Work Boat World Offshore Vessel Charters Roundup – July 28, 2021
European-operated OSVs are securing new charters in support of drilling and subsea installation activities close to home and in West Africa, and even as far away as Australia and the Americas.
Solstad secures three vessel contracts
Solstad Offshore has been awarded a contract to deploy the construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Energy for work with an undisclosed client.
The vessel will support subsea operations in West Africa. The contract will commence Q3 2021 and have a firm duration of 13 months.
Solstad has also secured a contract with Havfram (formerly Ocean Installer) for the CSV Normand Vision.
The contract will commence in direct continuation of present agreement in place between the parties. The firm period of the contracts covers the majority of 2022 with options for further extensions.
Lastly, the Solstad platform supply vessel (PSV) Sea Falcon has been awarded an 18-month term contract plus a one-year option to support the North Sea assets of an undisclosed UK operator. Commencement of this charter will be in Q3 2021.
Sea Falcon will join sister vessel Sea Forth in working for the same client.
Simon Møkster PSV to support Aker BP drilling ops
Simon Møkster Shipping has confirmed that Aker BP has called-off a PSV under the two companies’ current strategic partnership agreement for a drilling campaign commencing August 2021. The duration of the campaign is estimated to be about 100 days.
Møkster intends to use the PSV Stril Mar for the project.
Siem tapped for cable-lay work on Norwegian continental shelf
Siem Offshore’s CSV Siem Day has been selected to undertake cable-laying activities on the Norwegian continental shelf on behalf of an undisclosed client.
The work will commence in 2022 and will last approximately 150 days.
Floatel International vessel to deploy to Ichthys field offshore Australia
Floatel International has been awarded a contract in Australia by Inpex Operations Australia for Floatel Triumph to provide accommodation and related services at the Ichthys field.
The charter will commence in mid-2022 and will last for up to approximately two months.
Aquadrill rig awarded Equinor Gulf of Mexico charter
UK-based Aquadrill (formerly Seadrill Partners) has secured a one-well contract with Equinor for the drillship West Vela in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The total value for the firm portion of the contract will be approximately US$55 million. The contract will commence in October 2021 and will run until April 2022.
SeaBird Exploration vessel secures work in Western Hemisphere
SeaBird Exploration is pleased to announce a letter of intent (LOI) for a source vessel contract with an unnamed Western Hemisphere operator.
The client has specifically requested the seismic vessel Fulmar Explorer for the work programme, which will start in Q4 2021 and last about four months.