Bibby SOV to start work in offshore oil and gas industryVessel & ROV News // July 17, 2017
Bibby Marine Services has signed a contract with Total E&P Nederland to charter Bibby WaveMaster 1 – a service operation vessel (SOV) with walk to work capabilities.
Total E&P Nederland will charter the vessel from April to October 2018, with options to extend up to three years.
Stephen Blaikie, CEO Bibby Marine Services, said, “Total E&P Nederland made a conscious decision to explore and utilise the innovation and efficiencies developed for the offshore wind market and use them in the oil and gas market. The comfort, logistics flows and access certainty of Bibby WaveMaster 1 were key influencers in their decision. A team from Total E&P Nederland inspected the vessel at the shipyard and were impressed by the quality and features in addition to the well thought out workflows.”
Total E&P Nederland will use Bibby WaveMaster 1 to replace jack-ups and helicopters and to provide access to gas platforms in the southern North Sea. The vessel will provide accommodation for up to 90 people including crew.