Qatar’s North Oil Company has firmed an order to build a platform in its Al-Shaheen field, and reformed Seadrill subsidiary Aquadrill has won a single-well contract for its Vela drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) confirmed it has won a KRW725.3Bn (US$630.5M) order from the North Oil Company (NOC) of Qatar for a fixed platform.
The facility to be built will increase oil production in Qatar’s largest oil field, the Al-Shaheen field.
The platform consists of a topside, a jacket and an interconnection bridge among other components. Construction is due to be completed by the second half of 2023. After delivery the platform will depart for the Al Shahin field.
The order follows another for DSME announced in June, for an FPSO worth about KRW1.1Tn (US$956.7M). It is the first time since 2013 DSME has won multiple orders for offshore facilities in the same year.
On its orderbooks this year, DSME has 40 vessels or units worth about US$6.13Bn in total. The orders include 16 container ships, 11 super crude oil carriers, 9 super large LPG carriers, 1 LNG carrier, 1 WTIV and 2 offshore plants, DSME said in a statement.
"By winning the plant order, we achieved about 80% of this year’s target of US$7.7Bn," the DSME statement said.
Reformed company Aquadrill (formerly Seadrill Partners) has secured a one-well contract with Equinor for its Vela drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The rig will be managed and operated by Seadrill Limited. Total contract value for the firm portion of the contract is expected to be US$55M and the contract is expected to commence in October 2021 and run until April 2022.
Eidesvik Offshore has been awarded a contract with Havfram AS for construction support vessel Viking Neptun.
The contract will commence early January 2022 with a firm period towards the end of Q3 2022. In addition, Havfram has been granted options for further extensions.
Viking Neptun is an offshore construction vessel built for servicing the SURF market. The vessel is equipped with hybrid propulsion to ensure reduced emissions.
DOF Brazilian subsidiary Norskan has been awarded two contracts.
Skandi Paraty (AHTS 21,000 with ROV operated by DOF Subsea Brasil) has been awarded a one-year contract extension with Petrobras until July 2022.
A second vessel, Skandi Iguaçu, is on hire with Equinor on a spot contract utilisation during July and August, 2021.
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