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    Hallin starts work in Bay of Bengal

    Projects and Operations // April 17, 2014

    Hallin Marine has started work on subsea field development project in the Bay of Bengal, working in support of Subsea 7. The project began in March and is expected to take three months. It is located in the G1 deepwater region of the highly productive G1-GS15 offshore production field.

    India has, after China, the second-largest proven oil reserves in the Asia-Pacific region. Most of India's crude oil reserves are located around the western coast and in the northeastern parts of the country. Considerable reserves are located in the offshore Bay of Bengal and these are now being developed.

    "Return business is always a great vote of confidence for any service-provider, particularly in the oil and gas sector where the ability to work safely and efficiently in unpredictable operating conditions is essential," says Phil Chamberlain, Hallin's Director - Service Delivery.

    "Having completed Campaign 2 in 2013 successfully, on time and within budget, we are naturally very pleased to have been selected by Subsea 7 to support Campaign 3."

    Hallin will be providing the subsea vessel Ullswater with survey, air diving, and marine crews with Subsea 7 providing flexible and umbilical laying equipment and construction crew.

    Fully equipped for wellhead servicing, inspection and construction diving as well as for installation support, the 78m vessel incorporates a 15-man saturation diving system capable of operating at 200m depth plus a three-man moonpool-launched diving bell. An integral 22m diameter helideck enables fast transfer of crew and operating staff. Up to 120 personnel can be accommodated on board.

     

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