The Cougar XT ROV, owned by James Fisher and Sons Marine Services, is now ready to support a project for Bluestream Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico
Osiris has announced the mobilisation of its Cougar XT system, complete with the new Launch and Recovery system (LARS) and Tether Management System from their head office in Yorkshire to its final destination in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Cougar XT is set to provide operational back-up support for Bluestream Offshore where Osiris will be acting as a sub-contractor. The Cougar XT will be managed by a small on-site team, who will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the ROV during its involvement within the project.
The project will include the piloting of the ROV and the operation of the new LARS system, which includes a TMS, a first of its kind at Osiris that enhances their capabilities in deep operations. This integrated approach for ROV operations helps to reduce the effect of drag on a long length of surface tended umbilical, providing more consistency and accuracy in the work site during this oil and gas operation.
The Cougar XT undertook a four week journey, which started with a scheduled stop in the Netherlands and Spain where it was then loaded onto a support vessel for a three week crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
Commenting on the Cougar XT and the scope of work, managing director Aiden West said: “this is another great opportunity to showcase our skill-set and get the Osiris name into the oil and gas market, which is something that we have been targeting in recent months. I have no doubt that our team on the ground will excel when involved in operations. Equally it will be a great opportunity to utilise our new LARS and TMS systems and demonstrate the capability of our investment”.