Marine Subsea completes Repsol contractProjects and Operations // July 23, 2010
Marine Subsea (UK) has completed a £656,000 contract for operator Repsol near the Casablanca platform, offshore Spain.
Marine Subsea deployed Sarah, its multi-purpose offshore intervention vessel, to prepare three platform J-tubes for installation work scheduled next year and modify existing trawl protection structures at two well sites.
The J-tube work included relocation of an existing but abandoned 6in flexible pipe. The entire operation was contracted, organised, and completed in less than four weeks over June and July. The vessel is now in transit to Aberdeen to start subsea well abandonment operations.
Alasdair Cowie, Managing Director of Marine Subsea UK said: “We are delighted that Repsol chose Sarah, which we brought over from West Africa, for this important piece of work. She is designed and equipped with the latest technology and can offer subsea well intervention operations faster and more economically than traditional exploration semi-submersibles.”
Marine Subsea offers a range of subsea well intervention, decommissioning and construction support solutions to the global subsea oil and gas industry.
Roy Robinson, Project Manager for Repsol said: “We are extremely impressed with the efficient and safe operation that Marine Subsea delivered for us off the coast of Spain. It is helping us get prepared for new installation work that is planned for 2011. This is the second time Repsol has worked with Marine Subsea and on both occasions everyone involved was impressed with both the capabilities of their vessels and professionalism of their personnel.”
Sarah is an Ulstein SX121 DP3 vessel that is capable of operating in depths of 3,000m. The vessel has deck capacity of 1,470m2 and main features include a tower, main crane and two heavy duty work class ROVs.