Prosafe mobilizes ‘Safe Scandinavia’ for Statoil gig

Proafe’s tender support vessel Safe Scandinavia has completed onshore acceptance testing and is now mobilizing to the Oseberg Øst installation in the North Sea to start drilling support operations for Statoil.

The Safe Scandinavia was converted from a semi-submersible accommodation rig to a tender support vessel at the Westcon yard in Ølensvåg, Norway. The rig arrived at the yard for its conversion work approximately a year ago.

The work was originally scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2015. However, the project experienced delays thereby also delaying the contract start with the Norwegian oil company Statoil.

Prosafe is responsible for the provision of mud services to the Oseberg Øst installation in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea together with all marine operations of the tender support vessel (TSV) under a three-year contract the two companies inked in July 2014.

According to Prosafe, the Safe Scandinavia will continue to perform accommodation duties to support the installation via a telescopic gangway.

The contract will start upon completion of mobilisation, which is expected towards the end of March, the owner of the vessel added.

The Safe Scandinavia was built in 1984, upgraded in 2003, completed a life extension refurbishment in 2014, and finally converted in 2016.

Offshore Energy Today Staff