Atlantic offshore share Equinor’s goal of reducing emission. During last week’s seminar for vessels sailing with Equinor, our vessel Ocean Art received the prize for 2018’s most environmental friendly PSV operation.
Ocean Art have been working actively to sail as fuel efficiently as possible, and have shown that engagement, interest and good planning provide benefits in the form of low fuel consumption. Master Edvard Dahlén received the prize on behalf of the vessel, both crews and the company!
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Main shareholder Ogreid, together with Atlantic Offshore, has purchased Bravo Sapphire and Bravo Topaz. The purchase will create approx. 50 new jobs.
Ocean Dee (Ex Sapphire) – built in 2008 – will be equipped and delivered as a UK Coded Class A Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV), providing a safe haven for more than 300 survivors. Ocean Don (Ex Topaz), built in 2010, will be equipped and delivered as a UK Coded Class B, and safe haven for up to 300 survivors.
Illustration based on original photos by Joost Zaal (Bravo Sapphire) and Farid Mernissi/Wikimedia Commons (Bravo Topaz)
In an extraordinary general meeting in Aegopodium AS on 19 March 2018, Geir Sjurseth was elected as new board member.
Mr. Sjurseth has more than 37 years experience from international bank/finance, shipping and offshore, and has worked most of his career for companies in Oslo, Singapore, Bergen and London. He spent eight years with DNB in Oslo, was the CFO for Westfal-Larsen/Masterbulk for six years, and joined DVB Bank SE in London in 2000, where he set-up the bank’s global advisory and M&A for shipping, offshore and aviation. From 2007 he was the Managing Director and head of the bank’s newly established Offshore Support Group. From April 2013 he was the Managing Director and Global Head of Offshore Finance. He was also Branch Manager of DVB Bank SE Singapore Branch. Sjurseth has also been the CFO of the Vesta group, and served as Managing Director of Bergen Fondsmeglingsforretning.
Mr. Sjurseth holds a M.Sc. in business economics (Siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), and an MBA in international finance from San Diego State University.
The company’s ERRV Ocean Troll, will provide Emergency Response and Rescue services for Maersk Oil’s Culzean project in the central North Sea. The Charter is the first Fire Fighting Class II (Fi-Fi II) ERRV to have operated in the UK sector.
The charter commenced in July 2017 and will last for a firm period of two years, with two one-year options thereafter.
Atlantic Offshore Scotland Ltd is part of the Norwegian-based Aeogopodium AS and employs circa 210 people (approximately 200 seamen and 10 office-based staff) and provides multi-role ERRVs for many of the oil majors operating in the North Sea.
The 78m Ocean Troll is an ERRV with multirole functionality including Fi-Fi II, with the capacity to accommodate a crew of 21 people. It is managed by the company from its Aberdeen base at Waterloo Quay.
Matthew Gordon, managing director of Atlantic Offshore Scotland Ltd, said: “Robust emergency response is indispensable to all oil and gas operations. Our aim is to cement our position as the UK’s leading ERRV supplier for high end multi-role services.
In addition to this contract, Atlantic Offshore will also be renewing its relief vessel with the newly converted Ocean Clever. Built in 2009, the vessel will take over the relief duties of the Ocean Troll and will provide employment for an additional 30 seafarers.
Roy Wareberg, CEO of Atlantic Offshore, said “It is a great achievement to secure Maersk Oil’s Culzean project – not only does it allow the team to support a high end project – but it allows us to further grow our fleet. Our recent conversion of Ocean Clever is something we aim to continue in the coming years and as we look for opportunities that fit our niche service offering.”
Inclusive of Atlantic Offshore Scotland’s range of six ERRVs, the Aeogpodium AS group currently operates a fleet of nine ERRVs and three Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs).
The Group’s aim is to continue to expand its capabilities within both the Norwegian and UK sectors of the North Sea and to be able to provide cross-border solutions reflecting the needs of its clients.