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OWM Group secures framework agreement with Well-Safe Solutions

26 July 2022

Water management and risk prevention specialists, OWM Group (OWM), has been awarded a two-year framework agreement to provide potable water management products and services to decommissioning specialists Well-Safe Solutions.

The agreement which kicked off in May of this year will cover all three of Well-Safe Solutions assets, the Well-Safe Guardian, Well-Safe Protector and the latest addition to its fleet the Well-Safe Defender and will deliver products and services for the provision of safe drinking water on the assets.

OWM which is in its 15th year of operation is committed to delivering industry-leading best practice, training and guidance to ensure water management compliance is adhered to both on and offshore. Last year OWM were appointed as the first Certified Service Partner covering the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) of established maritime water solution provider, Hatenboer-Water, which in turn inherits Hatenboer’s ‘Plastic Free @Sea’ initiative, helping towards creating a change in the industry and setting out cohesive ESG targets. 

This latest framework will have OWM cover the full cycle of water management from initial on-board audit through to installation. The agreement also involves the OWM’s latest Technical Supply service of the business involving procure, installation and commission of spares.

Neill Crone, General Manager at OWM Group, said: “We have been working with Well-Safe solutions since 2019 and this latest framework agreement is testament to the confidence that Well-Safe  Solutions continues to place in the team here at OWM to deliver excellence. Well-Safe are genuinely committed to improving standards and we’re delighted to see the growth and success they are securing.

“We have a dedicated team working to provide positive, valuable and trusted relationships for our customers, to ensure they are protected and compliant when it comes to mitigating all risks associated with water management. This is a main driver behind all that we do at OWM and will remain at the core of what we do.”

Neil Ferguson, Operations Director at Well-Safe Solutions, said: “The support of OWM has played a considerable role in ensuring we continue to deliver operational excellence across our assets. Their commitment to market-leading technologies, as well as their team of knowledgeable technicians, has made OWM the right choice for this agreement. ”

Neill Crone, General Manager at OWM Group


OWM (Offshore Water Management Ltd) is a specialist technical consultancy, that have been delivering for over 10 years a complete range of solutions, products and services for the provision of safe drinking water to the offshore and marine industry globally. OWM’s commitment to the industry is that all those who work with us will have their standards raised to ensure that all offshore and maritime personnel are drinking safe and high-quality water and to ensure low risk, efficient, effective and optimised drinking water systems. Our holistic approach means OWM are uniquely placed to support and manage all aspects of water systems throughout the chain of custody; supply, storage, treatment and end use regardless of complexity and location.


Founded in 2017, Well-Safe Solutions provides the complete well decommissioning plug and abandonment (P&A) capability for the global energy industry.

With over 200 employees on and offshore, Well-Safe Solutions operates from international headquarters in Aberdeen, UK. Its decommissioning specialists support clients from front-end engineering and design, to project execution and the retention and reintroduction of lessons learned.

Well-Safe’s ground-breaking ‘P&A Club’ approach to decommissioning pairs a wealth of oil and gas experience and knowhow with significant investment in bespoke, fit-for-purpose marine and land-based assets.

Well-Safe Solutions is the first-of-its-kind Tier 1 company with dedicated P&A-prepared rigs. The Well-Safe Guardian semi-submersible rig is one of two assets owned and operated by the organisation, featuring a smart well intervention system and dive spread capabilities. The other, the Well-Safe Protector, is a heavy-duty jack-up rig which has compelling advantages for supporting platform well decommissioning, including tactical advantages in preparation for platform removal.

With 1,782 wells requiring to be decommissioned in the North Sea over the next decade, Well-Safe Solutions enables operators to meet the needs and regulatory imperatives around effective and efficient P&A operations.

Issued on behalf of OWM Group by think. For further information, contact Leigh-Ann Rogie at [email protected] / Becky Orlinski at [email protected]

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