Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. granted Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV), an AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV joint venture, a variation order, adding a second offshore access system (OAS) to its current contract, OSBV announced on 4 March 2013.
An OAS unit will be deployed on the Halul 50 multipurpose offshore vessel for seven months, with an option to extend. The addition will support Shell's wells reservoir management campaign.
The new order comes after OSBV received three-year agreement with Shell Qatar to service Pearl 1 and 2 platforms of the Pearl GTL project, which is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Shell. After using an OAS equipped vessel, Shell Qatar exercised their 2 x 1 year options, extending the contract duration to the end of 2015.
OSBV already achieved more than 62,840 safe personnel transfers mounted on board the Bourbon Gulf Star and connected for more than 5,000 hours since operations began with 100% availability for the past 12 months.
OSBV has operated in Qatar since 2010.