Work Boat World Offshore Vessel Charters Roundup – October 7, 2021

Photo: Shearwater GeoServices
Photo: Shearwater GeoServices

Newly awarded charters and extensions cover a broad scope across Northern and Western Europe, the Indian Ocean region, and South America. Activities focus on maintenance, installation, seismic acquisition, and drilling.

CGG awards extension to Shearwater's Brazil deployments

Shearwater GeoServices has secured a six-month contract extension with CGG on its Nebula survey in the Campos and Santos basins offshore Brazil.

Shearwater has previously conducted work for the extensive Nebula survey and the announced extension will run to the end of 2021.

Acta Marine SOV to support turbine commissioning at Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm

Acta Auriga <em>(Photo: Acta Marine)</em>
Acta Auriga (Photo: Acta Marine)

GE Renewable Energy and Dutch operator Acta Marine have entered into a supply contract for the chartering of a service operation vessel (SOV) for the commissioning activities of 80 wind turbines at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.

The SOV Acta Auriga will start operating on behalf of GE Renewable Energy in the second quarter of 2022, when the offshore wind turbine installation is set to begin at the site.

The vessel will assist in the mechanical completion and commissioning of the 80 wind turbines located approximatively 12 kilometres off the coast. It will also provide safe accommodation and transportation for the project personnel and will have the capacity to transport goods that are needed offshore.

Esvagt standby vessel to work 18 additional months for Repsol

Esvagt Corona <em>(Photo: Esvagt)</em>
Esvagt Corona (Photo: Esvagt)

Repsol has awarded an extension of 18 months to the existing charter for a standby vessel operated by Denmark's Esvagt.

Esvagt Corona will continue to work in support of Repsol's exploration and production drilling activities at the Yme oil field offshore Norway.

The vessel will provide standby services, ERRV services, as well as guard vessel duties for the Yme field.

Aker BP awards three-year charters, extensions

Far Solitaire <em>(Photo: Solstad)</em>
Far Solitaire (Photo: Solstad)

Aker BP has awarded Eidesvik Offshore a three-year time charter contract for the platform support vessel (PSV) Viking Lady. The contract is awarded in direct continuation of the current charter under the companies' frame agreement.

The contract for Viking Lady will commence in January 2022. In addition, Aker BP has been granted options for further extension.

Aker BP has also awarded a three-years' firm contract plus six yearly options to Solstad Offshore for the PSV Far Solitaire (pictured). The vessel has been on contract with Aker BP since 2018 and will continue to support its activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Lastly, Aker BP has awarded Simon Møkster Shipping a three-year time charter plus options under a current frame agreement. The charter is for a high specification PSV with battery hybridisation.

Stril Polar will continue to serve Aker BP under the new contract on completion of the vessel's battery installation in January 2022.

Shelf Drilling jackup tapped for work at Mumbai High field

Shelf Drilling has received an award for the charter of the jackup rig Parameswara to work with Indian's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

The rig will be deployed at the Mumbai High oil field offshore western India for a firm period of three years.

The planned start-up of operations is in the first quarter of 2022.

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