BW Offshore and Prosafe Production Join Forces

But what’s the deal with the mystery behind this merger?  According to BW Offshore’s website, Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States are not privy to this deal.  Like their merger, and all the details surrounding it, is some sort of huge secret.

I called their offices in Houston and New Orleans, but nobody was able to comment.

BW Offshore is a major FPSO contractor and is about to break some serious records with the installation and operation of the BW Pioneer in the Gulf of Mexico for Petrobras.  This converted tanker has been successfully anchored in 8000 feet of water in the central Gulf of Mexico, an area notorious for breeding powerful hurricanes.

courtesy of Petrobras

Once all the subsea systems have been hooked up, the topsides equipment commissioned, and all the permits etc have been acquired, this vessel will produce up to 80,000 barrels per day from Petrobras’ Cascade and Chinook fields.  These fields had been successfully drilled by Transocean’s Discoverer Deep Seas.

Prosafe Production is a major owner/operator of FPSOs and is headquartered in Cyprus, but there was nothing on their website indicating their merger with BW.

If anyone has the scoop on this, feel free to comment below!