BJ Services Co. has been awarded a contract by Eni S.p.A to carry out a range of well services in Italy. BJ’s well services team will provide acid stimulation services on a number of wells to maximize the inflow area of the wellbore in oil and gas formations throughout Italy, both onshore and offshore.

BJ Services staff based at the company’s facilities in Pescara, Italy, are providing support and chemicals required for the operation. The multi-million dollar contract from Eni features two options to extend the contract for three-month periods, as required by Eni. Following completion of the current contract, plans are in the works for BJ Services to provide additional acid fracturing and diversion services for Eni in northern Italy.

In addition, the two companies are in discussions about the possibility of supplying BJ’s InjectSafe™ capillary services and proppant fracturing services with its LiteProp™ proppant, which is particularly effective in wells with bottomhole temperatures to 107C.