest safety and environmental standards and assurance.

Our expertise is focused on:

  • Exploring new opportunities for wells
  • Managing drilling scopes
  • Safe operation of wells
  • Increasing production
  • Maintaining integrity
  • Extending the life of wells

Our well engineering services


Well engineering services brochure

Well engineering services brochure


Alex Macdonald

Managing Director, Well Engineering & Decommissioning