MDL Successfully Delivers West Africa SURF Installation with DeepOcean Maritime Developments has concluded a flexible installation project offshore West Africa. The work scope, commissioned by DeepOcean, saw the company’s third-generation Reel Drive System (RDS) used on board the Polar Onyx for installation of a 2.5km flowline in the EN-09 field. The flowline was installed in 1,750 meters water depth and marks the longest and deepest flowline installation performed in DeepOcean’s history. The MDL RDS was integrated complementing the vessel’s Vertical Lay System (VLS) and was operated by MDL’s expert Offshore Service team. In addition to supplying the equipment and offshore personnel, MDL’s in-house Engineering division provided the vessel integration works for the MDL equipment, supported the DNV-GL class approval process and provided remote mobilisation support, all prior to the project commencement.
“MDL were able to assist a fast track project delivery schedule, thanks to having the complete engineering capability in-house and the most innovative RDS available on the rental market. “We look forward to continuing our support to DeepOcean with our equipment and expert personnel, in West Africa and the rest of the world”. Andreas Veiset Bergum, DeepOcean Engineering Manager Africa, said: “MDL’s contribution to the project with their innovative RDS system, competent engineering support and ‘can do’ attitude played an important role in efficient planning and safe execution of the Project. “With DeepOcean’s targeted focus on the Africa Market we are looking forward to potential cooperation on future projects”.
MDL are uniquely placed by housing the draughting and engineering team that designed and built the RDS, complemented by the handson engineering experience of successfully integrating the system onto a range of vessels, thus offering a lean and comprehensive single-source seafastening solution. Dave Gardiner, MDL BD & Commercial Manager, said: “Project success is often derived from a variety of factors, including correct planning and experience. Both MDL and DeepOcean are celebrating 20-year anniversaries in 2019, which brings unrivaled track record when combined.
“In addition, continuity and familiarisation were key to EN-09 project success. In 2016, MDL supplied the same RDS on board the Polar Onyx for another West African project with a duration of 114 days. By choosing MDL, DeepOcean secured a leaner and operationally effective solution for their project.
Namaka Subsea Sign Service Agreement with Oil & Gas Operator Namaka Subsea have started the financial year with a new contract, the company having signed a service agreement with ENI UK Ltd to support UK operations of their Liverpool Bay Assets. The company will provide technical and operational support during subsea operations, ensuring compliance with current best industry practices as well as guidance and UKCS legislation. The service agreement includes the provision of Project Engineering, Diving Client Representatives, Diving Technical Authority, Diving Contractor Safety Management System Audits and Dive System Technical Audits.
Namaka Subsea’s Operations Manager, Alan Melia, will act as the focal point between the companies to ensure the projects are carried out safely and efficiently. Alan said: “The award of this contract, to provide operational support for ENI’s Liverpool Bay assets, is testament to our strong, collaborative working relationship with ENI and their confidence in our high standard of service and delivery. This new contract also supports our strategic focus on solidifying our position as a subject matter expert in the Oil and Gas Industry.” Namaka Subsea is an established global subject matter expert who specialise in subsea operations, offering innovative solutions to ensure Client requirements and expectations are met anywhere in the world.
Subsea UK News | June 2019