Stanislav Yudin Prepares For Heavy Lift Project Offshore Venezuela

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Crane vessel ‘Stanislav Yudin’ in Aruba before departure to the Perla field, Image courtesy Seaway Heavy Lifting

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) announced today the signing of a new contract with Cardon IV, a 50/50 joint venture between ENI and Repsol, to support the transportation and installation (T&I) of three gas production platforms and the associated tie-in to the existing subsea infrastructure at the La Perla Field offshore Venezuela.  The field is located in waters approximately 70 meters deep.

SHL says the project is already under way and their crane vessel Stanislav Yudin is in the process of having a saturation diving kit installed on board for the subsea portion of the job.  In addition to the Stanislav Yudin and its two supporting vessels, a total of 7 tug/barge spreads will be operated to transport the platforms and subsea infrastructure from Gulf of Mexico ports to the site.

Once in production, the La Perla field is aimed to produce 450 MMscfd of gas and associated condensates, with target up to 1200 MMscfd with the execution of a third development phase early 2018.  The field was originally discovered in 1976 by the jackup rig Ensco 68.

SHL says the T&I project is anticipated to take 5 months and will be managed via SHL’s headquarters in the Netherlands and from their project office in The Woodlands, Texas.

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s CEO Jan Willem van der Graaf commented:

“I am very pleased that Cardon IV has trusted the Perla project in the hands of Seaway Heavy Lifting. This challenging project is one of the largest in Seaway Heavy Lifting’s portfolio, and the project fits well with our experience and capabilities. With our fully refurbished Stanislav Yudin, our passionate team of experienced people, and our trusted key subcontractors, we are keen to make a success out of this project for Cardon IV.”