PHOTO: Sea Truck’s ‘Jascon 34’ en route to Argentina


Sea Trucks Group’s DP3 vessel Jascon 34 has begun its journey to the Magallanes field, offshore Argentina, where it will work on the PIAM Project.

Sea Trucks said on Friday that the vessel finished an accommodation campaign in Malaysia in October 2016.

The vessel will soon begin pipelaying work for UTE Magallanes’s PIAM project, operated by Enap Sipetrol in the Magallanes field, offshore Argentina.

The offshore Magallanes area is located on the Atlantic mouth of the Magellan Strait. It started production in 1994 and consists of five production platforms for oil and gas.

To remind, Sea Trucks signed a contract with Enap Sipetrol for the PIAM Project work back in July 2016.

The company added that, after Jascon 34 had finished the accommodation project in Malaysia, it went to Batam, Indonesia to mobilize for the PIAM project. From there the vessel is currently being transported to Argentina on top of Dockwise’s semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Forte.

The Jascon 34 DP3 multipurpose vessel is equipped with an 800 mT crane, a hydraulic heave compensated telescopic gangway, S-lay pipelay equipment for 4″ to 48″ pipe, a 55-meter stinger as well as accommodation for 335 persons.

According to the company, the scope of work for the PIAM Project covers engineering, project management and installation of three pipelines of various sizes ranging from 6 to 14 inches, with one shore approach, as well as the installation of tie-in spools and risers. It also includes abandonment of two existing lines and recovery of flexibles.

Also, Sea Trucks has been awarded an accommodation services contract. Offshore activities regarding the contracts are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Offshore Energy Today Staff