UK-based Premier Oil awarded a contract to Island Offshore and North Sea RLWI Alliance, for a new LWI service on the UK continental shelf.

The scope of contract covers wireline services (a core Island Offshore competence), with work to be carried out by Island Constructor, a 120m long, 8,200t Ulstein-built X-Bow vessel.

A team of engineers from both companies based in Aberdeen will work on completing tasks outlined in the contract.

Island Offshore Subsea managing director, Robert Friedberg, said: "This is yet another important UKCS contract win for the company, consolidating our standing as a preferred supplier within both the sector and the wider industry."

"This is the third contract on the UKCS that the Island Constructor has won this year, demonstrating the tangible benefits of our investment in building a modern fleet of high-specification service vessels," Friedberg added.

The contract from Premier Oil follows on the back of Island Offshore’s successful acquisition of a number of North Sea well intervention services contracts earlier in 2013.

Image: The contract covers wireline services to the offshore platform. Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.