Newbuild Q7000 is delivered to Helix Energy Solutions

Newbuild Q7000 is delivered to Helix Energy Solutions
Photo: Sembcorp Marine

Helix Energy Solutions Group has taken delivery of the Q7000 well intervention semisubmersible vessel from Sembcorp Marine in Singapore.

Equipped with an IMO-certified Class 3 Dynamic Positioning System and the Helix-designedIntervention Riser System, the Q7000 is able to execute well intervention and decommissioning operations in water depths ranging from 85m to 3,000m.

With its open deck plan and tri-axial configuration, the Q7000 is capable of a wide range of Production Enhancement operations as well as well clean-up and field development support. It is equally optimized for Well Decommissioning, including suspension, tubing removal, tree recovery and sea floor clearance.

During operations, the vessel has a variable deck load capacity of circa 3,000t in addition to well intervention and service fluids. The Q7000 is arranged with a sophisticated (active and passive heave compensation) 600t well intervention tower on the upper deck, and has a large flush deck with skidding system for Well Intervention support equipment and tubulars storage. It has below deck twin work class ROV systems, bulk fluids storage and pumping systems.

The Q7000 features a full suite of Schlumberger equipment as part of the joint Subsea Services Alliance, providing an integrated approach to subsea well services. The Alliance combines the expertise and capabilities of Helix and Schlumberger to form an advanced subsea well construction, intervention and decommissioning portfolio, including marine support, well services, project management, and subsea well access and control.

The Q7000 is currently transiting to West Africa to commence its first subsea services project scheduled to begin in January 2020.