With a few years past after advent of delivering production services and experiencing remarkable changes in capabilities and challenges in volume, extend and context, there are some requirements to maintain the records achieved, to keep the pace of development and to enhance the trends. There should be specific formulations and companies ranked in a predefined structure in order to have a definite frame for evaluating the service providers and facilitate the route for organizing and implementation of performance- based contracts.
Not a very long time has lapsed since Iranian private companies first began delivering production services to the upstream industry; however, a dynamic growth in service quality and structure has been experienced. The situation has changed considerably. The capabilities and shortages have changed in volume, extend and context. A different balance has formed compared with 5 years age when the market suffered a vacuum in sufficiency of available equipment, facilities and human resources to run the operations. The offshore sector is almost saturated by service providers at an acceptable level of quality. Onshore has moved at a slower pace however .Generally speaking, the production services in the private sector have been promoted to very admirable and expectant levels, meanwhile they’ve been confronting challenges technical-wise as well as in terms of market clarity.
In order to have a definite reference frame for evaluating the service providers, services quality indices have to be revised into specific formulations and companies ranked in a predefined structure based on their actual records so that they can orient their efforts upon definite criteria and they can anticipate proportional consequences. This will also facilitate the route for organizing and implementation of performance- based contracts.
Production well services, on the other hand, suffer an unclear market. E&P operators might organize a clearer assessment of their minimum service requirements and their demand frequency especially in mature fields. Service providers need a clear market perspective in order to invest in the above on a mid and long-term basis.