February 27 - ASCO has been awarded the contract to manage the supply base for BP's upcoming exploration programme in the Great Australian Bight, as well as winning two long-term oilfield services contracts from Statoil (UK) for the Mariner field, located

Commencing in 2016, the Great Australian Bight exploration programme includes four wells within its offshore permits, located approximately 300 km southwest of Ceduna in South Australia.

The 24/7 supply base at Flinders Port in Adelaide will be managed by ASCO in partnership with Flinders Logistics, a subsidiary of Flinders Port Holdings.

The Statoil contracts, which are each five years in duration with two further two-year options, cover supply base and warehousing services, including the allocation of personnel, transport, marine gas, oil and quayside services with options for CCU provision.

Services are due to begin in the first quarter of 2016 and will be delivered by ASCO in Peterhead.