Baker Hughes to Use ‘Connor Bordelon’ as Well Stimulation Vessel

Baker Hughes to Use MV Connor Bordelon as Well Stimulation Vessel

Bordelon Marine has secured a contract with Baker Hughes to utilize the first Stingray series vessel, the MV Connor Bordelon as a well stimulation vessel.

The MV Connor Bordelon is the first of three vessels from the new Stingray series 260’ Class DP2 PSV and MPSV. All of the vessels will be built at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, LA. The 2nd and 3rd Stingray vessels are currently under construction with delivery dates of Q2 2014 and Q1 2015 respectively.

Wes Bordelon, President/CEO said: “We are very excited to work with a marque client like Baker Hughes. They have an outstanding record and give the highest priority to the safety and well-being of their people and the environment. This culture aligns perfectly with ours, and for this reason and others, they are a company that we want to work for. The StimFORCE™ modular stimulation system is also a highly effective and proven system for well intervention. We are proud to be a part of this team and look forward to working with a wide range of clients throughout the Gulf.”

“We are very excited to introduce the new Stingray DP-2 PSV and MPSV series. The Stingray is a prototype design that incorporates a number of cutting edge features and capabilities, only commonly found in much larger new generation vessels. The concept here is to give our clients a more affordable MPSV or light IMR/ROV support vessel option.”

“The Stingray design offers all of the necessary cutting edge technologies and capabilities expected in a modern PSV today. But this series keeps it all within a 3,300 DW boat, which can stay within a reasonable cost range for our client.”

“We gave a lot of thought and consideration to the comfort of the Mariners, when we designed this vessel. These boats are the home away from home for our guys, and you can’t expect them to be safe, smart, and productive unless they are well rested and comfortable with their surroundings. Each stateroom has a private head, individual climate controls, and TV, internet and phone connections”


Stingray series 260 Class vessels are 257’ x 52’x 18’ DP-2 with a clear deck of 185’ x 44’ (8,140 sqft) and a top speed of 14 knots.

The Stingrays feature Cummins QSK 60-M (Enviro friendly) Tier3 main propulsion along with Schottel 1215, 220 hp per Z-Drives and Schottel STT2, 1020 hp per bow thrusters. The Stingray can hold 158,400 g fuel oil cargo, 4,000 ft3 bulk mud cargo, 10,400 bbl liquid mud cargo in three separate systems and 23,000 g potable water cargo. All systems are fully automated and controlled from the Bridge. The vessels can accommodate up to 40 passengers and features an internal ROV office and control room. The Stingray series are SOLAS classed, FIFI 1 ACCU, EEP 175, and Tier3 

Bordelon Marine Inc:

Bordelon Marine Inc. is a leading provider in marine transportation services to the oil and natural gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. BMI offers a full range of offshore vessels supporting a multitude of activities including construction support, exploration, production, ROV and dive support, oceanographic research and survey, as well as military and special operations support.

Press Release, October 09, 2013


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