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APACHE CHARTERS TWO MORE PX 105 PSVs
Apache North Sea Ltd has awarded Deep Sea Supply term charters for two more of its newbuild PX 105 PSVs. Sea Flyer (pictured) and Sea Forth were awarded multi-year contracts with options, with scheduled commencement dates in December 2013 for the Sea Flyer and January 2014 for the Sea Forth. Sea Flyer and Sea Forth will join sister vessel Sea Falcon in Apache’s North Sea fleet, with the latter unit also working on a multi-year contract that commenced in April 2013. All three vessels were built by Sinopacific at the Zhejiang Shipyard in Ningbo, China. Sea Falcon was delivered in February 2013, with Sea Flyer and Sea Forth following in May and August 2013 respectively.
VIKING SUPPLY SECURES LONG-THERM AHTS CONTRACT
Viking Supply Ships has entered into a contract with a “major oil company” for the charter of four of its AHTS vessels: Loke Viking, Magne Viking, Brage Viking (pictured c/o D Dodds) and Balder Viking. The contract applies to specific drilling seasons in 2014 and 2015, with options for 2016 and 2017. The drilling seasons are expected to commence around April/May each year. The fixed period of the contract covering the first two seasons comes with a total value of approximately USD 120 million, including mobilisation fees. Magne Viking is currently working offshore eastern Canada, with the other three vessels trading the North Sea spot market.
HAVILA SHIPPING SECURES LONG TERM CHARTERS
Havila Shipping has entered into a new contract with Subsea 7 for incumbent ROV support vessel Havila Subsea. The new charter has a firm period of one year, which will keep the unit occupied until at least the end of 2014. Subsea 7 also has two further one-year options available. Havila has also secured a two-well plus four one-well options contract for PSV Havila Fortune (pictured c/o D Dodds) from Centrica. The vessel will be used to support Centrica’s drilling campaign with jackup Noble Byron Welliver in UK waters. The firm portion of this charter has an estimated duration of 280 days. Havila Fortune recently returned to the North Sea from West Africa.
NEW BRAZIL CONTRACTS FOR FARSTAD
Farstad Shipping has received two new term contracts offshore Brazil. Petrobras has awarded IMR vessel Far Saga (pictured) a six-year firm charter with six years’ options. This will involve ROV support and other subsea related activities, and will see the Far Saga depart the North Sea for Brazilian waters during December 2013. Petrobras has also extended its contract with AHTS vessel Far Sea by four more years from November 2013. The total contract value from these fixtures, excluding options, is approximately NOK 1.1 billion.
SUBSEA 7 SECURES PETROBRAS CONTRACTS
Subsea 7 has secured two new contracts from Petrobras with a combined value in excess of USD 600 million. The contracts are for the charter of Pipelay Support Vessels (PLSVs) Seven Mar (pictured) and Seven Condor for a period of approximately three years. Operations are scheduled to commence towards the end of 2013 for Seven Mar and in the third quarter of 2014 for Seven Condor. Both vessels have worked for Petrobras for several years. The work scope for the new contracts will comprise project management, engineering and installation of flowlines, umbilicals and equipment supplied by Petrobras.
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