UK: Talisman Energy Hires Two Maintenance Support Vessels from Reef Subsea

UK - Talisman Energy Hires Two Maintenance Support Vessels from Reef Subsea

Reef Subsea AS announced today that they have been awarded a contract with Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd for the provision of two maintenance support vessels. Reef Subsea’s newly delivered vessels, Reef Despina and Reef Larissa, will fulfil the contract for Talisman, which involves supporting the company’s Brownfields Modification Programme on selected UK offshore fields.

The contract calls for 230 working days in total for both vessels in a period ranging from May to September 2012. It also bears options for additional services and for an extended period. The project will be managed by Technocean, one of Reef Subsea’s Norwegian companies.

Reef Despina and Reef Larissa, which were chartered last November from Neptune Offshore AS for five years, have just been through an enhancing programme at A&P Tyne in Newcastle to better address the Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy client’s needs.

The enhancement programme has included an increase in the total accommodation numbers from 60 to 75 persons, installation of a dedicated deck of power supplies for project equipment on the aft working deck and an additional HiPaP 501 referencing and positioning system. Further work has included the replacement of the existing wet exhaust system with a new dry exhaust system. The project was completed with the mobilisation of two Work Class ROVs on each vessel (XLX, XLS or XLR systems) in the purpose built ROV hangar, the installation of a survey suite and state of the art information and communications network on board.

The vessels have just successfully completed sea trials, and initial reports from the trials and transit have confirmed that the vessels have performed extremely well, with excellent dynamic positioning capability and very good ship motions in heavy seas.

Chief Operating Officer of Reef Subsea, Tim Sheehan, said: ”This contract is a significant milestone for the Reef Subsea Group and sees the operational deployment of our latest two new—build vessels into the market. We look forward to working with Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd to successfully meet the objectives of the Project and further fulfil additional projects for the Company. We expect the vessels provide operators, top tier contractors and engineering houses with flexible, competitive and environmentally friendly light subsea construction & survey vessels. Despina and Larissa have been designed for worldwide operations, and we expect their X bow shape to become familiar to projects under all latitudes.”

Reef Subsea Chief Executive Officer, Mark Preece, said: ”This contract, coupled with the favourable reception we get from our clients and prospects with the positive upturn in the Oil & Gas industries, confirms we made a good move when chartering the vessels for five years. Our strategy is to be recognised as a reliable contractor in key specialised areas of subsea services providing excellent service to our clients. We are delighted to get confidence from Talisman for the first assignment of the sister ships together.”

Source: Reef Subsea, May 8, 2012

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 1 2 3 4 5 6

PUMPS & VALVES 2016

The 16th edition of PUMPS & VALVES in co-location with Maintenance, 20 and 21 April 2016 in Antwerp expo, will present a complete overview of all the technologies and innovations in the field of industrial pumps, valves and seals.

The exhibition will feature industrial pumps, control valves, valves, seals, filters and filtration, processing equipment, piping & pipelines, services for industry, governmental agencies & pipeline operators.

Pumps and Valves’ second duo edition, co-located with Maintenance, enjoyed a solid 8% increase in visitors with a total of 5.492 visitors.

read more >

FPSO Europe Congress

Why Attend the 2nd Annual FPSO Europe Congress?
Discover how FPSO leaders are embracing the new realities of a low oil price environment – what are the strategies to adopt in pursuit of viable economical FPSO projects?…

read more >

Port & Terminal Technology Conference & Exhibition 2016

MCI Media Limited are hosting the 8th International Port & Terminal Technology Conference & Exhibition in Charleston, SC.

This year, we are delighted to welcome South Carolina Ports Authority as official supporters.

Having established itself as a “must-attend” key industry event, Port & Terminal Technology will deliver an informative and technical conference programme complemented by an impressive line-up of industry experts.

Exploring the latest developments, issues, trends and technology affecting ports and terminals around the globe, the conference will provide delegates an invaluable learning opportunity as well as an excellent platform for discussion, debate and networking.

Port & Terminal Technology is specially designed for representatives from operations, maintenance and engineering from port authorities, terminal operators, consultancy firms, dredging contractors, maritime construction firms and suppliers of cargo handling equipment and those involved in the effective development and operation of container ports and terminals.

The conference is complemented by an intimate exhibition, comprising a select handful of elite market leaders, enabling companies to reach a niche target audience, showcase their products and network with potential, new and existing clients.

read more >

World Water Works 2016

Rising sea levels, ever-larger container ships, increased pressure on the accessibility of ports and waterways and the associated infrastructural requirements are all global problems.

The time is ripe for sustainable solutions which are both financially feasible and ecologically responsible.

Conference and exhibition

The two-day international hydraulic engineering conference and exhibition World Water Works on 23 and 24 March 2016 at Antwerp Expo brings together science, industry practices and trends related to:

– Hydraulic engineering
– Accessibility of ports and waterways
– Coastline and shoreline projects
– The construction of bridges, locks and tunnels
– Future offshore sea ports

read more >