Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore has received a further contract from Shell for inspection services on assets at Corrib Natural Gas field in the North Atlantic Ocean. 

The first contract was completed in June, which involved Bibby Offshore performing subsea inspections 83km off the north-west coast of Ireland in water depths of approximately 360m. 

It employed a construction support vessel Olympic Ares equipped with Quantum Work Class and SeaEye Cougar Inspection Class ROVs to accomplish the task.

"These contracts are very important for Bibby Offshore and our relationship with Shell is continuing to strengthen."

The project took 40 days to complete, which included pipeline survey inspection work on an 83km-long, 20in gas pipeline with internal wellhead and manifold fault diagnostics.

Bibby also performed structural inspection and cathodic protection measurements to ensure optimum levels of productivity.

The successful completion of the first project fetched Bibby Offshore the second contract from Shell.

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Bibby Offshore managing director Barry Macleod said: “These contracts are very important for Bibby Offshore and our relationship with Shell is continuing to strengthen.

“Securing the second scope of work off the back of our success in June is testament to the skill and dedication of our team to deliver for our clients.” 

In this second contract, Bibby Offshore will deploy its construction support vessel Olympic Ares, enhanced with two Quantum ROVs.

In the three week campaign, Bibby Offshore will install an electrical distribution unit and several replacement control jumpers. It will also perform inspection, repair and maintenance services at water depths of 400m.

Bibby Offshore and Shell have a long association in different projects.

Bibby Offshore previously completed riser replacement services on Shell’s Pierce project in 2014. Bibby later assisted Shell in Curlew in the first-half of 2015.