Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has secured the recent charter of the 2010-built platform support vessel (PSV) VOS Prelude to oil company Eni UK Limited
Operating out of the port of Great Yarmouth, the PSV is fixed for a 31-month charter supporting a plug and abandonment and decommissioning campaign in the southern sector of the North Sea. The contract contains options to extend the charter if required.
Eni UK Limited has decommissioning projects at the Big Dotty, Dawn, Hewett and Little Dotty fields in the North Sea, according to the UK’s Oil & Gas Authority database. The UK Oil & Gas Authority has approved Eni UK’s application for cessation of production operations at the Hewitt field, with plans for a well plug and abandonment campaign to commence in Q1 2020. Production at the other three fields has been shut-in, with similar plans for well plug and abandonment activities in Q1 2020. Valaris has been awarded the well plug and abandonment contract.
Flying the Dutch flag, VOS Prelude is a UT-755 LN design PSV built at Cochin Shipyard in India, managed and operated by VOS Den Helder. Constructed to Lloyd’s Register clean class notation and dynamic positioning class 2 capable, VOS Prelude has an overall length of 73 m, beam of 16 m, depth of 7 m and maximum draught of 5.9 m. The PSV has a deck cargo capacity of 1,600 tonnes, with a deck area of 708 m2.
The decommissioning support work for VOS Prelude follows a separate charter with Eni UK completed for a drilling campaign in Q4 2019.
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