Work Boat World Offshore Vessel Charters Roundup – December 3, 2021

Normand Samson (Photo: Solstad Offshore)

This latest string of vessel charter awards covers a broad scope encompassing subsea construction, extraction and storage, and maintenance and inspection works. Activity is picking up mainly in the North Sea and in the Americas.

Solstad secures CSV, PSV contracts

An undisclosed oil service company has charted the Solstad Offshore construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Samson for a period of minimum 350 days with options to extend with additional 150 days.

The vessel will be utilised on a field development project in South America beginning in the second quarter of 2022.

Solstad has also secured a charter with MMT Sweden for the CSV Far Superior. The contract will commence in February 2022 and has a firm period of two years plus an option of one year.

Lastly, the Solstad PSV Far Symphony has been awarded a term contract by Ithaca Energy.

The vessel will be supporting Ithaca’s UK North Sea operations for a period of one year firm, with further options up to one year.

The charter for Far Symphony has already commenced.

Kotug anchor handler tapped for FPSO support in Guyana

SD Power (Photo: Kotug)

Kotug International has deployed the anchor handling tug SD Power to support the activities of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana (EEPGL) at the Liza field offshore Guyana.

The tug will support EEPGL’s two floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs) by providing offshore towage assistance to export tankers, infield support duties and cargo duties.

SD Power is being deployed via local entity Kotug Guyana.

Siem OSCVs awarded contract extensions

Siem Stingray (Photo: Siem Offshore)

GE Renewable Energy has decided to exercise the remaining options for Siem Offshore’s offshore subsea construction vessel (OSCV) Siem Stingray. The extension will see the vessel further utilised into the first quarter of 2022.

Another client has awarded an extension to the existing charter for the OSCV Siem Spearfish. The vessel will continue to perform its current subsea construction duties.

The extension will see Siem Spearfish employed well into the first quarter of 2022, with corresponding new options issued thereafter.

American Offshore Services bags first signed crewboat contracts

American Offshore Services (A-O-S), a joint venture company formed by Sweden’s Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) and SEA.O.G., has secured its first contracts with clients in the United States.

Starting in Q2 2023, A-O-S will provide crewboats and equipment to four different wind farms on the US East Coast during their respective construction phases.

The contracts will commence following delivery of the crewboats, which are still under construction.

Stena Drilling ship selected for ExxonMobil Canada charter

Stena Forth (Photo: Stena Drilling)

Stena Drilling and ExxonMobil Canada have entered into an agreement for the charter of the drillship Stena Forth.

The contract will commence in the second half of 2022. The scope is for one firm well offshore eastern Canada.

SBM Offshore, Petrobras ink long-term FPSO lease

SBM Offshore and Petrobras have entered into agreements for the 22.5-year lease and operation of the FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão.

The FPSO will be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, approximately 160 kilometres from Arraial do Cabo in Rio de Janeiro state.

SBM Offshore is progressing with the design and construction of the FPSO.

Wagenborg to deploy fourth ERRV for southern North Sea inspection duties

Hermit Viking (Photo: Wagenborg)

Wagenborg Offshore has entered into an agreement for the deployment of a walk-to-work, emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) joining three other vessels on inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms in the southern North Sea.

The existing PSV Hermit Viking will be converted for the standby and support role within 20 weeks at Royal Niestern Sander in Delfzijl. Modifications will include an additional accommodation module for 40 people and a motion-compensated gangway.

The converted ERRV will be renamed and deployed to the North Sea in early Q2 2022.

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