Aibel to Provide Services for Front Puffin FPSO

Sea Production Management A/S, through its subsidiary Puffin FPSO Ltd, has placed a turnkey facility management contract with Aibel Pty. Ltd for the Front Puffin FPSO on the Puffin field northwest of Australia. The field is owned by AED Oil Limited.

The primary term of the contract is two years with four one-year extension options. The contract scope includes approval from NOPSA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority) as operator, preparations and submittal of the Safety Case, all mobilization activities, systems and procedures, maintenance planning, subcontracts, providing spares, chemicals and consumables, recruitment and training, commissioning assistance and start-up.

Through the operation phase the scope includes facility management (operations & maintenance) of the complete vessel including all logistics, supply chain management including supply vessel and helicopter support and technical and administrative support. The project is already underway in Aibel's offices in Perth, Australia.

This contract represents a real breakthrough for Facility Management/Operations in Australia and will be executed through integrated networking between Perth, Stavanger, Norway and the vessel.

"By combining and applying the best of our global competence, we will secure our client's uptime and earnings," states R. Rasmus Sunde, president and CEO of Aibel.

Aibel is a leading provider of products and services to the upstream oil and gas industry. We provide production facilities, process systems, technology and products and, on behalf of our oil company, shipowner and field operator customers, we maintain, operate and modify on- and offshore facilities around the world. Our involvement in a project from day one ensures maximum optimization right along the value chain.