Topaz to support Maersk's Al Shaheen field ops

Topaz Shaheen to be deployed back into field later in January

The Topaz Shaheen will serve as a back up service vessel in Qatar's Al Shaheen field.
The Topaz Shaheen will serve as a back up service vessel in Qatar's Al Shaheen field.

Dubai based oil field services company Topaz Energy and Marine, has through its subsidiary DMS been awarded a five year vessel contract with five one-year options estimated to be worth US$48 million including the option period. Under the contract, the offshore support vessel ‘Topaz Shaheen’ will serve as a standby support vessel for Maersk Oil Qatar in the Al Shaheen Field in Qatar.

The vessel has previously been working for Maersk providing services such as anchor handling, personnel transfer as well as acting as a Safety Standby Vessel for rescue operations and firefighting. Upon completion of a one year stint with Maersk in Qatar, the vessel was awarded a long-term contract.

The Topaz Shaheen is currently undergoing a significant upgrade which will enhance the vessel’s capabilities in the field and make her capable of dynamic positioning operations and oil spill recovery. She will also be able to undertake remote operated vehicle (ROV) and survey support operations. The vessel will be deployed back to the field later this month.

The Topaz Shaheen forms part of the Topaz Marine division’s offshore support vessel fleet serving oil majors and international offshore contractors primarily in the offshore hydrocarbon space of the Caspian and MENA regions.

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