DeepOcean won a contract from Reliance Industries Limited of Mumbai, India for the provision of a Multi-Purpose Subsea Support Vessel and associated services.
Contract duration is for a three year fixed term starting December 2007 with a further two, one year options. The three year base scope is valued $166m while the options hold a value of $118m if exercised.
The Multipurpose Service Vessel (MSV) REM Etive will be deployed in December 2007 under the terms of a commercial agreement between DeepOcean and TS Marine (Contracting) Ltd., of Aberdeen. The vessel will be utilised to support the development of oil and gas discoveries in Block KG-DWN-98/3 in the Krishna Dodavarir Basin in the Bay of Bengal on Indiaâ€™s east cost.
The MSV spread will be fully equipped for operations in 2,000 msw, although the initial phase of the field development will see installation activities in 1,200 msw. 18 to 20 subsea wells and 6 manifolds will be installed to produce through two export lines to an onshore terminal. The vessel will be utilized for all aspects of deepwater Installation, Commissioning and IMR (Inspection, Maintenance and Repair), having two Workclass ROV systems permanently installed as well as craneage and active heave compensated winch systems suitable for deployment of subsea hardware throughout the field.
DeepOcean has also committed to upgrading the vessel with fire fighting and pollution control systems
as part of the contract.