Loddon, Norfolk United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 26, 2011 -- MUSSETT Engineering's expertise in high tolerance machining has won the company new contracts for shut off valves for open well exploration.
The firm, which employs over 100 people at its headquarters in Loddon, Norfolk, is now working for about 20 clients in the oil and gas sector, producing a range of specialist down hole equipment and well head controls.
The company's engineers are currently making components for use in the development of new methods of control and shut-off for completion systems, helping to cement the firm's reputation as a trusted subcontractor for the offshore oil industry.
Their expertise in high-tolerance CNC machining has allowed Mussett's engineers to work on developing new methods of machining higher specification materials such as Inconels, Duplexes and Superduplexes, which are becoming increasingly common in the industry due to the complexity of control and safety factors now in place.
As well as developing new methods of high tolerance machining, the company's offshore work includes producing components for subsea cutting equipment and UAV for use in fields which are being decommissioned.
Other ongoing projects at Mussett Engineering include the manufacture of capping equipment, valve work in association with topside, separators and separator equipment, wireline tooling and Inconel well-head control and testing equipment.
Managing director Gordon Mussett said: 'We have been working in the oil and gas sectors for more than 30 years and we have experience in producing precision equipment to meet the very high safety and techinical standads required across the industry.
'Two large new orders received in the past month mean that we are as busy as we have ever been. Our components are being shipped to about 20 clients all over the world for new oil wells in Russia, Canada, Brazil and Africa.
'Our engineers have been involved in the development of new technology for shut off valves for open wells for about five years, so it's great that our expertise is now helping us to stay ahead in this booming industry.'
As well as developing and producing components for the oil and gas industry, engineers at Mussett Engineering are also currently working on projects in the aerospace, composites, automotive and telecommunications sectors.