EMAS AMC Completes T&I Work on Gabon's Etame Marin Field Expansion

EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of EMAS, a leading global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry and the operating brand of Singapore-based Ezra Holdings Limited, reported Thursday that it has recently completed a $120 million project for VAALCO Gabon (Etame) Inc. offshore Gabon in West Africa using the newbuild Lewek Constellation on her inaugural installation project.

The work scope included the transportation and installation of two jackets, topsides, flare booms and living quarters for the Etame and Southeast Etame/North Tchibala (SEENT) platforms along with the installation of a new living quarters and a gas lift package onto the FPSO Nautipa.

Earlier this year EMAS AMC also successfully installed rigid pipelines and flexibles using the Lewek Express and performed 60 days of saturation diving to complete the subsea tie-ins using two dive support vessels on VAALCO’s Etame and SEENT Fields offshore Gabon.

“We are very grateful to VAALCO for their trust and supportive relationship towards us as a new partner, utilizing our newly built vessel to perform a challenging project straight out of the gate. We are also very proud of the entire EMAS AMC project team, the in-country onshore support team and the marine and construction crew on board the Lewek Constellation for their excellent planning, tireless work, and relentless attention to health, safety and quality. We are very pleased to have completed this scope of work with very little downtime despite a challenging offshore  environment.” said Dr. Chris Tam, Regional Head of EMAS AMC’s Houston Office.

Craig Devenney, VAALCO Energy, Inc. construction manager, said, "The EMAS AMC project team worked extremely well with the VAALCO team on a very significant part of our Etame Marin expansion project - the installation of the two new production platforms on our offshore Gabon permit. The Lewek Constellation, their impressive newbuild vessel, performed the heavy lifts of the platform, jackets and decks supported by the Lewek Express and associated dive support vessels for the pipelay and subsea tie-in portions of the project. The successful work by EMAS AMC sets the stage for VAALCO to commence the drilling of production wells from the new platforms beginning in the fourth quarter of 2014. We look forward to an opportunity to work with the EMAS AMC project team again."

The Lewek Constellation is now headed to the Netherlands for the installation of her multilay tower and ancillary equipment for pipelay activities, after which she will proceed to the Gulf of Mexico to begin work for Noble Energy in the first quarter of 2015.


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