Canyon Provides Well Intervention Services to BP

As part of a long term ROV/Vessel support contract that Canyon Offshore Inc. and its Vietnamese partner PTSC PS have with BP Vietnam, Canyon has again deployed the extremely cost-effective well intervention package that was designed and built for BP.

The intervention package, which consists of the DP2 Vessel Binh Minh, a dedicated Workclass ROV and a purpose built 'A' Frame with constant tensioning winches, was initially designed to accommodate subsea asset deployment at the Lan Tay gas field, off the southern Vietnamese coast. It was also used to conduct a variety of other intervention tasks at the field, including a SCM (Subsea Control Module) change out and well functioning tests.

The package proved so successful that it was offered to the subsea intervention market, and in September, 2004 Statoil Orient (China) contracted Canyon to use the package to assist in the removal of subsea pumps, and to perform a variety of other maintenance intervention and field life-extension tasks at the Lufeng 22-1 oil field in the South China Sea. The intervention work was carried out in 333 meters (1,000 feet) of water.

The vessel/ROV package is currently mobilized in SE Asia. However, since the Intervention 'A' frame can be quickly installed onto the vessel, the package offers an efficient, quick response and cost effective solution for operators requiring subsea intervention services in other locations.

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