Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), one of the world’s largest offshore support vessel operators, has signed a 30-month alliance agreement with BP for work in the Gulf of Mexico.
Under the deal Galliano, Louisiana-based ECO will, among other things, provide a platform supply vessel that is purpose-built for delivering to BP’s platforms in the Gulf. That vessel is being built at ECO’s LaShip shipyard in Houma, Louisiana.
The alliance also includes extended utilization of BP’s Gulf of Mexico preservation and maintenance facility, which Chouest designed and built.
British supermajor BP has been the biggest energy investor in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico for a decade.
The two companies have been in a business alliance for eight years previously.
This new alliance includes Chouest affiliates providing vessel services, terminal facilities (at Port Fourchon, Louisiana) and logistics co-ordination.