Sonsub Awarded BP ROV Services Contract

Sonsub has been awarded the "Lease, Operation and Maintenance of Remotely Operated Vehicles" contract from BP America. The contract covers BP's Thunder Horse, Atlantis, Mad Dog and Holstein development fields in the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the terms of the contract, Sonsub will supply up to 5 ROV systems including 3 new purpose built ROV's on the Thunder Horse (2) and Atlantis (1 optional) projects and 2 existing Innovatorâ systems, 1 each on Mad Dog and Holstein.

In addition to the ROV's, Sonsub has been contracted for Engineering, Design and Fabrication of all ROV Intervention Tooling packages for the new ROV systems and Engineering and Design of the Launch/Recovery and Cursor Systems for all of the offshore facilities. Following the build program, ROV and tooling spreads will be subjected to Extended Factory Acceptance Testing (EFAT), System Integration Testing (SIT), and final offshore installation and commissioning.

Sonsub Senior Vice President for Operations and Commercial, Robert Keith, stated" We are excited to be involved in these complex deepwater developments, and gratified that our previous experience and technological efforts have been recognized and chosen by BP. Sonsub looks forward to becoming integrated with the other team members, and doing our very best to meet all the project goals."