Reef Subsea awarded two-year service agreement contract

Pressemelding   •   okt 26, 2010 14:20 CEST

October 12, 2010 - Reef Subsea AS announced today that one of its Norwegian operating companies has been awarded a two-year service agreement contract by BP Norge.

Technocean AS, a subsidiary of Reef Subsea AS, has signed a two-year service agreement with BP Norge for integrated subsea services in the North Sea. Upon signing the service agreement, a purchase order for the Valhall LoFS (Life of field seismic) rectification work was awarded.

The work consists of subsea structure replacement, cable repair, recovery and re-installation, dredging, general survey and inspection work.
Dredging work will be performed by Scan Mudring AS, a Norwegian-based company of Reef Subsea,
using the Scanmachine and ROV mounted dredging system ( ScanROVdredges ), both in-house engineered units.

The operation commenced in September onboard the "Volstad Surveyor” operated by Technocean.
Mark Preece, Reef Subsea Chief Executive Officer, said "We are delighted that BP Norge has shown confidence in Reef Subsea by awarding our subsea contractor Technocean this remedial work in the Valhall Field. It is especially pleasing that Technocean will be working with our subsea dredging company Scan Mudring in providing this service”.

Reef Subsea AS is an international group providing cost-effective integrated subsea services to the oil & gas and renewables industries. Its specialized subsidiaries - Technocean, Scan Mudring and Bluestone Offshore - provide operators and contractors with highly experienced personnel, key subsea technologies and construction support vessels.
Reef Subsea serves its clients in the deepwater or demanding environments of the North Sea, South East Asia and North Atlantic areas. Reef Subsea is a 50/50 owned company of GC Rieber Shipping and HitecVision.
Technocean - based in Bergen, Norway - is a global subsea inspection, maintenance and repair, survey and light construction company, operating two construction support vessels.

Scanmudring - with bases in Norway, Scotland and Canada – is a subsea dredging and rock dump removal specialist operating worldwide in remote and challenging deepwater locations.

Bluestone Offshore – based in Singapore – is an international geotechnical survey company providing complete solutions for organisations requiring deepwater seabed data and sampling.

Mark Preece - + 44 20 8439 95 23 –
Veronique Lecompte - +44 20 8439 9552 –

About Scanmudring Scanmudring - Heavy Subsea Construction Equipment Operators

Scanmudring plan and perform special underwater works - in deep water or in inaccessible locations worldwide.
Scanmudring was established in 1985. Offices, workshops, test quay access are located in Mandal in the southern part of Norway. We perform special underwater work tasks - removal or relocation of any type of seabed soil is our specialty.

Operations are successfully carried out in deep water, difficult conditions and in areas with restricted access.The company at present focuses on operation of Scanmachine, Scancrawler, Scandredge, Scandredge ROV Manipulator and Scangrabber. In addition we perform studies and supply Scanrovdredge for ROV and diver operations.
The Scanmachine remotely operated underwater tool carrier can be operated to a water depth of 1000 m. The system can be modified for work in deeper locations if required. The Scanmachine is fitted with a tool change-out system.

Scanmachine relocates on the seabed on tracks and can be used as a platform for operation of several types of excavator and dredging equipment. The Scancrawler is a newly developed system combining the expertise achieved from Scanmachine operations and the well known flexibility of a ROV. The system consists of a light excavator unit that is powered by a separate ROV using hot stabbing for hydraulic power and electronic control signals.

The unit is makes it possible for ROV to perform highly accurate dredging and excavators tasks, and may be left wet stored at work site while ROV perform other tasks required.
By monitoring the projects and over several thousand hours of subsea operation, we are proud to declare that our skilled operators and reliable equipment ensures that the projects are completed with high focus on safe performance and efficiency.

After completion of the Åsgård Rock dump removal, using the Scanmachine, operation company representative at Statoil commented:

"Never have so much been moved so fast - and under such difficult conditions”