Speedcast to Supply Comms for West Bollsta

Friday, August 9, 2019

Remote communication and IT solutions provider Speedcast said it has been awarded a new multi-year contract from offshore drilling contractor Seadrill to provide communications on the West Bollsta semi-submersible rig, off the coast of Norway.

The fully-managed communications solution developed by Speedcast for the West Bollsta includes a dual-redundant C/Ku-band VSAT system, coupled with LAN/WiFi/Industrial WiFi and WAN services, and PABX service, Speedcast said. It combines some of Speedcast’s core technologies and new developments to deliver a personalized solution that fits the reliability needs of Seadrill’s onboard operations.

As the operator of the Northern-Drilling-owned newbuild, Seadrill’s onboard connectivity solutions requirements extend beyond a basic VSAT connection, Speedcast said. The company required an innovative way to provide crew with communications and welfare services.

“Speedcast’s new solution for the West Bollsta semi-submersible demonstrates our commitment to delivering more than VSAT bandwidth, but developing a solution that seamlessly combines various technologies to best suit our customers’ needs on each asset or site,” said Speedcast’s EVP of Energy, Keith Johnson. “It improves the experience for crew when they’re offshore, and they know they have a trusted partner to count on with any portion of their communications system. Seadrill has been a customer of Speedcast’s for many years, and we look forward to continuing to provide efficient, reliable solutions onboard this new asset and beyond.”

The West Bollsta will be operating on behalf of Lundin Norway in the North Sea starting in the second quarter 2020 through January 2022, with an eight-month option to September 2022. The initial 10-well program includes the development of the Luno II field and the Rolvsnes discovery in the Norwegian North Sea.The contract includes four additional one-well options.

Categories: Technology Contracts Drilling Europe

Related Stories

Huge Brazil Oil Round Disappoints

Leviathan on Track for December Startup

Moment of Truth for Brazilian Oil Auction is Here

Partners Green Light Ærfugl Phase 2

ConocoPhillips Makes Discovery Near Balder

Five-year Floater Forecast Buoyant: Report

Shell Eyes Brazil Exploration Areas

Maersk Drilling Wins One-well Job from MOL

Orsted Breaks Ground for Taiwan OWP

Total to Sell Stake in Nigerian Offshore Block

Current News

Brazil Oil Auction Flop to Dent Govt Revenues

Bit Effects off Norway

CGG Grows Middle East Footprint

ConocoPhillips Makes Discovery Near Balder

Polarcus Signs MOU with ARGAS

Injazat, Lamprell Partner on Digitization

N-KOM Completes Bul Hanine Fabrication

Pemex Struck by Ransomware Attack

Lankhorst Ropes Slings for Dolphin Upgrade Project

Global Offshore Wind Market Grows 30%

Magazine

Offshore Engineer (Sep/Oct 2019)

This issue of Offshore Engineer is dedicated to Big Data and Digitalization

Archive
Subscribe

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

OE Digital E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week