ABL secures rig-moving agreement from Velesto Drilling for work offshore Malaysia

November 07, 2023

(WO) – Energy and marine consultancy ABL has been awarded a contract by Velesto Drilling to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) services relating to the rig operator’s rig moves offshore Malaysia.

Simon Healy, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific ABL

ABL will also support Velesto Drilling with rig moves to adjacent countries, including Vietnam, Indonesia or Thailand, over a one-year period.

Under the new contract, ABL’s rig-moving surveyors in Malaysia are expected to survey and approve approximately 14-16 rig moves offshore Malaysia for Velesto Drilling’s six-rig fleet during the period.

“Our Malaysian rig moving experts have a long history of supporting Velesto Drilling. To secure a new one-year contract is a testament to the mutual trust and positive working relationship our respective teams have built up over many previous rig moves,” says Mohd Saifuddin Md Salleh, Country Manager ABL Malaysia.

ABL’s rig moving specialists provide all technical studies associated with rigs including leg penetration assessment (LPA), site specific assessment (SSA), leg punch-through assessment and leg extraction studies.

ABL Malaysia’s operations, based in Kuala Lumpur will manage the contract, with local support from ABL’s offices in adjacent countries where Velesto Drilling may move to.

“Our extensive office network in the Asia Pacific region is a highly valuable resource base for any offshore company with widespread geographical footprint in the region,” adds Simon Healy, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific ABL.

ABL is part of Oslo-listed ABL Group ASA, an independent energy and marine consultancy group to the global renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors.

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