Hayleys Energy Services completes oil rig offloading project in Trinco | Sunday Observer

Hayleys Energy Services completes oil rig offloading project in Trinco

Hayleys Energy Services, a pioneer in oil and gas support services in Sri Lanka, completed the offloading of the semi-submersible oil rig Olinda Star at the Trincomalee Port anchorage recently. This deep-water rig is able to drill at water depths of up to 3,600 feet and has a drilling depth capacity of up to 24,600 feet.

The company was appointed as the exclusive service provider and Sri Lankan representative for the handling of the rig by the Brazilian Oil and Gas exploration and drilling services company, Queiroz Galvao Oleo Gas S.A. (QGOG).

The rig was dry towed from Rio, Brazil to Trincomalee anchorage, aboard Dockwise Mighty Servant 1, one of the world’s largest heavy lift carriers.

The Trincomalee Port Anchorage was selected for its ideal stable and safe sea conditions for offloading and loading such large oil rigs with the much needed deep sea depths, sheltered-calm waters and swing radius. Upon completing the safe and incident free offloading of the oil rig Olinda Star, the rig was towed from Trincomalee Port, to Kakinda, India.

QGOG had contracted Hayleys Energy Services (HES) to manage all aspects of the rig offloading project in Sri Lanka, where HES had to coordinate and handle the project in close liaison with the Deputy Harbour Master of Trincomalee Port and Port officials throughout this complex and challenging operation.

Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hayleys Energy Services, Chas Charles said, “Our experts have handled complex rig moves around the world as a 100% Sri Lankan company since its inception, and it is indeed a noteworthy track record to see another safe and smooth rig off-load carried out in Sri Lanka adhering to the industry safety standards and delivering timely results.”

“Our team’s knowledge and expertise in the oil and gas domain, clearly gives us a distinct edge in Sri Lanka,” he said.

General Manager of Hayleys Energy Services, Ricky Barnett said, “It is indeed a landmark moment for us at HES to successfully conclude yet another incident free rig offload meeting the client’s expectations.”

Managing Director of Hayleys Advantis Limited, Ruwan Waidyaratne said, “This is another testament to the ingenuity and tireless efforts of our teams who continue to take on ever more complex projects and deliver beyond clients’ expectations time and time again.”

The wide end-to-end service range provided by Hayleys Energy Services as a one-stop-shop, included the provision of three tugs and supply vessels owned by Sri Lanka Shipping Company (a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis).