Normand Vision

Norwegian subsea company Ocean Installer has secured a contract with Total E&P Congo to install umbilicals, flowlines, risers (UFR) at the Moho Nord field off the coast of the Republic of Congo.

Ocean Installer CEO Steinar Riise said: "We are delighted to have been chosen for this job in a very competitive market and we are looking forward to cooperate with Total E&P Congo on this complex project.

"The award reflects our efforts over the last 12 months to bring our proven track-record to the African market and validates our geographical expansion strategy."

Under the contract, Ocean Installer will carry out installation and pre-commission an umbilical, multi-phase pump (MPP), flying leads, and spools in water depths of around 1,000m.

In addition to providing offshore work, the company will provide services that include project management, engineering and logistics and manage the project from its Stavanger head office.

For the offshore execution, the company plans to use the high-capacity DP3 construction support vessel Normand Vision, which will be able to meet the high-specification requirements for the project.

"Ocean Installer will carry out installation and pre-commission an umbilical, multi-phase pump (MPP), flying leads, and spools in water depths of around 1,000m."

The vessel is equipped with a 150Te vertical lay spread (VLS), a 400Te active heave compensated crane and two Oceaneering’s remotely operated vehicles.

Located 75km off the coast of the Republic of Congo in water depths ranging from 450m to 1,200m, the Moho Nord field is 53.5% held by Total E&P Congo.

Other partners include Chevron (31.50%) and Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (15%).

In June, ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway (EEPNAS) awarded a contract to Ocean Installer to provide subsea well tie-back, engineering, IRM, ROV and associated services at the Balder field.

The field is located in blocks 25 / 10 and 25 / 11 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, 190km west of Stavanger, Norway.


Image: Ocean Installer’s DP3 construction support vessel Normand Vision. Photo: courtesy of Ocean Installer.