Friday, September 22, 2000
Barge order for FirstWave/Newpark
Each barge measures 250 ft x 42 ft x 12
ft, with a cargo capacity of 2200 short tons. The barges were
designed by the Metairie, Louisiana naval architecture firm of
Shearer & Assoc., Inc.
Well intervention deal
MSV Regalia is a modern, multi-service rig with a DP3 dynamic positioning system. It is fully equipped for deep-water operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
ProSafe and Schlumberger will form a joint integrated operational unit which will offer all types of services related to subsea well maintenance--including cable operations, coiled tubing, cementing, pumping, well control and well testing.
The companies say that due to the unique positions they hold in the markets for multi-service vessels and well intervention, a cooperation between them will contribute to increasing the oil companies' production from existing subsea wells.
ProSafe sees the agreement as a breakthrough in its strategy of developing a fleet of multi-service vessels.