Ocean Installer awarded installation contract with Talisman Sinopec Energy
Mar 22, 2013
22nd of March 2013
Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited (Talisman Sinopec Energy) has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for umbilical installation at the Arkwright field in the UK sector of the North Sea. This is Ocean Installer’s second contract award this month.
The scope of the work is to install a new 11.5 km umbilical between the Arbroath platform and the Arkwright subsea manifold. This includes pre-lay engineering and route verification, and umbilical installation, including monitoring and testing. Furthermore, all crossing engineering and installation of protection mattresses and burial of the umbilical are included.
Engineering and project management onshore will take place in Ocean Installer’s Aberdeen office and the highly efficient long-term chartered light construction support vessel (LCSV) Normand Mermaid will be utilised for the offshore work.
The contract was awarded following a competitive tendering process.
– We are very pleased to have been awarded our second project this month, which really proves that Ocean Installer has found its place in Aberdeen. We are determined to work closely with Talisman to deliver a safe and successful project, further extending our excellent track record, says Martin Sisley, UK Managing Director of Ocean Installer.
The Arkwright field is a subsea development produced via two production wells that tie into the Arkwright subsea manifold. The manifold is located approximately 10.5 km south east of the Arbroath production platform in Block 22/17 of the UK sector of the North Sea. The Arbroath platform is at a water depth of 92.7 m (304 ft) and is located approximately 210 km east of Aberdeen.
About Ocean Installer
Ocean Installer is a Norwegian subsea entrepreneur headquartered in Stavanger, Norway. Ocean Installer holds strong EPCI expertise within the SURF (Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers, Flowlines) segment and is rapidly expanding its operations and organisation within and beyond the North Sea basin.
Ocean Installer provides its clients with recognised first-rate assets and has secured long-term charters on two construction support vessels (CSV): Normand Clipper and Normand Mermaid. A third CSV, in which Ocean Installer has ownership, is under construction and is to be delivered in Q2 2014. Ocean Installer will continuously invest and develop its assets to fulfill its ambition to be a key service provider within the SURF segment.
Ocean Installer is majority-owned by HitecVision, a leading investor in the oil and gas industry.
Ocean Installer holds FPAL- and Achilles certifications, with systems established in accordance with the requirements set out in ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 31 000 standards.
For further information, please visit: www.oceaninstaller.com