KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), via its unit PC Mauritania 1 Pty Ltd (PCMPL), has hired Norwegian offshore services company Havfram for decommissioning operations in Mauritania.
In a statement on Thursday (May 12), Havfram, previously known as Ocean Installer, said that Petronas awarded the contract to the company for the provision of engineering, procurement, retrieval and disposal services in March 2022.
The services are for the abandonment and decommissioning of Petronas’ subsea facilities on the Chinguetti and Banda fields, offshore Mauritania.
Havfram, while not disclosing the financial details nor the terms, indicated that work had commenced.
Under the contract, Havfram said it will utilise its in-house expertise to service the remaining field infrastructure after Phase 1 decommissioning operations executed in 2018.
Havfram first secured a project from Petronas back in 2018.
The scope of the latest project includes decommissioning of risers and umbilicals on the Chinguetti field, which is located at water depths of approximately 800 metres, about 80km west of Mauritania.
Havfram deputy chief executive officer and subsea executive vice-president Kevin Murphy stated the company's focus on risk mitigation and efficient execution solutions saw it appointed by Petronas as a partner for decommissioning operations.
Havfram’s project management and engineering team is based in its Houston office in the US.