Global Link Wins New Deal in Australia for HB Rentals

Global offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services Company, is working in partnership with another Superior Energy Services Company, International Snubbing Services (ISS), to deliver a custom-equipped engineering cabin from the U.S. to New Zealand.

The firms, which have operations centres around the world, are providing the new-build 20ft x 8ft module specially outfitted for international exploration and production specialist OMV.

HB Rentals' base at Broussard, Louisiana, manufactured the cabin to meet strict offshore regulations in Australia and New Zealand, requiring the high specification office accommodation to be A60 fire rated in compliance with SOLAS / IMO and offshore lifting code DNV 2.7-1.

ISS carried out custom installation of specialist equipment to configure the module as a wellsite supervisor and companyman's office as part of a package of equipment for the Maari platform, operated by OMV in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

The contract sees ISS supply OMVNZ with a fully equipped 420,000 lb hydraulic modular workover rig, and a coiled tubing unit.

HB Rentals' director for offshore sales in the U.S., Glenn Aguilar, said: "The global network we are part of, under the banner of Superior Energy Services, allows us to work with sister firms such as ISS to provide full turnkey bundled services contracts.

"Having won the initial contract with OMV, our colleagues at ISS needed a high-specification engineering cabin in which to install their equipment. Our 20x8 units are already widely in use in a number of locations offshore Australia due to their compliance with strict regulations in the region.

"We were able to work closely together here in Broussard, ensuring that ISS could carry out their custom installation and fully test the unit after manufacture, before transportation to Australia."

The office accommodation module is being transported to Australia by ISS together with the complete Rig 18 package for onward shipment to New Zealand.

The firms are working cooperatively on an ongoing basis, with ISS providing local support services for another of HB Rentals' clients, BG Group, in Trinidad through its base in the Caribbean, and a similar arrangement exists in Australia.