Helix Energy Solutions has entered into a contract for its new-build semi-submersible well intervention vessel, the Q7000. The vessel will be performing subsea workover and integrated well intervention services with a major client offshore Nigeria, an estimated minimum 80-day campaign. Helix continues to mobilize the vessel from the shipyard in Singapore, and the project is scheduled to begin in early January 2020.
Owen Kratz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helix, stated, “We are very pleased to announce our first contract for the Q7000. The contract represents the result of years of work to bring our new vessel to market, and we look forward to the opportunities that our expansion into the riser-based well intervention market in West Africa will provide, as we continue to strengthen our presence globally.”
The Helix Q7000 DP Class 3 semisubmersible is an advanced, North Sea environment capable Well Intervention Unit.
The Q7000 can perform through-riser Well Intervention and decommissioning operations in water depths ranging from 85m to 3,000m, utilizing the Helix designed Intervention Riser System (IRS) which features a High-Angle disconnect system.
With its’ open deck plan and tri-axial configuration, the Q7000 is capable of a wide range of Production Enhancement operations as well as Well Clean up and Field development support. It is equally optimized for Well Decommissioning including suspension, tubing removal, tree recovery and sea floor clearance.
(Source: Helix Energy Solutions)