Daily Archives: November 25, 2011

Norway: Subsea 7 Charters Island Intervention Vessel

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Island Offshore has secured contract for its  subsea construction vessel Island Intervention. The vessel has begun the charter with Subsea 7 , the international provider of Subsea, Umbilical, Riser and Flowline  (SURF) services.

The operations are expected to take up to three weeks.

The vessels duties involve light construction, crane, ROV, survey and positioning operations related to the tow out and positioning of two bundle tows of respective 7 and 5 km’s in length.

Island Intervention will be used as a command and control vessel and the whole operation involves in total 6-7 vessels.

“Island Offshore is pleased to be awarded this work by Subsea 7.” said the company on its website.

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South Korean Hyundai Heavy Delivers Deepsea Metro II Drillship

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Deep Sea Metro Ltd. has today taken delivery of the drillship Deepsea Metro II from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

The naming ceremony for the vessel was held on November 10 in Hyundai Heavy’s shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.

President & CEO of Odfjell Drilling, Simen Lieungh states:

“This is the second project for Deep Sea Metro this year and fourth overall that Odfjell Drilling has successfully delivered since the Deepsea Atlantic in 2009. We are pleased to see that our site team and the yard have succeeded in every way, with regards to safety and schedule. The safety results in all our projects are very satisfactory, which is an important indicator of professionalism and accountability in all aspects. With the delivery of this state of the art vessel, we are now looking forward to the operations ahead.”

Deepsea Metro II will start its first drilling campaign for Petrobras , offshore Brazil.

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