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Island Offshore vessels win contracts with Norske Shell

An anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel and a riserless light well intervention (RLWI) vessel owned by Island Offshore have won contracts from Norske Shell worth NOK 100m ($12m) combined.

The AHTS vessel Island Valiant will be employed for around two weeks in April, supporting inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) work on three wells at an unnamed location, Island said today.

The RLWI ship Island Constructor will start work in “early summer” with light well intervention (LWI) and scale squeeze on two wells at Norske Shell’s Draugen oilfield, off the west coast of Norway.

The vessel will return to the field in August/September to undertake two more jobs involving LWI and IMR work.

“These contracts are very welcome after a challenging winter with our LWI vessels being laid up for the season. It is very gratifying to see our crews and our vessels mobilizing and returning back to work after the winter,” Håvard Ulstein, Island’s managing director, said in a release.

Island Offshore’s other two LWI vessels, Island Wellserver and Island Frontier, have resumed operation and began contracts for Statoil on April 1. The vessels’ respective contracts are for 200 days of employment every year until 2020.

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Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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