TSMarine Expands Subsea Intervention Capabilities

TSMarine (Contracting) Ltd is to further expand its subsea intervention capabilities with the purchase of a third lubricator and deployment tower.

TSMarine has extended the scope of its purchase from Subsea Intervention AS to include the additional equipment, which will be used for rigless intervention on subsea wells.

The first set of equipment is due to be delivered in Q2 of 2008 for deployment from the current chartered fleet, made up of the Rem Etive, Havila Harmony and Normand Flower.

Once fitted with the new subsea lubricator and deployment tower, TSMarine's vessels will be capable of undertaking:

  • production enhancement and remedial repair using wireline and electric line techniques
  • Xmas tree change-out
  • Scale squeeze and similar pumping operations
  • Well decommissioning

Alasdair Cowie, Managing Director of TSMarine, said: "The new equipment we have ordered from Subsea Intervention AS has a range of benefits compared to existing systems, which will enable us to provide an enhanced service to our clients.

"The dual-bore lubricator reduces the cost and time it takes to change out Xmas trees, while the fully redundant electro-hydraulic control system maximises the uptime of the equipment.

"The reduced weight of the grease injection head assembly also increases the maximum length of toolstring we can accommodate.

"This equipment has a 10k working pressure, which covers all the wells in the UK sector and the tower pipe handling capability allows us to use pioneering rigless well abandonment techniques."

TSMarine's primary service focus is rigless subsea well intervention, decommissioning of subsea production facilities and subsea construction support services and it employs highly experienced management, project and support personnel, both on and offshore, to oversee this work.