Cantilever broadens GMS’ intervention capability

Gulf Marine Services says that the cantilever system on its new Large Class self-elevating support vessel GMS Evolution should be operable next month, following sea trials.

Offshore staff

ABU DHABI, UAEGulf Marine Servicessays that the cantilever system on its new Large Class self-elevating support vessel GMS Evolution should be operable next month, following sea trials.

It will allow the company to provide a greater range ofwell intervention services from the vessel and to compete for well workover activity that previously could be performed solely from costlier and less efficient non-propelled jackup rigs. 

Otherwise, the company’s focus remains on maximizing employment of its vessel fleet, with a rate of 56% achieved in 1Q, higher than in the previous quarter.

GMS’ contract backlog (comprising firm and extension options) is currently $251.3 million.

Earlier this year the company won a 36-month contract, including options, for a mid-size vessel in the MENA region to supportwell intervention activities for a national oil company.

05/17/2017

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