Total has awarded a contract to Prosafe for the provision of the Safe Caledonia semi-submersible accommodation vessel at the Elgin-Franklin facility in the UK North Sea.

This contract is meant for 134 days and includes an extension option for additional 30 days. On-site operation is expected to commence on 15 May.

Valued at $10m, the contract includes mobilisation, demobilisation and associated services.

Elgin and Franklin are located in the UK North Sea's Central Graben, around 240km east of Aberdeen, in water depths of 93m.

Situated in blocks 22/30b, 22/30c and 29/5b, Elgin was discovered in 1991.

"Valued at $10m, the contract includes mobilisation, demobilisation and associated services."

Franklin is situated approximately 6km south-east of Elgin and lies within block 29/5b. It was discovered by Ultramar in 1986.

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Prosafe is an owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels. It is headquartered in Larnaca, Cyprus, and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In December 2016, Total and Petrobras signed an assets package agreement (APA) under their strategic alliance announced in October 2016.

This APA bolsters the joint partnership and cooperation between the two companies, in the upstream and downstream sectors, covering operations, research and technology.

Under this agreement, Total will also become partner to Petrobras in two quality pre-salt licences of the Santos basin: the BMS-11 with the Iara fields currently under development where Total will acquire a 22.5% interest from Petrobras. It addition, it will cover BMS-9 with the Lapa field, which has recently entered production and is where Total will become the licence operator with the acquisition of a 35% interest from Petrobras.