Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary, Keppel FELS, delivered the Floatel Triumph semisubmersible to Floatel International, which will work on Chevron's Wheatstone, and INPEX's Ichthys Field, off Western Australia.
The Floatel Triumph is a fifth high-specification accommodation semisubmersible that was built to Keppel's proprietary SSAU 5000NG design.
The vessel will first be chartered by Chevron for work in the Wheatstone field in Western Australia.
Floatel Triumph is scheduled to arrive on location in mid-October 2016. Thereafter, it will work for INPEX in the Ichthys Field, off Western Australia.
Chris Ong, managing director of Keppel FELS said the firm worked closely with Floatel to ensure the semisubmersible meets all the requirements of Chevron in the Wheatstone field.
SSAU 5000NG is an enhanced design catered for the stringent UK HSE requirements to work in the UK sector of the North Sea, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Western Australia. It is also equipped with state-of-the-art accommodation and recreational facilities to provide increased comfort for about 500 crew members.
Keppel FELS previously delivered Floatel Superior, Floatel Reliance, Floatel Victory and Floatel Endurance, to Floatel. Floatel Reliance and Floatel Victory are also built to the SSAU design while Floatel Superior and Floatel Endurance are built to Keppel's proprietary DSS 20NS design. Floatel Victory is currently in operations for BP at the Clair Ridge field, West of Shetlands in the UK.
In August, Keppel Offshore & Marine said it is on track to deliver the floating production storage and offloading vessel, Armada Kraken, to Malaysian oilfield service company Bumi Armada. Armada Kraken, which marks Bumi’s entry into the North Sea, will be deployed to produce heavy oil found from the Kraken field in the UK.
Image: Floatel Triumph / Floatel