MARSEILLE, France – Shell has contracted Bourbon Marine & Logistics to support an exploration drilling campaign in the Bulgarian sector of the Black Sea.
In co-operation with local operator Bon Marine, Bourbon will provide marine services, a logistics base, warehousing, port facilities, cargo carrying units, waste management, and customs clearance.
The company will deploy two large supply vessels for the campaign and its latest digital data management tools.
The deepwater drillshipNoble Globetrotter II is due to start the three-four-month campaign early next month.
Bourbon said its proposal for an integrated end-to-end solution accorded with Shell’s desire to test a light-footprint strategy in exploration involving more risk-sharing with its subcontractors.