Fossil Energy – accommodation
Floatel International is pleased to announce that Equinor Brasil Energia has awarded a contract to Floatel Victory to provide Maintenance and Safety Unit (MSU) services alongside Peregrino Floating Production Storage and offloading unit (FPSO) offshore Brazil.
The charter of the MSU is for six months with an expected commencement date on site in the third quarter 2021. Equinor has options to extend the charter after the firm period.
Built in 2013 Floatel Victory is a semi-submersible accommodation and construction support vessel which can accommodate 560 people in one and two-bed cabins.
It has a 38-meter gangway for client personnel to transfer between the floatel and the host installation. The gangway features a telescopic capability of +/- 7.5 m allowing the vessel to remain connected in severe weather.
The Peregrino field was shut down last year due to the riser rupture and repairs with Equinor at the time saying the repairs would be finalized in 1Q 2021.
Equinor is working to develop the field further through a project called Peregrino Phase 2, which involves the addition of a third fixed wellhead platform to the field, extending its main productive life and adding 250-300 million barrels in recoverable reserves. The second phase is expected to be developed at a cost of USD 3 billion and will start production in 2022