Sapura Jade starts deepwater flex-lay duty offshore Brazil

Offshore staff

KUALA LUMPUR, MalaysiaSapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad’s fourth new pipelay support vessel, Sapura Jade, has started work for Petrobras offshore Brazil.

The contractor’s joint venture company with Seadrill, Sapura Navegacao Maritima (SNM), is managing operations.

In 2011 and 2013 Petrobras awarded SNM two contracts totaling $4.1 billion in value to build and operate six PLSVs for deepwater flexible pipelay.

Sapura DiamanteSapura Topázio, and Sapura Ônix are already in service.

As with the previous vesselsSapura Jade is equipped with a 550-metric ton (606-ton) vertical (tiltable) lay system for deployment of a range of flexible products in up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) water depth for Petrobras’ presalt developments.

SapuraKencana’s Australian subsidiary, Total Marine Technology, supplied the vessel’s ROVs.


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