Total E&P Nigeria has awarded Golden Energy Offshore, a Norway-based shipowner and operator of offshore service vessels, a six-month contract for one of its platform supply vessels (PSVs).
Golden Energy said on Friday that the contract for the Energy Scout PSV has optional extension periods of six months each. Golden Energy did not specify how many of these optional periods are included in the contract.
The company added that the Energy Scout PSV has already started the work.
The vessel has already worked for Total in Africa, with the last four charters coming from Total E&P Nigeria, Total E&P Angola, and Total E&P Congo for general supply duties. The first contract with Total for the vessel was back in 2011 while the contract with Total in Angola was a long term charter which lasted over three years. The last contract for the Energy Scout was with Total E&P Nigeria back in May 2016.
The vessel is a UT 755-L design and is a mechanically driven supply ship built by Brevik Construction and delivered in 2005. The vessel is designed for field supply & ROV duties, equipped with four thrusters and DP 2 class dynamic positioning system and is meant for all kind of offshore services.
The vessel is built with an integrated system of two passive stabilizing tanks below the main deck to minimize roll. This allows the vessels to remain along the platforms in heavier weather.
Offshore Energy Today Staff