Golden platform supplier to stay with Total in Nigeria until 2018

Total E&P Nigeria has awarded Golden Energy Offshore, a Norway-based shipowner and operator of offshore service vessels, a three-month extension for its Energy Scout platform supply vessel (PSV).

To remind, the company announced at the end of June that it had entered into a contract with Total E&P Nigeria for the PSV Energy Scout for a firm period of three months and optional periods of 3 months each. The company did not specify how many optional periods are included in the contract.

According to Golden Energy’s statement on Friday, the deal for the Energy Scout was now extended in direct continuation of the present firm contract and the vessel will stay with Total until January 1, 2018.

Before the July deal for the PSV, the Energy Scout was hired on a six-month deal with optional extension periods of six months each in August of last year.

The vessel has worked for Total in Africa for quite some time, 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 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 was built with an integrated system of two passive stabilizing tanks below the main deck to minimize roll. This allows it to remain along the platforms in heavier weather.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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