- News - March 3, 2005
Australian Success for
Subsea 7 IRT
The Integrated Remote Technologies (IRT) division
of global contractor, Subsea 7, today announced
a contract award from Woodside for the provision
of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) services and
personnel. The contract will comprise all Woodside
projects for the next 12 months and is valued
in the region of US$750,000.
The work was awarded as a result of a successful
choke change-out in the Echo Yodel field, Australia,
for Woodside, earlier this month. At the start
of the year it was determined that the choke,
which was installed on the Yodel 4 wellhead four
years ago, had failed and needed to be replaced
due to a number of unexplained anomalies. The
project utilised Woodside’s heave compensated
crane for the choke running and retrieval which
was overseen by Subsea 7 personnel.
Operations for the choke change-out project included
the mobilisation of all equipment and personnel,
management of operations onboard the Farstad owned
DP vessel ‘Lady Christine’, ROV operations
using the Cobra 07 workclass system with Tether
Management System (TMS), and ultimately demobilisation.
Vice President for Subsea 7 IRT, Ian Cobban commented:
We are delighted to be of service to Woodside
and look forward to continuing our good relationship
with them after demonstrating our capabilities
on the Echo Yodel field. Over 120 operational
hours went into the project, which was completed
on time, within budget and without incident or
For more information, contact:
Lyndsay Cruickshank on +44 1224 344606
Pat Stephen on +44 1224 344508 or +44 7712 427608
Notes to editors:
1. Subsea 7 is one of the world’s leading
subsea engineering contractors. The company has
offshore operations supported out of the UK, Norway,
Asia Pacific, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa,
Middle East and the Caspian and employs 3000 world-wide.
Subsea 7 has a fleet of remotely operated vehicles
(ROVs), four pipeline construction yards and 14
modern, high specification dynamically positioned
ships capable of deepwater reeled and flexible
pipelay, deepwater subsea construction and saturation
diving. Website: www.subsea7.com
2. Farstad Shipping ASA is a public Norwegian
company operating supply-vessels. The company's
head office is in Aalesund and the shares are
listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
The company's fleet of vessels consist of AHTS
(anchor handling tug supply vessel) and PSV (platform
supply vessel) and is supporting offshore rig
activities and other offshore related activities
in different regions.
Presently the company's vessels are working in
the North Sea, in Brazilian water, in West Africa,
in Australian water and offshore Vietnam, Malaysia
and the Phillipines.
The fleet consists of 47 vessels. In addition
three vessels are under construction for delivery
3. Woodside is Australia's largest publicly listed
independent oil and gas exploration and production
company and is one of the nation's most successful
explorers, developers and producers of hydrocarbons.
The company, which celebrated its 50th anniversary
in 2004, is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange
(ASX: WPL). It employs about 2100 people and has
its headquarters in Perth, Western Australia.
Woodside's core areas of focus are Australia,
the United States and Africa.
4. DP is an acronym for Dynamically Positioned.