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FourQuest Energy plans to bolster MECR presence

The company’s commitment to provide the highest level of service possible will be further advanced by its new facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, scheduled for completion by the fourth quarter of this year

FOURQUEST Energy, a multi-national oilfield services company offers a variety of services, focusing primarily on mechanical pre-commissioning, commissioning, and scheduled maintenance shutdown events.

Its pre-commissioning operations are typically completed on newly built facilities in the oil and gas industry, while its maintenance services are provided to existing facilities. “Our service platform includes: steam blowing, air blowing, oil flushing, chemical cleaning, fluid pumping, nitrogen services, engineering and procedure writing, pipeline pigging and testing, chemical degassing and decontamination, static load tank testing, hydro-testing, filtration, and fluid heating services. The broad range of services we provide makes us a full-service organisation. Beyond that, most of our pre-commissioning equipment is designed by in-house engineers, allowing us to provide custom solutions for our clients. These are just a few of the qualities that prove FourQuest offers a point of difference in the marketplace,” says a company spokesperson.

At FourQuest, the most important mission in all of its operations and for all its employees is to achieve the highest possible standard of health, safety, and environmental performance. “We optimise the value created for our clients by conducting our operations in a manner that promotes safe work practices and avoids risk to our employees, our clients, and the environment. Our commitment is evidenced by our achievement of ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2011, and we are proud to say that we currently have over 450,000 man-hours of fieldwork without a lost time incident (LTI),” he adds.

The company’s TechResource Group division provides on-site staff to support commissioning and start-up (C&SU) services and major maintenance activities for oil companies. Operations and maintenance coordinators and engineers can be dispatched for turnarounds and unit outages. The TechResource Group provides all levels of support, including project management and engineering, operations and maintenance coordination, procedure writing, C&SU specialists, quality control, and project turnover staff. The engineers, project managers, and operations personnel assigned by the TechResource Group are pre-screened talent, selected based on each client’s specific needs. “We strive to provide all of our clients with personnel who represent the highest industry standard to best suit their unique requirements,” says the spokesperson.

FourQuest has a strong presence in the Middle East and the Caspian region (MECR). Established in 2010, its regional head office and operational facility in Dubai, UAE is the focal point of its Middle East operations. Its commitment to provide the highest level of service possible will be further advanced by its new facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, scheduled for completion Q4-2013. “This facility and its locally based assets will offer increased support to our ongoing operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. Our operations facility in Atyrau, Kazakhstan maintains an extensive equipment fleet ready to support our services in the Caspian region,” he adds.

“In each of the countries in which we operate throughout the MECR, our commitment to employ, train, and retain local staff has allowed us to develop the strong, locally supported solutions our clients expect. Whether we are providing a simple N2 purge or a complex chemical cleaning operation, we have the equipment, assets, engineering capabilities, and locally-based staff to ensure our clients’ expectations is met in a timely and cost effective manner. Our local staff is supported by expatriate engineers with a minimum of 15 years of operational experience in the MECR,” he says.

FourQuest’s MECR project team draws on experience from start-up, shutdown, and maintenance projects executed around the world. With this experience, it is able to recommend practical and effective solutions to every challenge it encounters. “We take great pride in our spectacular and unmatched track record. Our successes include large scale pre-commissioning and regular maintenance services projects in the MECR for clients such as Dietsman, Samsung Engineering, Tecnicas Reunidas, Technip, Petrofac, Sinopec, and AGIP KCO,” he adds.

FourQuest’s focus is always the client. A thorough understanding of its customers, their processes, and the problems they face is key to its accurate and thoughtful problem solving. “It is our goal to continue on our path of solid growth while maintaining the highest quality in order to become the leading independent provider of pre-commissioning and maintenance services globally,” he says.

“Throughout our growth as a company, we have taken great care to ensure that our personnel, equipment, and the services we provide maintain the highest level of quality available in the global market. It is crucial to us that our personnel take pride in their work. Our impressive level of professionalism is represented in our safety record, and in our ISO 9001:2008 certification. As we continue to grow, it is our commitment to maintain our quality, and to help our clients achieve unparalleled levels of success in all of their pre-commissioning, commissioning, and scheduled maintenance shutdown events,” he concludes.

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