ABERDEEN, UK –Helix Well Ops UK has agreed to charter for three years the Skandi Constructor from DOF Subsea. The mono-hull well intervention vessel will go to Helix in spring of 2013.
Well Ops plans to build and test for use on the vessel a specially designed subsea intervention lubricator. The lubricator will be a single-trip system that provides access while maintaining containment of a “live” well. It will be configured to work through various types of christmas trees.
TheSkandi Constructor is 120 m (393 ft) long Ulstein SX121 DP-3 X-bow vessel of 8,500 metric tons (9,370 tons). It can work in depths to 3,000 m (9,842 ft).