Statoil contracts Helix for intervention vessel

Statoil has awarded Helix Energy Solutions Group a FEED contract for the development of its “Category B” semisubmersible well intervention vessel.

Offshore staff


ABERDEEN -- Statoil has awarded Helix Energy Solutions Group a FEED contract for the development of its “Category B” semisubmersible well intervention vessel.

The vessel will be engineered for year-round well intervention operations, providing a comprehensive range of through riser heavy well intervention and light drilling techniques, including TTRD (Through Tubular Rotary Drilling), wireline, coil tubing, pumping, and cementing.

The design of the vessel will be based on Helix ESG’s Q4000 semisubmersible platform which operates in the Gulf of Mexico.

In addition to the Q4000, Helix’s intervention fleet includes the light intervention and diving vessels Seawell and Well Enhancer, and the company also operates the MSV Normand Clough via CloughHelix JV.

4/14/2010

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