Offshore vessel owner Osprey has begun transportation work in the Mediterranean for oilfield services provider Technip FMC.
Osprey said that the Osprey Intrepid and Osprey Trader barges, supported by the chartered Vos Hestia anchor handling tug, began operations in November in Ravenna, Italy.
The barges, contracted with Technip FMC until late summer 2018, are transporting subsea manifolds, pipes, and spools out of Ravenna and Valletta to the Bahr Essalam field, some 110km offshore Tripoli, Libya, Osprey told Offshore Energy Today.
The company added that the scope of the work includes full engineering support and offshore personnel.
Earlier this week, offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe won a contract from TechnipFMC for the provision of the Axis Offshore-owned accommodation vessel Safe Swift. The vessel will also work on the Bahr Essalam field, during the Phase II project development.
The Safe Swift, commercially managed by Prosafe, will operate gangway connected to the Sabratha platform, situated off the Libyan coast in a water depth of approximately 190 meters.
Also, TechnipFMC hired two platform supply vessels (PSVs) from Vroon to support it in supplying pipelines and subsea materials in the Mediterranean.
The Bahr Essalam field is operated by Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V. Libyan Branch, a consortium between National Oil Corporation and Eni North Africa. Bahr Essalam will be tied back to the Sabratha platform.
Technip was hired in May 2016 to perform the overall design, detailed engineering and deliver the project management, as well as procurement, installation, tie-ins, pre-commissioning, and commissioning.
Offshore Energy Today Staff