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Airswift develops new model for oilfield service supplier relationships

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Airswift, the global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, today announces the development of a new model that is set to fundamentally change the relationship between oilfield service companies and operators.

The Oilfield Service Integration model has evolved over years of collaboration between Airswift and its clients, resulting in a unique new blending of approaches. A response to operators’ desire to increase performance while decreasing costs, it enables operators to bring traditional service spend in-house, driven by Airswift and its contractors.

For example, an operator may decide to source certain heavy equipment in-house, with Airswift managing the certified equipment operators. Additionally, many operators are establishing in-house design programs, directly utilising Airswift personnel who would traditionally be placed in a design firm. Airswift also provides light tools, equipment and vehicles for the management of lease crews, line locating, pigging crews and I&E/automation personnel.

Sam Cross, Senior Vice President Americas at Airswift, says: “Operators want to have greater input into the work carried out on their behalf – and why shouldn’t they? But traditional ways of working, with multiple suppliers, offer anything but. It’s time to end the era of long and fragmented supply chains and usher in a new approach.

“That’s exactly what we’ve developed. Our new model lets customers work with a single supplier that can set up and run a project exactly as they want and show them the results throughout the complete lifecycle of an asset.”

Airswift’s Oilfield Service Integration model allows full transparency into the “hidden” costs associated with third-party services, dramatically reducing total spend. It also allows operators more control over the work carried out on their behalf, from crew size and hours to process and safety, so customers can feel confident that it will meet their precise specifications.

Cross concludes: “We’re already rolling this out to customers with fantastic results. We’re very excited to deploy our model more widely, across the whole sector, and permanently improve the way oilfield services are delivered.”

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