Image courtesy of EV.

Image courtesy of EV.

DOWNHOLE video technology specialists EV have continued its growth strategy with the opening of a new base in Australia.

The company, which specialises in downhole video applications for the oil and gas industry, has witnessed a rapid international expansion over recent years.

EV’s new Australian base, located in Perth, has been established to aid local operations as well as provide a regional presence for projects in the area.

The facility will boast a custom-built storage area for EV equipment, an electronics maintenance area, lithium battery storage area, a system integration testing area and designated meeting areas.

“We have experienced an exceptionally high demand for our downhole video technology in Australia and surrounding areas in recent months following successful contracts with global operators in Australia, Papa New Guinea and New Zealand,” EV Australasia manger Bradley Parker said.

“Through our on-the-ground presence in the region, we will continue to deliver a high quality service as part of our regional projects including optimisation techniques, well integrity and scale build-up, pre-inspections for well abandonment and fishing routine programs.

“The investment into the new facility allows us to present EV clients with real-time, cost effective, quality images, using up-to-date problem identification methods with short lead times, resulting in an effective end result for the operator.”

The Australian office currently has three employees, adding to its team of 90 employees who are based in the company’s headquarters in Norwich and Aberdeen.

EV chief executive Francis Neill said the company was continually looking at new global bases to increase its international presence.

“We are focussing on continued aggressive growth to provide local services on a global basis,” he said.

“The launch of the Australian office is set to increase our presence in the region, allowing us to meet the needs of our clients by offering the latest in downhole video technology, including our new HD line of cameras, as well as provide on the ground support and improved communication.”

EV recently started operations in India and Indonesia, using locally based engineers and equipment while simultaneously introducing new technologies.