The Viking Venture portfolio companiy Ziebel AS, a Stavanger-based provider of specialist well intervention services for the oil and gas industry, announced that it has reached an agreement with ConocoPhillips to provide distributed fiber optic (DFO) intervention services in the continental United States. Ziebel will offer its DFO intervention services beginning in the first quarter of 2015 from its base in Houston, Texas.

Ziebel will employ a purpose-built, trailer-mounted Z-System®, which uses fiber optic composite rod technology to access and visualize wellbores in real-time. During the campaign, Ziebel will work closely with ConocoPhillips on a series of wells, focusing primarily on horizontal wells in its unconventional plays.

Gearing up in USA

Ziebel offers its intervention services to operators in the oil and gas industry. To ensure that all well data acquired on behalf of its customers is analyzed and communicated to customers as soon as possible, Ziebel is also establishing a dedicated Data Processing Center in Houston.

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For more information, contact:
Neil Gardner, Global Sales & Business Development Manager, Ziebel, Stavanger, Norway
Tel: +47 51 20 19 50; Mob: +47 91 00 25 73; Email:

About Ziebel

Founded in Stavanger, Norway in 2006, Ziebel provides specialist well intervention services to the global oil and gas industry. Ziebel is dedicated to enhancing production effectively and economically through its pioneering well intervention technologies, including the Z-System™. This proprietary fiber optic composite rod technology makes it possible to access and visualize the entire well bore in real-time.

Ziebel supports its customers from its global headquarters in Stavanger, and bases in Houston, Texas, Aberdeen, UK and Oman. Ziebel is a Viking Venture II portfolio company. Visit »