HOUSTON – BP has awarded Oceaneering International a three-year field support vessel services contract offshore Angola.
Oceaneering will provide project management, engineering, and vessel services on blocks 18 and 31, starting Feb. 1. The contract has options fort two one-year extensions.
Two chartered vessels, the Ocean Intervention III and the Bourbon Oceanteam 101, will work on this contract.
Each will be equipped with two Oceaneering work class ROVs capable of working in 3,000 m (9,842 ft) of water. Ocean Intervention III will be mobilized from the Gulf of Mexico to Angola early next month.
The contract work scope includes light subsea construction, inspection, maintenance, and repair services on existing and planned subsea infrastructure. Oceaneering may also provide a third vessel after the commencement date.
BP also has contracted FMC Technologies for manufacture and supply of additional subsea equipment for its deepwater projects off Angola.
FMC will supply four subsea trees, control systems, wellheads, tubing hangers, well jumpers and subsea distribution systems. All equipment will be manufactured at FMC's Kongsberg, Norway, and Dunfermline, Scotland, facilities and should be delivered in 2013.
Final assembly and testing will be performed at FMC’s facility in Angola.