Deepsea Bergen

Norway’s oil and gas services supplier Aibel Haugesund has secured a yard stay contract with Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Bergen rig.

The rig is set to arrive Aibel’s yard in Haugesund early in the autumn 2015.

During its stay for a period of around a month, the company plans to conduct various tasks with regard to special periodic survey (SPS).

As part of the contract valued at Nkr40m ($5m), the company will perform inspection and modifications within structure and piping.

According to Odfjell, the periodic survey and the yard stay are planned based on the company’s survey strategy minimising the time of hire, as well as the length of the stay.

"Upon completion of yard stay service, the rig will be ready to take up additional challenges for Statoil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf."

Aibel Yard Haugesund executive vice-president Bjørn Tollefsen said: "During spring and summer, we have won several new contracts within this field.

"It is part of our strategy for the yard to use our expertise to win more contracts like this in the future. It will keep up the activity level and help securing stable employment in a competitive market."

The harsh environment semisubmersible drilling rig Deepsea Bergen is performing production drilling services for Statoil in the Norwegian Sea.

Upon completion of yard stay service, the rig will be ready to take up additional challenges for Statoil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Owned by Odfjell Drilling, the Deepsea Bergen rig has been used for activities for Statoil at the Skuld, Åsgard and Heidrun fields.


Image: Deepsea Bergen will arrive at Haugesund early this autumn. Photo: courtesy of Odfjell Drilling.