UK-based oil and gas production company Dana Petroleum has awarded a contract to Ocean Installer for work at the Triton Area Development, located in the central North Sea
Ocean Installer’s first contract with Dana involves installing and trenching a 30-cm flexible production flowline at the Guillemot field.
Headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, Ocean Installer’s office in Aberdeen will provide the engineering work and offshore operations to support the project starting in Q2 2020. Ocean Installer will deploy the Salt 301 design construction support vessel (CSV) Viking Neptun for offshore operations. Built in 2015 and owned by Eidesvik Offshore, Viking Neptun has dynamic positioning class 3 capability, with an overall length of 145.6 m, beam of 31 m and accommodation for 150. The CSV is highly capable, with an active heave compensation main deck crane with a 400-tonne lifting capacity and an auxiliary crane with a 100-tonne lifting capacity.
The Triton Area Development is developed with the Triton floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, located in Block 21/30, approximately 193 km east of Aberdeen in the Central North Sea, in water of 95 m. Joint venture partners in the Triton FPSO area are Dana, Tailwind and Endeavour. The development comprises the fields at Bittern, Gannet E, Guillemot West, Guillemot North-West, Clapham, Pict and Saxon.
Offshore wind and subsea ambitions
In move to boost its presence in the offshore wind market and advance its ambitions of becoming a Tier 1 subsea player, Ocean Installer announced the appointment of Odd Strømsnes as its new chief executive in January. Mr Strømsnes was most recently managing director at TIOS, a Technip FMC and Island Offshore joint venture, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the global subsea industry holding various senior executive and board roles. He was managing director for Technip Norge from 2010 to 2016. Mr Strømsnes’ appointment is effective as of 1 February.
Ocean Installer interim chief executive Kevin Murphy was named deputy CEO.
Ocean Installer chairman Odd Arne Kleveland said, “Odd is an accomplished leader with an impressive track record of safely delivering complex, high value projects and maintaining and building strong customer relationships in our industry. He shares our vision in continuing the development of Ocean Installer into an international Tier 1 subsea player. Odd will also be responsible for Ocean Installer’s new focus on the offshore wind market and will be tasked with establishing and growing this business line.”