Ocean Installer signs major contracts off Norway and Mauritania

The Berge Helene FPSO is being decommissioned.
The Berge Helene FPSO is being decommissioned.

Ocean Installer has been awarded two substantial subsea umbilical risers and flowlines (SURF) contracts with Statoil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

CEO Steinar Riise said the contracts comprised work from 2018 through 2020 on the Snorre, Troll, Njord, Åsgard, Bauge, Fenja and Dvalin fields.

The first contract is for subsea lines modification (SLM) work and complex riser change-out operations. It will start set in the second quarter of 2018.

The second contract is for SLM under Statoil’s Marine Wave scheme for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, and includes firm work on Njord Future, Bauge, Fenja and Dvalin projects, with significant options to broaden the scope of the contract.

Meanwhile, Ocean Installer will assist BW Offshore in decommissioning the Berge Helene FPSO on the Chinguetti field, 80 kilometres west of Mauritania, following Petronas implementation of its demobilisation plan.

The project, which includes disconnection, laydown and wet storage of flexible risers, umbilical and mooring lines from the FPSO, will begin as soon as March.

Berge Helene is operated by BW Offshore for Petronas on the Chinguetti field at a water depth of approximately 800 metres. The FPSO has been in operation on the field since 2006.

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