Ocean Installer wins first surf job in the Gulf of Mexico
May 2, 2014
2nd of May 2014
Ocean Installer has been awarded a subsea installation job in the Gulf of Mexico with one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companies on its largest deepwater producing field which sits in over 1800m water depth. This is Ocean Installer’s first SURF contract in the GoM and marks a milestone for the company in the region.
The project, which involves the installation and testing of umbilicals and associated equipment, will be managed from the Ocean Installer Houston office with onshore preparations starting immediately. Offshore work will take place this summer and Ocean Installer will be utilising the Subsea Construction Vessel (CSV) the Normand Clipper, which is on a long-term charter from Solstad Offshore.
“This is our first SURF job in the GoM and we are very pleased to have secured this work only a year after we established our Houston office and less than four months after introducing our first vessel in the region. We are now looking forward to working closely with our client to execute the project in a safe, high quality and efficient manner,” says Mike Newbury, President of Ocean Installer in the US.
Ocean Installer opened its Houston office in April 2013 and the Normand Clipper arrived in Houston in January. The vessel has been well-received in the market and has since its arrival experienced good utilisation executing several jobs in the regional spot market.
About Ocean Installer
Ocean Installer is a subsea company headquartered in Stavanger, Norway and with offices in Aberdeen and Houston. 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 three construction support vessels (CSV): Normand Clipper, Normand Mermaid and Normand Vision (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