Weatherford

Weatherford

Weatherford had been awarded two contracts to drill oil wells for Gulf Keystone Petroleum and Korean National Oil Company in Kurdistan but had no infrastructure in country.  The territories in which they were to drill were mountainous, with little road infrastructure, and only basic local services and support.  Alfagates had recently formed a joint venture with Pentagon Freight Services which enabled it to arrange the importation of all goods, organise convoys of some 200 articulated and specialist handling vehicles per oil rig (initially 3 rigs) having first obtained approval from the authorities for oversized vehicles, the support of local communities for interim logistics, labour, and communications.  Alfagates surveyed the public roads, managed street repairs, and coordinated road widening and telegraph wire raising.  Alfagates also surveyed and was architect for new mountain and flood plain access road construction.  Concurrently, Alfagates’ public and community relations programmes resulted in successful project completion.