Island Offshore wins Premier Oil’s North Sea contract

Island Offshore, a leading global Light Well Intervention (LWI) specialist, has been selected by Premier Oil UK Limited to undertake a new LWI service contract on the UK Continental Shelf.

Premier, a growing oil and gas exploration and production company, awarded the business to Island Offshore and the North Sea RLWI Alliance, the operator of three monohull vessels specially designed for well intervention tasks.

The agreement covers activity such as wireline services (a core Island Offshore competence), with work to be carried out by Island Constructor, a 120m long, 8,200 ton, state-of-the-art Ulstein built X-Bow vessel.

Robert Friedberg, Managing Director of Island Offshore Subsea, says that the Island Constructor is indicative of the firm’s specialism and long operational experience in the area, noting: “It’s a cutting edge vessel custom-made to deliver excellent results, and value, for our clients in the most demanding natural environments – such as those experienced on the UKCS.”

The win follows on the back of Island Offshore’s successful acquisition of a number of North Sea well intervention services contracts earlier this year. The firm now has a leading segment position on both the Norwegian and UK Continental Shelf, built on the back of its proven pedigree and commitment to outstanding service levels, technology and results for its customers.