DOF Subsea Snags Several Contracts for Multipurpose Vessel

DOF Subsea Norway AS has been awarded several significant contracts for company multipurpose vessel Geosund, ensuring solid utilization through the summer.

In late April, Geosund successfully completed annual subsea inspection work for Mærsk Olie og Gas utilising a combination of a Schilling UHD ROV and the new Focus 2 ROTV.

Immediately following the Mærsk work, Geosund began subsea wellhead removal for the first Norse Cutting & Abandonment campaign of 2010. NCA has recently awarded DOF Subsea Norway a 3 year Frame Agreement with 2 x 1 yearly options.

Upon completion of the NCA work, Geosund will commence work for Subsea 7 in the Valhall field. DOF Subsea will use the Geosund along with two WROVs to fulfil the scope of work, which includes initiation rigging installation, seabed preparations, turn point installation, mattress installation & LBL installation. The initial contract is for approximately 3 weeks but has the possibility to be extended through June.

Later in the season Geosund will perform a variety of subsea tasks, including "ready for operations" (RFOs) in the Gjøa field for Statoil.

Duncan MacPherson, Regional Manager for Atlantic & Europe, commented, "the recent string of awards exemplifies the wide variety of subsea services DOF Subsea has to offer. We are pleased that the quality of our project execution has led to a continued and growing relationship with several of our key customers and attracted new clients as well."