HOUSTON – Rowan has awarded HS Ocean Group (HSOG) a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and upgrade of a high-specification jackup drilling rig at HSOG’s facility at Labidco Port, La Brea in Trinidad. HSOG is using its deepwater quay for refurbishment of the Rowan Gorilla III rig.
TheGorilla IIIproject will see a range of works being undertaken within the defined 90-day out-of-service period. One of the sizable scopes is the inspection, repair, and refurbishment of the spud cans, while the platform is supported by a semisubmersible “crutch” barge alongside. This approach allows underwater works to be completed without the use of a traditional dry dock.
Other works will include leg liners, replacement of a shale shaker house, and a complete upgrade of the accommodations, along with significant steel, electrical and pipe replacement scopes.
HSOG’s La Brea facility, which also captures work from surrounding countries like Suriname, Guyana, and Venezuela, is becoming a hub for oil and gas projects in the region. In addition to work gained from its Caribbean neighbors, the facility also attracts work on assets that are in transit from South America to North America.