DSM on long-term rig mooring support for Maersk, Shell offshore Trinidad
Vryhof subsidiary Deep Sea Mooring has started a mooring contract for Maersk Drilling offshore Trinidad.
This follows Shell’s recent decision to contract the deepwater semisubmersible rigMaersk Developer for drilling activities in block E of the East Coast Marine Area.
Vryhof Anchors will also provide its new drag embedment anchor, the STEVSHARK REX, for the project. This is said to offer a holding power up to 47% greater than other anchors and is suitable for all hard soil conditions.
DSM’s scope covers:
- Supply of chain, fiber ropes, anchors, connectors, buoyancy and handling equipment
- Mobilization and demobilization services
- Mooring analyses and geotechnical assessment
- Deployment of marine supervisors offshore Trinidad to assist Maersk Drilling and Shell in the drilling campaign, which may last up to three years.