DeepOcean awarded Foinaven SURF contract by BP

Norway’s DeepOcean has received a call-off under its master service agreement with BP covering the installation of a new flexible water injection riser and recovery of the existing water injection riser in the Foinaven field, West of Shetland.

The work includes project management, engineering and logistics.

Rolf Ivar Sørdal, commercial director for subsea services at DeepOcean, commented: “The scope of work in the MSA covers a wide range of subsea activities. In a challenging market it is difficult to predict the work volume that can be generated under the MSA, but in any event I’m sure this MSA will provide work opportunities for the local workforce in the Aberdeen area. The call-off of the Foinaven SURF work is the first scope we have been awarded under the new MSA and we are appreciative of BP’s confidence in the DeepOcean team to prepare and execute this critical offshore work. DeepOcean values local contents and hence more than one third of the personnel involved in this project will be British”.

Offshore work will utilise offshore construction vessel Edda Freya and is scheduled to be executed in the third quarter of 2017.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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