Prosafe has been awarded a 150-day contract by A/S Norske Shell using the Regalia for accommodation support at the Draugen Topside Campaign Project offshore Norway.
On site operations are planned to commence late April 2013. In addition, Prosafe has granted A/S Norske Shell a 30-day option.
Total value of the contract for the firm period is about USD 55.1 million.
Regalia underwent a major refurbishment in 2008/2009, which extended the life of the unit substantially with respect to operating in the Norwegian North Sea.
During the refurbishment, the rig was equipped with new accommodation modules with 282 single cabins, and the hull and structure, machinery and general systems and equipment were upgraded.
In July 2009, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) awarded the rig an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) required for operations in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, January 3, 2012; Image: Prosafe