Oceaneering International, Inc. has chartered an Olympic P101
Class multi-service subsea support vessel currently under construction from
Olympic Shipping AS. The initial term of the charter is five years, with
expected commencement in the third quarter of 2008.
This vessel, to be named the Olympic Intervention IV, will be outfitted with two high-specification work class ROVs. It will be used to augment Oceaneering's ability to perform subsea hardware installation and
inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) projects, and conduct well
intervention services in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
Hardware installations are expected to include umbilicals, subsea trees,
jumpers, flying leads, and manifolds. Well intervention services are
anticipated to include riserless wireline, electric line, and plug and
abandonment operations using Oceaneering's proprietary Subsea Intervention
The Olympic Intervention IV is being built to an overall length of
approximately of 312 ft. (95 meters) and will have a Class 2 dynamic
positioning system, accommodations for 100 personnel, a helideck, a 150-ton
heave compensated crane, and a working moonpool. The vessel will also be
equipped with a satellite communications system capable of transmitting
streaming video for real-time work observation by shore personnel.