As part of its Subsea Services Activity in Asia, BOURBON is currently operating locally 3 MPSVs devoted to Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) operations: the Southern Ocean in Eastern Russia, the Bourbon Supporter in Thailand, and the Bourbon Evolution 803 in Malaysia.

These latest-generation vessels are now operating on underwater robots (Remotely Operated Vehicles) support, diving support, cable laying support, products injection and well stimulation support and also provide floatel support services in the region.

“3 of Bourbon Subsea Services’ fleet of 19 vessels are currently operating in Asia to provide a wide variety of offshore oil & gas subsea services to suit the diversity of the regional requests. This strengthens the position of Bourbon Subsea Services as a solution finder for the most demanding clients,” explains Patrick Belenfant, Senior Vice President Business Management - Subsea Services.

Focus on the Bourbon Evolution 803 operations for Daya OCI in Malaysia

This vessel has been working for Daya OCI since March. “The Bourbon Evolution 803 is a genuine and flexible ‘toolbox’”, states Jean-Charles Audouin, Project Manager – Subsea Services. “She has been customized to suit the client’s needs with a saturation diving kit, a ROV, etc.”.

The main operations involve connecting underwater pipes on existing oil fields supported by the vessel’s 2 AHC cranes, ROVs and a team of 12 divers. The vessel should soon be installing 30 kilometers of high tension cables to supply future platforms.

James Klopper, Chief Operating Officer - Daya OCI, comments: “Our partnership with BOURBON began 3 months before the vessel came out of the shipyard in China and continued right through the mobilization, client acceptance and commencing work offshore. It is a pleasure to work with the team on board who have always understood our objectives and done whatever they can to assist us. We look forward to successfully completing this campaign together and getting ready for the next one.”

A regional presence

Through its Singapore-based affiliate Bourbon Offshore Asia, BOURBON is already operating a substantial fleet of vessels in Asia. Complementary project management personnel with Inspection Maintenance and Repair vessel support experience had been allocated to the area to provide localized expertise and services to the most demanding oil and gas clients.