Halliburton Brings Viking To GOM
Halliburton Subsea, a business unit of Halliburton's Energy Services Group, is deploying its ultra modern multi-purpose support vessel, MSV Subsea Viking, to the Gulf of Mexico on a longterm basis. The vessel, which arrived in U.S. waters in early February 2002, will be available for a wide variety of field development and maintenance tasks including, flexible flowline and umbilical lay, manifold and template installation. remotely operating vehicle (ROV) and survey work and other subsea intervention operations. This 340-ft. (103.6- m) vessel is particularly suitable for supporting deepwater operations. Key features include a 100-ton heave compensated crane, a 1,200-ton capacity below deck carousel, twin 10,000-ft. rated Work Class ROV systems and 12,400- sq. ft. of available working deck area. With more than 10,000-kW of diesel electric power available and an International Maritime Organization/Norwegian Maritime Directorate (IMO/NMD) Class 3 Dynamic Positioning system, the vessel will be capable of operating safely in close proximity to structures and with a very wide weather capability.