Oil and gas service company TEMS International has been awarded a clutch of new contracts in the Gulf of Mexico.

The independent drilling performance management specialist, which is headquartered in Aberdeen and has offices in Houston and Kuala Lumpur, has secured deals with three oil and gas operators in the American basin.

Varying in duration from 18 months to three years, the contracts have a combined high six-figure value. There is potential for the contracts to be extended and all are with existing clients, demonstrating the value they place in TEMS International’s services.

In response to other recent contract awards, six new staff have also been hired. This takes the firm’s offshore headcount to 25, with an additional five onshore based employees.

The contracts will see TEMS International deliver its drilling performance management and optimisation, continuous environmental compliance and carbon footprint reduction services onboard drilling installations in the Gulf of Mexico. Working alongside rig personnel, TEMS International engineers will ensure drilling operations meet or surpass local environmental regulations and reduce emissions, while also implementing changes that can improve overall drilling performance.

These improvements can make drilling operations more efficient, reducing drilling fluid costs, drilling waste, and shipping costs, and contributing to a decrease in the drilling asset’s carbon footprint.

Bill Walkingshaw, TEMS International managing director, said: “Securing these new contracts with existing clients shows the importance these operators place on our services and our experienced team. We are pleased to be continuing these relationships in the Gulf of Mexico, where we will work to lower drilling costs, improve environmental performance and reduce the carbon footprint of each asset, while maintaining the highest safety standards.

“Optimising drilling performance can improve efficiencies and will aid the durability of the oil and gas industry. TEMS International is committed to supporting operators around the world to do this and realise the financial and environmental benefits that can be delivered.”