UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, has been awarded a subcontract by McDermott International for a series of survey work scopes offshore eastern India.
UTEC will provide surface and subsea positioning services during the installation of subsea flowlines, pipeline end manifolds and terminations, jumpers, risers and umbilicals that form part of the development of a field in water depths to 2100 m.
The work is due to commence offshore in December 2018 and will see UTEC’s equipment and personnel operating initially on three vessels: the McDermott operated DLV 2000 pipelay vessel, a third-party light construction vessel and a third-party dive support vessel.
Simon Hird, UTEC business unit director, Asia Pacific, commented, “UTEC has a global master services agreement that sees us providing survey support on a range of McDermott owned and operated vessels. This continuity of involvement in McDermott projects has enabled UTEC to truly align its services with McDermott’s corporate and project objectives, which positions us well to extend our services to cover any third-party vessels that are brought in to a project.”
UTEC has provided survey support services on a range of Asia Pacific projects over the past five years, including INPEX’s Ichthys and Woodside GWF-2 projects in Australia, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd’s Vashishta project in India, pipelaying for Brunei Shell Petroleum in Brunei and the Siakap and Kikeh projects in Malaysia.
The project management team will be based in Singapore, supported by project personnel from UTEC’s office in Perth, Australia. Project support is also being provided by McDermott’s office in Kuala Lumpur and additional logistical coordination during offshore operations will come from Kakinada, India.