Ceona, SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, has been awarded a contract for work in the Oyo oilfield offshore Nigeria from CAMAC Energy Inc. The Oyo Phase One expansion project includes installation and recovery of umbilical and flexible pipe and light subsea construction in water to 500m deep.
Project management will be performed by Ceona, while local offshore support and engineering work will be delivered in partnership with their local partner, Marine Platforms Ltd. (MPL) in Lagos, Nigeria.
Offshore work is planned to commence in July 2014, using the Normand Pacific. Ceona has chartered the vessel from Solstad Offshore since April 2014 for one year, with an option of extension.
Ceona mobilized the Normand Pacific with a new high-specification 75t VLS, a reel drive system of 400tonne reels and two work-class ROVOP ROVs in Galveston, Texas (Gulf of Mexico). The vessel's first contract as part of the Ceona fleet was working on the Clipper contingency umbilical installation project for Bennu Oil and Gas in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mark Preece, Executive VP Commercial and Business Development at Ceona commented: "We are delighted to have secured this installation project from CAMAC Energy. Working in partnership with MPL, Ceona continues to build its reputation for excellent project management and offshore performance. West Africa is a key market for Ceona and we are well positioned to compete for the many upcoming SURF projects in the region".