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GMS to develop well intervention services

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:04

Gulf Marine Services (GMS) is working on developing its fleet of self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs), which the company says will allow it to deliver well intervention services more efficiently, and more quickly.

Image of the GMS Endurance, from GMS.

“During 2015 we continued to build up our expertise in well intervention services and are developing cantilever systems for our mid-size class and large class SESVs,” GMS said. “The cantilever systems will allow GMS to deliver existing well intervention services more efficiently and quickly, and to provide a greater range of services from our SESVs.”

At the end of 2016, GMS will deliver its first large cantilever heavy well intervention system, which will be installed on GMS Evolution, and will enable GMS to compete for workover activity previously only able to be carried out from jackup drilling units. 

Unlike drilling rigs, the GMS SESV fleet is entirely self-propelled and does not require tugs or similar support vessels for moves between locations in the field, making them significantly more cost-effective and time-efficient than conventional offshore support vessels without self-propulsion, such as drilling rigs. 

“We strongly believe this will be an attractive proposition for our clients both in the current market and when oil prices increase,” GMS said.

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