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27.08.2008 - MOU Island Constructor

MOU Island Constructor will commence work for TS Marine mid september. The vessel will be engaged in plug and abandonment operations in the UK sector.

The contract inlcudes several options.

27.08.2008 - MOU Island Wellserver

MOU Island Wellserver has been awarded a contract by TS Marine. The vessel will be engaged in subsea operations in the UK sector for 30 days.

The contract includes several options.

27.08.2008 - MV Island Endeavour Christened and delivered from Aker Yards Brevik

5 year contract for the MV Island Earl
5 year contract for the MV Island Earl

The vessel was christened by the godmother, mrs. Ineke Kloeth from Wintershall Nordsee B.V., on August 12. The charterer, SNS Group/Peterson, have chartered the vessel for 5 years.

During the naming ceremony, Loek Sakkers, director of the SNS Group/Peterson, announced that they also have awarded a 5 year contract for the MV Island Earl. Both contracts includes options.

The vessels will sail out from Den Helder in Holland.

MV Island Endeavour was delivered from Aker Yards Brevik to the owners on the August 21.

18.07.08 - Island Frontier awarded contract extension by StatoilHydro

Contract extension by StatoilHydro
Contract extension by StatoilHydro

StatoilHydro has awarded Island Offshore with Island Frontier an amendment to the contract for Light Well Intervention Services extending the contract to 2011. 

When Island Wellserver commence operation ca October 2008, this will provide StatoilHydro with two LWI units operating on the Norwegian Continental shelf. The total amendment contract value from 2008-2011 is approx. NOK 600 mill.

Island Offshore strongly believe in further developing IOR (Increased Oil Recovery) of subsea fields by means of increased well intervention activity. This is further strengthened by managing the MARACC well intervention unit, a fifth generation semi submersible light drilling unit, currently being built at Zhousuan Shipyard, China and ready for operation Q2 , 2010.

This unit will purpose built to include TTRD (through tubing rotary drilling) together with Rigid Riser Coiled Tubing capabilities. Additionally a 4th LWI unit has been ordered from Aker Yards, with delivery Q3, 2011, which also will include a deep water application.

15.07.08 - ordered new large Well Intervention Unit from Aker Yards

Well intervention unit from Aker Yards
Well intervention unit from Aker Yards

Island Offshore has signed a contract with Aker Yards for building of a large Well Intervention Unit. The unit will be based on the same design as "Island Wellserver", delivered from Aker Yards earlier this year.

The vessel is equipped for operations in the North Sea market especially, and world wide generally. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 1.2 billion included equipment supplied by the owners. The well intervention unit is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2011. 

After delivery of this Vessel Island Offshore will have 4 RWLI in operation, and strengthen their position as a pioneers and market leaders in this segment. 
The new vessel will be based on the same design as "Island Wellserver", upgraded with increased length, engine capacity, thruster’s capacity and topside capacity. 
The well intervention unit will be of Rolls-Royce UT 767 CDL design, and will be built at Aker Yards in Norway.

Main particulars of the unit.

Type of unit: Well Intervention unit
Design: UT 767 CDL


Length overall


130.30 m

Length between p.p. 116.90 m
Breadth moulded 25.00 m
Depth main deck midship 11.20 m

Accommodation for 97 persons

15.07.08 - Ormen Lange Excavation Campaign - Record Breaking Performance

Record breaking preformance
Record breaking preformance

Island Offshore (IO) is proud to announce that the progress of the Ormen Lange excavation project is progressing way faster and more efficient than predicted, breaking all previously records for this type of excavations. IO and AGR have been working hard together onshore and offshore to achieve these results. IO also took part in the last excavation campaign but then by use of the MOU Island Frontier in 2004.


"I would like to congratulate you all on a job well done so far. 
The last days we have seen how effective the excavation assembly onboard the Island Valiant is for seabed preparation in extreme terrain. 
When I got up this morning I was informed that the largest location in the base scope of more than 600m3 was completed during the night. This was done in an average of 105m/3 pr hour!!!
We have also completed two locations with very hard clay using the side cannons on the clay cutter. Both completed to spec using less time than expected.

I am extremely pleased, not only with the good progress of the work, but also with the very professional way all personnel onboard is doing their job. My feeling is that we are all working as one team onboard to accomplish a safe and accurate job. I am very happy to be onboard this excellent vessel and to closely work with all personnel onboard.

Due to the good progress in the operation so far, we have issued some additional scope of work that we can do after we have completed the 9 locations in the base scope. The amount of the additional scope to be performed will be decided based on the further progress.

I hope you can pass on my regards to all personnel involved in the operations. 
Thanks for the very good effort so far - Keep up the good work."

Best regards/Hilsen
Stig-Arne Witsø  |  Pipeline Lead, Ormen Lange Offshore Project


Commenced a 6 months contract
Commenced a 6 months contract

Island Offshore is pleased to announce that MV Island Patriot has delivered to ConocoPhillips Norge AS, and commenced a 6 months contract performing field support at the Great Ekofisk area. The vessels will operate out Tananger


Contract award RBG LTD
Contract award RBG LTD

Island Offshore has been awarded a contract with RBG Ltd, performing subsea operations in the Curlew FPSO area east of Aberdeen. MOU Island Wellserver will commence her charter 17th of June 08, and sail direct from Aalesund to Aberdeen for the mobilisation.

If all the options are declared in this contract the vessel will commence mobilisation for her long term RLWI campaign IDC from this Charter, in August 08. Island Offshore is pleased to be awarded this contract by RBG Ltd.

13.06.08 - CONTRACT AWARD SENERGY LTD                                            

Contract award Senergy LTD
Contract award Senergy LTD

Island Offshore is pleased to announce that the MV “Island Earl” has delivered to Synergy Ltd, for a two well campaign.

The Island Earl will operate from Peterhead and mainly be supporting the Stena Spey. The estimated duration for this contract is 90 days, but the intention is that the vessel will follow the rig to next charterers.

27.05.08 - MOU Island Constructor                                                      

MOU Island Constructor
MOU Island Constructor

Island Offshore took delivery of MOU Island Constructor last friday, 24.05.08, and the christening ceremony was held in Geiranger on the 25.05.08.

The vessel will continue mobilizing at Ulstein Verft in Ulsteinvik, until mid June. The vessel will then enter a plug and abandonment job for UWG, before entering a long term contract for BP this coming autumn.

23.05.08 - Contract Award StatoilHydro                                              

Contract award StatoilHydro
Contract award StatoilHydro

Island Offshore took delivery of MV Island Earl earlier this week. The vessel will enter the spot market direct after delivery. In mid July, the vessel will commence her contract with StatoilHydro.

14.05.08 - Island Wellserver and Island Constructor on seatrial in Storfjorden

09.05.08 - Island Constructor on sea trial this week                          

05.05.08 - Island Valiant and Island Vanguard                              

Two of our Titans side by side
Two of our Titans side by side

Two of our Titans side by side in Kristiansund.


Received Letter of Intent
Received Letter of Intent

Island Offshore (IO) has received a Letter of Intent from StatoilHydro for the hire of a medium size Platform Supply Vessel.

The MV Island Earl is presently under construction at Aker Brevik, and will take delivery approximately 15th of May 08. Upon delivery MV Island Earl will join the spot market, and commence her contract with StatoilHydro between 15th July and 15th of September 08.

The vessel will be operating out of Bergen, and the contract duration is for 2 wells firm (ca 160 days). Once the MV Island Earl is delivered from the yard Island Offshore will have 3 x vessels of the new generation UT 755 LN in operation for various clients.

28.04.08 - MV Island Patriot

Constantly being polished
Constantly being polished

Picture from MV Island Patriot on a beautiful day in the middle of the North Sea in April. The jewel is constantly being polished.

21.04.08 - MOU Island Wellserver                                                 

Friday 11th of April at 14:15 hrs, Island Offshore took delivery of the great ship MOU Island Wellserver from the yard Aker Langsten.

The vessel went directly to a subsea heavy lift job in the German part of the English Channel, and is now enroute to Ulsteinvik for to continue the work with commissioning of the topside equipment. 

The work was performed in a safe and secure manner. Since this was the first job the ship performed, we are very pleased that the job went according to plans and procedures.

Island Wellserver proved her capability in extreme conditions with regards to strong current and visibility in the water. The divers could execute their work in safe conditions. The MT Dp-system was tuned to its optimal, and the vessel maintained its position exemplary even in this difficult environment.

21.04.08 - MV Island Scout                                                             

Today, 21st of April, MV Island Scout was delivered to her new owners, Aries Shipping, in Ålesund.
The new name of the ship will be Aries Scout, and we believe that she will be working in the North Sea spot market.

16.04.08 - Contract Award StatoilHydro ASA                                

Recieves Letter of Intent
Recieves Letter of Intent

Island Offshore (IO) has received a Letter of Intent from StatoilHydro for the hire of a large sophisticated anchor handler, with special features towards safe anchor handling and subsea operation in deepwater.

The vessel is built according to DNV's CLEAN DESIGN, and has an environmentally friendly and efficient propulsion system.

The Island Vanguard will commence it's Charter with StatoilHydro once her forward comitment is completed approx. end April 08.

The contract agreement with StatoilHydro is for 18 months with 3 x 6 months option

This will be IO's 4th long term contract with statoilHydro. IO are pleased to be represented in several aspects of services to StatoilHydro, compromising of Increased Oil Recover, by use of RWLI vessels, Supply Pool Support, Anchor Handling and Subsea Work.

This contract also proves IO's posittion in the demanding anchor handling market and will strengthen IO's relationship with StatoilHydro.

28.02.08 - MOU Island Wellserver                                                 

Christened new vessel
Christened new vessel

Island Offshore christened their new vessel, MOU Island Wellserer, in Ulsteinvik Thursday 28th. of February. The Godmother of the vessel was Ms. Christina Stokkeland.

The godmother will be involved in the onshore planning for the operation, and also from time to time be involved in the offshore operation. Island Offshore will take delivery of the vessel in the near future.

After delivery, Island Offshore will continue the commissioning of the topside equipment.